Do You Bring A Gun
Posted June 13 2012 - 09:30 PM
What do you carry Rifle or pistol and why? I know some of you have Gaters and I'd probably bring an AR on a 1 point sling! lol
I just always figured everyone had a gun in the boat so lets see who does and WHO DOES NOT.
Posted June 13 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted June 13 2012 - 10:04 PM
I'm your Huckleberry!
Maybe I do, maybe I don't. Do you really want to find out?
Posted June 14 2012 - 12:50 AM
Why? Because I don't want to leave it in the car so it can be stolen.
Posted June 14 2012 - 02:03 AM
Contrary to popular belief, "Shimano" is not the answer to every question.
Posted June 16 2012 - 01:18 AM
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Posted June 16 2012 - 05:50 AM
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Posted June 16 2012 - 06:48 AM
I never really needed any of them anyways.
Remember Sandy Hook...
Posted June 16 2012 - 08:08 AM
I have been discussing the possibility of bringing a firearm with me on my bass boat with other bass fisherman and they all have said that they do not carry on their bass boats and don't even think about it.
I told them that we are sitting ducks. All a perk or two perks have to do is float up to us, pull a weapon, make us give them our cell phone and jump out of the boat. Goodby to the boat, motor, electronics, equipment and tackle.
The perks could take the boat to their boathouse or ramp, put it on a trailer, and away they go. We may remember their boat registration number and manufacturer but numbers can be hidden and changed and there are way too many bass boats of each brand to try to find one specific watercraft.
What bothers me is that we will, in anger, pull the weapon and threaten someone; fire a warning shot; or shoot at them, their motor or their boat, which will get us into trouble.
I have never had a confrontation on the waters but my friend had one a few years ago on the Nottoway River. Two idiots had the wake zone signs backwards and they would speed through the no wake zones and go slow inbetween the signs. When confronted by my friend the two idiots wanted to fight. All my friend was trying to do was to tell them that they could get a ticket and to please honor the no wake zone signs. There was no confrontation at the ramp as the two idiots had left before we had our weigh-in.
I think your question has merit and it would be interesting to read an article about carrying a weapon in your boat in one of the bass publications.
As for me, I do have flares on the boat and can use them for defense if necessary.
The responses are very interesting, too. Let's hope we get more and maybe you can repost your query in the general fishing section of the Forum to receive more replies.
Posted June 16 2012 - 11:19 AM
One more point. Beyond all the convoluted state and federal laws surrounding us, I rely solely on my God given right to protect myself and my family. Non-negotiable. Let the chips fall where they may.
"A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
Posted June 18 2012 - 09:45 PM
Posted June 18 2012 - 10:18 PM
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