Originally Posted by BZT54
Would there be a problem having a shotgun and a 9mm semi-automation pistol on board? That seems to be the minimum requirement for survival in the US.
PS Not kidding....
Minimum for survival in the US! You may be right if you plan to sail into Chicago. I seem to remember a few years ago someone asked a general question about weapons onboard and it turned into a squabble.
I think any subject that is prone to laws, ordinances or changing political views should be discussed here monthly.
Laws change rapidly and people who actually sail their boat away from home should be able to get informed regularly.
I have a concealed carry permit
so I stay abreast of laws for places I travel
I would like to get smarter about weapons laws around the Caribbean
and hear some actual stories from people who actually have interacted with local law enforcement vice reading the archives
Who cares what the law was last year, last month or 10 years ago.
are great for finding out how to change a part on 30 year old boat.
Sorry....I got carried away.
I am a firm believer in being armed at sea. I think its crazy to not have a weapon.
I think sailors should be properly trained in all methods of protecting themselves and their vessel. To include methods other than 9mm and shotgun however I like your thinking. That is a great combination!!