I have a female friend who will be taking a sailing trip down the entire Mississippi river. They want to have some kind of protection with them, but do not and will not be getting a carry license.
What are their options? I don't know what states tazers are allowed in. I assume if they had a gun, that it would need to be completely unloaded and locked up the whole time. They are okay with leaving it in the boat and not carrying it with them on shore. They mainly want it for nights when they are docked and sleeping in the boat.
I can't think of a whole lot other than knife and baseball bat. Inputs?
States the Mississippi goes through / boarders:
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana