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Old 02-25-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Problem with boating accidents are divers.,,,,
As a scuba diver I have never once heard of a diver causing a boat accident.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: so cal
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As a scuba diver I have never once heard of a diver causing a boat accident.
I think he meant divers would come across the guns on the bottom.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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As a scuba diver I have never once heard of a diver causing a boat accident.


Turn up the sarc meter mon capitaine.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:02 AM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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I had to throw all my guns out of my plane to lighten the load when I was flying over the Gulf. Waaay out at sea far too deep for divers. So tragic. All I have left is this rusty old .38, but yes, here it is officer, I'll be happy to turn it in to confiscation police.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:14 AM
 
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Well, not everybody here lives in New York. We don't need to have boating accidents in Wyoming.
Or CA or MA or CT or NJ or IL
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well, since Lake Travis here has darn near dried up because of the three year drought, we're gonna have to think of something different like:

Sorry officer, but those nasty fire ants done toted off all my collection.
or
Sorry officer, but my guns all fell down that drought crack in the old gumbo soil there and plumb disappeared forever.
or
Sorry officer, I had a garage sale and sold them all to some dude with a heavy accent named Chapo Guzman.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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Does constantly, constantly, CONSTANTLY hearing and reading this bother anyone else? It grates in my head every time I come across it (10+ times a day?) because I consider it a pretty stupid scenario which will not accomplish what the people who constantly use it seem to believe it will accomplish.

In most states, a simple "I sold them to someone who can legally own firearms" is a far more plausible explanation than "oh yeah, I had one of those extremely common "tragic boating accidents" like every other gun owner apparently had."

Or maybe I'm just being a pain.
You're being a pain.

Should things reach a point where officers are confiscating guns from otherwise law-abiding citizens, I'd suspect that nothing you could say ( including, "I sold them to someone who can legally own guns") would prevent your home from being searched.

"I lost my guns in a boating accident" is another way to say, "I'll be giving you my guns (bullets first!), when you aren't surrounded by other armed officers and driving a tank."

The fact that so many people expect that day to come in the US, in their own lifetimes -should be a lot more disturbing than how "unlikely" the boating accident scenario is to occur. Lots of otherwise sane people are scared of their own government and the police forces they (theoretically) control.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Seems like the government is scared of an armed populace.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: so cal
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Seems like the government is scared of an armed populace.
They should be and this is the reason for an armed militia.
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