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Old 12-10-2014, 06:57   #496
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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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I can't answer your question, but I really think there is a huge difference between the US and Europe on the gun issue. If I lived in the US I may well have one and for the Caribbean, I am on the fence, so I think I can see what your instincts are, but in the EU I wouldn't. It is a pretty damn safe continent. The incidence of gun use in burglary is vanishingly small and given the hassles and risks of ownership it is not worth owning one.

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Interesting. Laidback oldman dreams of cruising off Into the sunset. Finds a cruising forum. Of all the first questions he might ask, having zero knowledge of the cruising lifestyle, is "can I bring my guns".

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^^^^ THIS This is a question I have too, but it would have been my 100th question to ask on any sailing forum.
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Re: Guns on a Boat, Yes or No?

I'm almost sure that if the OP had asked if he could bring his pet turtle along (instead of his guns), he would have gotten enough positive replies to close the issue within a page.

Now, some 34 pages later, we're making him sound like some sort of paranoid neo-cowboy who pisses with his dick in one hand, and his Dan Wesson in the other.

Did anybody stop to think that he might simply be attached to his guns (like others are to their pet turtles), and, faced with a potential major life change, that he was only asking if he could bring them along for the ride?

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I'm almost sure that if the OP had asked if he could bring his pet turtle along (instead of his guns), he would have gotten enough positive replies to close the issue within a page.

Now, some 34 pages later, we're making him sound like some sort of paranoid neo-cowboy who pisses with his dick in one hand, and his Dan Wesson in the other.

Did anybody stop to think that he might simply be attached to his guns (like others are to their pet turtles), and, faced with a potential major life change, that he was only asking if he could bring them along for the ride?

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I'm almost sure that if the OP had asked if he could bring his pet turtle along (instead of his guns), he would have gotten enough positive replies to close the issue within a page.

Now, some 34 pages later, we're making him sound like some sort of paranoid neo-cowboy who pisses with his dick in one hand, and his Dan Wesson in the other.

Did anybody stop to think that he might simply be attached to his guns (like others are to their pet turtles), and, faced with a potential major life change, that he was only asking if he could bring them along for the ride?

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Firstly, it was the OP's first post and he waded into a controversial subject so it was always goiung to happen.
Secondly, a turtle is a sentient being that it is possible to have an emotional relationship with. Anybody who feels they can have an emotional relationship with a gun scares the hell out of me.
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Though, anyone having an emotional relationship with a turtle sort of irks me too. Eww!
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. Anybody who feels they can have an emotional relationship with a gun scares the hell out of me.
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Yeah.

Though, anyone having an emotional relationship with a turtle sort of irks me too. Eww!
Could be somebody just coming out of their shell.

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. Anybody who feels they can have an emotional relationship with a gun scares the hell out of me.
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A wise man once said, "Never bring a turtle to a gunfight".
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I thought it was Tortoise?
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I thought it was Tortoise?

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A little difficult to accomodate on the boat, I think. But it is British thing, You may know better...
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Firstly, it was the OP's first post and he waded into a controversial subject so it was always goiung to happen.
Secondly, a turtle is a sentient being that it is possible to have an emotional relationship with. Anybody who feels they can have an emotional relationship with a gun scares the hell out of me.
Pete,

Anybody who wants to have an emotional relationship with the 80 lb. Alligator Snapper that's been squatting my pier for the past two weeks is welcome to try, but if it's all the same to you, I'll continue to sleep with my Howitzer...

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Anybody who wants to have an emotional relationship with the 80 lb. Alligator Snapper that's been squatting my pier for the past two weeks is welcome to try, but if it's all the same to you, I'll continue to sleep with my Howitzer...

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