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Old 11-10-2014, 02:34   #451
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Just because you haven't encountered a problem doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I could probably find a piece of equipment or a tool on your boat you have never used because the circumstances have yet to occur. And yet, you still have the tool on board. Why? Because the problem may occur. I would suggest few folks would go thru the trouble of carrying firearms on their vessel - you really have very little to worry about from us. Keep calm and carry……pepper spray.
I don't see the point in carrying tools (now, there's a euphamism) that I am not prepared to use. I am a firm believer in preventative maintenance which should preclude the use of the "final solution"
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Does anyone know how to legally import a Mossberg Mariner 500 shotgun and 12g shells into Italy? I can't find any information online. Can it be shipped to a shipyard or friend in Italy? Or would it be easier to take it on an airline? I'd like to have one on the boat, but want to do things right.

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probably the easiest would be to find a local gun shop who will have an import licence/licence to deal in firearms,then when you leave it can be delivered to the boat together with a customs clearance.
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Does anyone know how to legally import a Mossberg Mariner 500 shotgun and 12g shells into Italy? I can't find any information online. Can it be shipped to a shipyard or friend in Italy? Or would it be easier to take it on an airline? I'd like to have one on the boat, but want to do things right.

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you might also be able to fed-ex it direct to the customs,and they will hold it untill you leave,best ask the local customs
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Please don't besmirch those who sacrifice by accusing us of empiricism. If we are empirical we are damn bad at it - haven't reaped a single dime from Iraqi oil.
I'm guessing you mean imperialism and imperial.

Empericism - the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience

Imperialism - a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
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Does anyone know how to legally import a Mossberg Mariner 500 shotgun and 12g shells into Italy? I can't find any information online. Can it be shipped to a shipyard or friend in Italy? Or would it be easier to take it on an airline? I'd like to have one on the boat, but want to do things right.

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Don't think I would bother trying. I buy a fair bit of 'stuff' online... many/most? of the vendors wont ship to Italy due to 'customs issues'.

And that is just 'stuff'... electronic gizmos and the like... not guns.
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Pretty emotional topic from some the the posts I have read. I guess it all depends on how you were raised, along with the local cultural values and traditions.

When I was in high school back in Maine back in 70's, I would bring my Winchester 30-30 to school during deer season. I would hunt in the woods on the way home in the afternoons. The principle let us all keep our rifles in his office during school hours. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nobody in town would give you a second look other than to see if you wanted a ride.

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Pretty emotional topic from some the the posts I have read. I guess it all depends on how you were raised, along with the local cultural values and traditions.

When I was in high school back in Maine back in 70's, I would bring my Winchester 30-30 to school during deer season. I would hunt in the woods on the way home in the afternoons. The principle let us all keep our rifles in his office during school hours. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nobody in town would give you a second look other than to see if you wanted a ride.

Piers Morgan would have had a heart attack to see this......lol
these days teen pregnancy is growing more common,makes you wonder what the kid's are doing in the afternoons these days
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Where on earth have you been cruising and who with? I have cruised for years in the tropics and been in the yacht cruising industry for years and can count on my fingers the number of boats that felt they had the need to be armed.

I lived in Asia for a decade and met many cruisers there. None to my knowledge felt the need to be armed. In fact they made jokes about the yanks and their guns.


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empiricism and imperialism. Dang, I was posting too late at nite.

Island hopper - read Coops post just above mine. His comment was about not knowing if people carry - I just went to the absurd with it. Even you went with the bizarre - "i don't know anybody who carries but then they wouldn't mention it" bit. Jabber or what?

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A gun is like a parachute, a life raft, or a trauma center. You will probably go through your whole life without ever needing any of them. But, if you do need one, you will probably need it really bad.
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When I carry or travel with guns I don't advertise it, just like most people that are familiar with firearms and carry them. They keep their mouths shut. They don't want people to know they have them. Why would you think that some stranger you met cruising and have only known for hours, days, or even weeks would divulge to you that they had firearms on board. If I were in that spot I would make fun of people that carry guns too so you wouldn't suspect anything. You never know who you are talking to no matter how friendly they are when anchored beside you.

Gun possession by law abiding people that just want it for protection as a last resort don't tend to tell people outside of close friends and family (and customs officers) that they even have them.

I don't care who you are if I am out in the world and carrying you would be the last to know. Unless all Americans are automatically assumed to be carrying then I gues you "would know"
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A gun is like a parachute, a life raft, or a trauma center. You will probably go through your whole life without ever needing any of them. But, if you do need one, you will probably need it really bad.
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I don't see the point in carrying tools (now, there's a euphamism) that I am not prepared to use. I am a firm believer in preventative maintenance which should preclude the use of the "final solution"

Absolutely. If you are going to a place where you wouldn't feel comfortable without a gun, maybe that's a place to avoid. If you're uncomfortable everywhere without a gun, maybe you should stay home in your little fortress of solitude.


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Gun possession by law abiding people that just want it for protection as a last resort don't tend to tell people outside of close friends and family (and customs officers) that they even have them.
I would have thought the non law abiding gun toters would have been the ones to keep quiet as they are doing something to be ashamed off. I would expect law abiding gun toters to use the deterrent value of knowing they are armed to preclude the need to actually kill someone. A sort on mini M.A.D.
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