Originally Posted by goboatingnow
Most of the actions James you have described would land you in jail. Hence you wouldn't be " law abiding" anymore and by your standards could be treated brutally.
Whether you like it or not most "law abiding" countries treat criminals ,pr would be criminals as normal citizens albeit citizens who are breaking a particular law. You are not allowed to victimise them or to expend more force then is necessary to protect your possessions or to prevent bodily harm. ( you cannot teach them a lesson , that is solely the role of the criminal justice system. ). Legal
backs this up in many countrieses is where criminals sued for damages caused by excessive force and won
What may be acceptable in the US will not be often acceptable elsewhere. Suggesting people arm themselves is pure nonsense, unless the laws of the land are respected.
Please these threads get highjacked by the extremists, people who probably have never sailed to another country. What interesting is to discuss practical methods. Not murdering people and dumping them offshore
as one poster suggested
Taking another human beings life while not at war certainly apply to both sides, the pirate/robber and the victim. If you do not defend what is yours, simply just because the robber would be pirate has a right! So what about the boater's right to defend his property and life?
Killing a person outright seems just that much to brutal but sticking 2000 volt up his poo organ sounds less brutal, then tie him up with cable ties and hand him overr to the authorities. If in doubt, feed him to the sharks because then the law will release him to start all over again. Let the shark be brutal!