As a poll
I think it can be ignored as a useful statistical excercise, neverless an interesting one. Itsw certainly not representative of the majority of boats, primarily becuase "fanatical threads" attract fanactics ( I use fanatical in a proper sense). Hence to some extent youre polling the converted.
Every year this government makes an attempt undermine our Constitution because they know it worked for hitler, stalin, mussolini and the communist in order to control the people. This country (USA) is founded on the people controlling the government. Once that's gone so is the USA. And if that's what you want, modus operandi.
USAians do respect the laws of other countries. And if they don't want us bringing weapons into port, 'so be it'! But at sea don't try to undermine my natural right to protect myself and family, whatever means they may be.
Like I said ,the carry arms in relattion to the personal protection issue , as opoposed to sporting or in a few cases protection from large animals
,is a political perspective not a practical one.
"But at sea don't try to undermine my natural right to protect myself and family
, whatever means they may be."
You dont have a "natural right", all actions exist within a framework that society erects to preserve some semblance of order and due process, you arnt allowed to take the law into your own hands, whether its your family or not and that is as it should be.
wse must be close to thread closure as someone mentioned Hitler, isnt there a law of message boards associated with that.