Firearms on boats

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HawkX66, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    You shouldn’t have a problem in NY or NJ if you have proof that you, and what you’re carrying, qualify under the LEOSA on you.
    The only two things you should avoid are:
    1. Hollow points in NJ where they are illegal.
    2. Magazine with capacity of more than 10 rounds in NY where that are illegal except for active “Police Officers” from agencies inside NYS, or retirees from those same agencies if they possessed those magazines before they retired and continue to qualify with them.
     
  2. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Only place I’ve ever heard that about was Virginia, but they are apparently a different breed there.
    We had a case in common once with a small department in Virginia and developed a good relationship with them and they told us that the State Police will pull over a marked car from another Virginia department and give them a ticket.
    Several years later, as a Pct. CO, I dealt directly with a Chief from another small department down there on a mission of mercy, we got pretty friendly and he told me the same thing.
    On the other hand: Back in 2002 I was pulled over by a State Trooper in VA while driving through on my way home from a vacation and he was extremely professional and courteous to the point that he even came to attention and saluted after seeing my ID.
    Got similar positive feedback from a friend who was attending the FBI academy around that time.
    Like anything else, it probably comes down to the individuals and circumstances involved in any specific interaction.
     
  3. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Sarasota Fla.
    2019. 250 SDX OB
    300 Verado V8
    Marked car stop? Holy. I was stopped on the LIE in an unmarked pick up by Nassau HP after ID and ID the vehicle as a Dept vehicle he still wanted to push the issue I was professional and courteous he was not so I asked him to write the ticket or I’m leaving he stood shaking his head so I pulled out into traffic leaving him in that spot.
     
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  4. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    I’ve seen the State police stop a school bus, an ambulance, other cops, nobody is above the law in Virginia. God help you if your window tint on the front windows is too dark. I had a friend almost go to jail when the same trooper stoped him a second time.

    The thing is some may think it’s wrong to stop another state or municipal vehicle but in all of those cases the stops were justified. Driving an emergency vehicle does not give you the right to negligent operation and flagrant disregard for traffic laws. I have never had an encounter with an unprofessional trooper in VA or MD. They keep a higher level of professionalism than local or county police.
     
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  5. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Well-Known Member

    945
    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    We keep a firearm on our boat in WV... my wife and I both have our CC permit.
     
  6. blaster

    blaster Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2011
    potomac river
    2010 sea ray 205 sport
    F-250 CCLB 6.2 4x4 3.73 rear.
    Mercruiser 4.3 mpi alpha 1.62
    Can’t WV residents carry concealed without a permit within the state?
     
  7. Nauti-Kal

    Nauti-Kal Member

    134
    Jan 29, 2016
    LK St. Clair, St. Clair River, Lake Huron, LK Erie
    1996 370 Sundancer
    Raymarine C120 Multifunction
    Twin Mercruiser 7.4 V Drive 4BRL carbs
    Check with your CPL Licensing department, you should be able to carry in every state in the union except NY and ILL.
    What made you think you couldn't carry in Michigan?
     
  8. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Yes, residents can conceal carry without a permit in WV. We still get permits for the reciprocity of the surrounding states.
     
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  9. ocgrant

    ocgrant Official Bahamas Boating Ambassador GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 430DL
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Raymarine Electronics
    Cummins QSC 540's
    I haven't yet as traveling in FL is no big deal but taking it to the Bahamas is a whole different story. I have seen the police come to the dock and inspect a boat next to me as a "random" gun inspection. He had to declair exactly how many bullets he had, they inspected the gun and counted his bullets on the back deck. I said what a pain, no need to deal with this unless I am island hopping for a month or so in the middle of the Bahamas.
     

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