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Old 15-11-2013, 02:14   #16
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On the other hand a speargun, powered by slings or compressed air, etc., and having a trigger release mechanism, is classified as a FIREARM even in many US states, where law enforcement tends to ignore that as long as it is kept on a boat or in the water. Anything that "propels" "launches" or "fires" some type of "missile" or "projectile" by any means of stored energy, is classified as a firearm in many jurisdictions. Enforcement varies, but if the law says it is a firearm, you can worry about being caught with one.
That would include bb guns, air guns, those nerf guns, and standard pneumatic construction nail guns and a whole lot more. Have you got a link to these laws? I'd like to read them.
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I have never found anywhere that it is legal to spearfish with scuba gear.

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That would include bb guns, air guns, those nerf guns, and standard pneumatic construction nail guns and a whole lot more. Have you got a link to these laws? I'd like to read them.
It even includes a caulking gun because that launches something... it's a gun! we're all gonna die!
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we have been to both the west side and east side of the carib - we have 3 spear guns, pole spears and slings on board and never had an issue -- BUT if the rules are no spear guns we obey - sad as we have been snorkling and seen lion fish in the eastern carib and can't kill them - all they want there is to report them - and we all know they are not going to do anything about them - i would have actually paid a small amount for a permit to carry a spear gun while snorkling for killing lion fish only -

we have the guns now in the med and no issues

just pay attention to the laws and don't break them
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we have been to both the west side and east side of the carib - we have 3 spear guns, pole spears and slings on board and never had an issue -- BUT if the rules are no spear guns we obey - sad as we have been snorkling and seen lion fish in the eastern carib and can't kill them - all they want there is to report them - and we all know they are not going to do anything about them - i would have actually paid a small amount for a permit to carry a spear gun while snorkling for killing lion fish only - we have the guns now in the med and no issues just pay attention to the laws and don't break them
Just owning them breaks the laws for some countries.
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It even includes a caulking gun because that launches something... it's a gun! we're all gonna die!
In my hands, a caulking gun loaded with 5200 IS a lethal weapon. Although I am more likely to damage myself with it before anyone else (someone please bring me some debond…)

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