posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 01:11 PM
If you are anywhere away from protection, and that is many places, then your only protection is yourself. I have sailed a great deal and on two
occasions, I was glad I was armed while around FL. I always slept and still do with a loaded weapon. Both times in FL. I was confronted with drug
people. The one time, I was warned the day of by a befriended street person, or bobber as they are called as they live in abandoned boats at anchor. I
pulled out that afternoon, as we were going to be taken out that night, robbed, but I knew there was to be no witnesses. I feel I would have been
protected as I could have riddled the cockpit with a quick 32 rounds had they came aboard.
Some years later a similar event near Forty Myers at anchor. There are no cops floating about, remember that, you are your own law, it takes hours to
get help to a boater. But then, my wife never is un armed in our home. Case in point, returning from a rescue, I was removing bloodied garments in
the dark laundry room, not wanting to wake her, so I was very quiet. Then out of the darkness this voice says my name and asked if this was me. I
answered yes, turned on the lights and was looking down the muzzle of a nine millimeter, glad it was me and not an intruder.