Sunday, April 12, 2009

Maritime Gun Control Works Really Well!


International law and Title 46 USC regulates our merchant vessels anywhere in the world. There is no right to firearms or reasonable self-defense.

Sarah Brady and her minions has spread their malignant anti-gun plague everywhere including American cargo ships thousands of miles from our shores.

We are seeing pirates taking advantage of those gun laws. The merchant vessels are sitting ducks for all manner of violent crime.

Why must we enable criminals by providing soft unarmed victims everywhere?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always thought it was ridiculous that crew members on ocean going vessels were normally unarmed. With the risk of pirates these days, it seems that common sense would dictate that some added security would be required by both the shipping companies as well as their governments. A few well trained crew members armed with some 50 caliber machine guns and maybe a rocket launcher or two would stop these pirate attacks in short order. Glad the US Captain was freed by US Navy action. Three less pirates to worry about but the captured one will probably end up becoming a liberal's hero.

Cpdcoppurr said...

God Bless this Captain and our US NAVY and MARINES.............Screw the liberal pukes who won't arm our ships. This shows that America is still the best nation in the world. Getting it done, one bullet at a time.

Anonymous said...

“Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you.”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to his nephew

Lauren said...

You need to make a new post. This made me laugh!

"Gun Control"

Barack Obama at a recent rural elementary school assembly in East Texas, asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, holding the audience in total silence.

Then he said into the microphone, 'Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence.'

Then, little Richard Earl, with a proud East Texas drawl, pierced the quiet and said: ''Well, dumbass, stop clapping!'

Anonymous said...

Put an old time ghetto tact team on each freighter. End of problem.

VoteEarlyAndOften said...

So am i to understand that our guys cannot arm themselves at sea, or is this a company policy?

Crimefile said...

There are a combination of laws and company policies all of which defy common sense as they endanger the crews by making them helpless and defenseless.

VoteEarlyAndOften said...

Is it the Jones Act, or some UN thing? I'd like to read some case law/citations.....Thanks!

Anonymous said...

one good reason merchant vessels don't carry weaponry is because it would mean negotiating local gun law with each port of call. In the case of deck mounted .50 cal machine guns. it would be easy to mow down pirates with them but every time the ship put in at a foreign port it would become a kind of military vessel, not practical for the smooth flow of commerce. So, next time you want to blame a "Liberal" use whatever brains you have to think it through first. Sometimes there are good reasons for not having a gun and sometimes it's nice to have one.

mountainman said...

"one good reason merchant vessels don't carry weaponry is because it would mean negotiating local gun law with each port of call. In the case of deck mounted .50 cal machine guns. it would be easy to mow down pirates with them but every time the ship put in at a foreign port it would become a kind of military vessel, not practical for the smooth flow of commerce. So, next time you want to blame a "Liberal" use whatever brains you have to think it through first. Sometimes there are good reasons for not having a gun and sometimes it's nice to have one."

That's really cute, Mr. Anonymous. I'm sure you even put a little though into that. Unfortunately, it doesn't hold water. (pun maliciously intended). Merchant ships were historically fairly well armed. Even the Mayflower was equipped to handle cannon. Despite your unsupported assertions, there is little evidence that armed merchantmen ever caused trade disruption. A container ship with mounted weapons would never be able to put up much of a fight against any sort of purpose built naval vessel, and would not be 'a kind of military vessel.'
I think piracy is probably much less ' practical for the smooth flow of commerce', than people exercising their God given right to self defense.