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    Well, DUH!!!!

    What, they didn't use cotton balls? What if the criminals get hurt?
    Maersk Alabama repels 2nd pirate attack with guns - Yahoo! News

    I like how someone from no gun London thinks it is a bad idea for the ships to be able to defend themselves!
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    However, Roger Middleton, a piracy expert at the London-based think tank Chatham House, said the international maritime community was still "solidly against" armed guards aboard vessels at sea, but that American ships have taken a different line than the rest of the international community.

    "Shipping companies are still pretty much overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of armed guards," Middleton said. "Lots of private security companies employee people who don't have maritime experience. Also, there's the idea that it's the responsibility of states and navies to provide security. I would think it's a step backward if we start privatizing security of the shipping trade."
    Yeah it's worked so well not arming the ships!


    I think this says it all:

    "Somali pirates understand one thing and only one thing, and that's force," said Capt. Joseph Murphy, who teaches maritime security at the school. "They analyze risk very carefully, and when the risk is too high they are going to step back. They are not going to jeopardize themselves."

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    ...Vice Adm. Bill Gortney of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, said the Maersk Alabama had followed the maritime industry's "best practices" in having a security team on board.

    "This is a great example of how merchant mariners can take proactive action to prevent being attacked and why we recommend that ships follow industry best practices if they're in high-risk areas," Gortney said in a statement...
    Gee, kinda like life in general, huh? Funny how as is reflected in this article, gun free zones are dangerous, (hear that CALIFORNIA?), and armed zones are safe(hear that CALIFORNIA?)! Only, I tend to stay out of high risk areas, yet I tend to want to be armed anyway...
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    I would think it's a step backward if we start privatizing security of the shipping trade."
    More like, I think it would be a bad idea if the merchants resisted and didn't just lay down and die and let the pirates have unfettered access to the whole ship and all of the cargo.

    WHAT A ::!

    Hmm, I carry armed guards, cause I can't carry a destroyer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    Do you think they may put the Mearsk Alabama on a stay-away-from list?

    They should concentrate on British merchant ships. They can be pretty sure the British ships will be unarmed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalexplr View Post
    Do you think they may put the Mearsk Alabama on a stay-away-from list?

    They should concentrate on British merchant ships. They can be pretty sure the British ships will be unarmed!


    That's baaaa d!
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalexplr View Post
    They should concentrate on British merchant ships. They can be pretty sure the British ships will be unarmed!
    I suspect they all look alike at night.
    I've always said this is the perfect place for Blackwater.
    A couple of guys with AR's and Barrett 50's. Sink the pirate boat, feed the sharks, no reports filed, keep moving.
    "Pirate attack? No we didn't have any problem."

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    A couple of 20mm Phalanx's on each side ought to work well.
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    A cinder block heaved over the side into a wooden boat is very deniable... im just saying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironmike View Post
    a cinder block heaved over the side into a wooden boat is very deniable... Im just saying...
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    I suspect they all look alike at night.
    I've always said this is the perfect place for Blackwater.
    A couple of guys with AR's and Barrett 50's. Sink the pirate boat, feed the sharks, no reports filed, keep moving.
    "Pirate attack? No we didn't have any problem."
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    Shipping companies are still pretty much overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of armed guards
    So does this idiot have any better ideas? Or even other ideas?

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    Nope. Once they heard a no, its was on to the next topic of making money. They aren't worried about protecting it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    A couple of 20mm Phalanx's on each side ought to work well.
    Yes but that really takes the sport out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    A couple of 20mm Phalanx's on each side ought to work well.
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    Yes but that really takes the sport out of it.
    Just use them handheld then, puts the sport right back into it!!!
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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