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Old 03-12-2018, 09:12 PM   #21
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I stand corrected..Thanks PSN.

The OP asked a legitimate question. We should try to focus on the answer to that question. If someone wants to discuss gun control, crime, or how wonderful their country is, they should go start a new thread.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:18 PM   #22
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Easier to ask gun specialists whether the NRA, individual jurisdictions or legal web sites dedicated to addressing gun legality.

They best explain where and how to properly carry guns than sift through a lot of maybe correct info that seems to surface in these threads.

It is less about having a gun on a boat than it is what the local jurisdiction LEOs and prosecuters have actual legal authority over.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:20 PM   #23
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:48 PM   #24
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:17 PM   #25
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Here we go. Iím not a member of the NRA. When I worked in Alaska, on the DEW line, I carried a sidearm outside, sometimes an M1. Big white bears. I have a 54cal. muzzle loader and a shotgun. I used to bow hunt too. Never pointed any of them towards a human. In the AF, I used an M16.

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For the most part, thank you for staying on topic. For the ones that strayed from the question of the OP, watch out. I had a tendency to go on a full blown clean up deletion raid. But for the most part, y'all have behaved. There was nothing wrong with the question. Answer the question or move along. No need for you opinions on why!!!!

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To the OP, get a concealed carry permit. They aren't attached to a weapon but you will then have all your bases covered. And be careful driving to your boat. Cars kill a great many more people each year than guns and I wouldn't want you to hurt anyone. Besides, cars scare me, so I am not sure you should be allowed to own one.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:11 AM   #28
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To the OP...I would buy one of those small handgun safes, secure the safe somewhere that it is accessible, and leave it in there loaded and hopefully never needed.
Whether or not the revolver is in "her name" or not is immaterial as long as it was not stolen.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:16 AM   #29
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One point about taking the gun to the Bahamas...

They will want a count of your rounds of ammunition when you enter the country. When you leave they will count again. The numbers had better match EXACTLY, or you will have problems. They don't want to know that you have "about 50 rounds." If you have 52 unfired cartridges when you enter, then you had darned well better have 52 unfired cartridges when you leave.
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Thanks all for the comments. I like the idea of the flare guns as deterrent.
I also thought about a dummy shot gun. Seems to me if a threatening boat comes up on you just showing what appears to be a functional shot gun would scare them off.
Having a fake gun is not an issue with CG or Bahamas is it?
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I would warn against brandishing a gun that you don't intend to use. It elevates the situation and then you are left without any defense.
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X2 on what Baker said.

A fake gun will always lose in a gun fight. No sense in escalating. In Florida, if you display a fake gun that looks real it's the same as if you had a real one.
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and you better understand the consequences when and where and how you use a flare gun for a deterent.

then like any wrapon, you better practice with it more than the once or twice most boaters may have fired one into the air for practice.

my cut, is if you are willing to use a flare gun.... much better to get, use, practice with and understand the laws of owning a real gun.

like most topics here on TF, use the rigjt tool for the job, do the job right the first time....anything else can go sideways quick.

also, even flare guns are considered weapons in some jurisdictions.... know the laws.
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And if its a close quarters defense situation you'd better have some fire extinguishers handy.
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I feel a bit sorry for the OP getting all this random advice, ha! Unfortunately governments have made this such a huge deal that you really need professional advice to stay legal on this issue. One part of the answer is; it depends on where you go. Someone said watch for "northern states". This is generally true but you only have to go as far as Virginia I think to run into trouble.
There's a lawyer who specializes in this and teaches a class in "handguns on a boat" at Trawler Fest, his name is Todd Lochner you can look him up and I bet he'd be happy to answer this more precisely.
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