GUN So the Italians have figured out the solution to the pirate problem

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/26/somalia.pirates/index.html

    Italian cruise ship thwarts pirate attack

    (CNN) -- The captain of an Italian cruise ship foiled an attack by pirates off the coast of Somalia on Saturday by ordering his security crew to fire back, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

    Six armed pirates in a speedboat attacked the ship, which had about 1,500 people onboard, ANSA said. They fled after the security crew fired back.

    The cruise ship Melody, which is owned by an Italian company, was on its way back to Italy after a cruise, ANSA said.

    No one was injured in the attack about 180 miles north of the Seychelles.

    Piracy is rampant off the coast of Somalia despite the presence of foreign navies. The area hardest hit off the coasts of Somalia and Kenya, including the Gulf of Aden, is more than 1.1 million square miles -- four times the size of the state of Texas.
     
  2. What a novel idea!
     
  3. Paul Revere

    Paul Revere OT Supporter

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    lol who would have thought
     
  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    That's not the right response. Pirates deserve the same respect as everyone else. They should have resolved their differences with words, not guns.
     
  5. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

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    merchant ships aren't allowed to carry guns on their boats.

    insurance
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Better yet we should just ban guns so pirates can't get them.
     
  7. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Better yet we should just nuke Somalia
     
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    Better yet we should just nuke Africa.
     
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    what kind of crazy world do we live in where maritime crew are not armed

    isn't there literally centuries of past experience in piracy???

    so why would you sail the bad seas without a full complement of semi- automatic rifles (or better)?
     
  10. Bloody Sunday

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    insurance, like i said
     
  11. hsmith

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    It has nothing to do with insurance. It has to do with international laws and laws in foreign countries forbidding firearms in ports.

    :slap:
     
  12. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    If anything insurance companies want boats armed so they dont get hijacked by pirates
     
  13. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    That's a Jew for you. Counter an AK/RPG assault with some pistols and win.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Those Italians are animals.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    You cannot enter the territorial waters of a another nation carrying weapons if their laws do not allow it, plus you would have to be sailing on a vessel who's flag allows it and from a location that allows it.

    Now you could arm the ship with a squad of marines and simply leave them in a smaller boat outside of territorial waters.
     
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    Bullshit. There's no admiralty law preventing ships at sea from going armed. If their insurance company jacks the rates, well, that's another story, but they aren't by any means "not allowed" to have guns aboard.
     
  17. Bloody Sunday

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    just like everyone else said, in addition to me, it's illegal - especially when you're crossing international borders
     
  18. Bloody Sunday

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    that's what i fucking said, you idiot
     
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    in for vid of squad of pasta eaters hosing pirates with benelli's loaded with buckshot
     
  20. hsmith

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    since when do insurance companies make laws :ugh:
     
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    merchant ships aren't allowed to carry guns on their boats.

    insurance

    two separate sentences.

    I commented on this in the other pirate thread. about how i was listening to the diane rehm show and she was complaining about the fact that ships can't carry guns, and the experts on the panel were saying it was because of int'l laws. but rehm couldn't understand why ships weren't allowed to protect themselves...

    i paralleled that argument with the argument that liberals [ie. rehm] use for gun control [going across state borders with differing gun laws]
     
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    if you were going to say it was due to international laws, you should have said so

    "insurance" was your reason for your statement.


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  23. Bloody Sunday

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    you're right, to make it clearer, i should have said "also" - but i've already said the same thing in the other thread.
     
  24. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    :o
     
  25. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Better yet we should finally disclose the fact that aliens are real, move to their planet(s) and nuke Earth. Real talk.
     

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