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Originally posted by atavist
Well that one answers the question, "guns or no guns" a flare gun kept them alive... if they had a good AK or even a pump shotgun the looters probably would have never tried to come aboard.
Yup - but do remember they are at least alive despite the yacht breaking up on the reef.
Just consider, had they waved a gun at 60 machete armed boarders, would that increase or decrease the chances of them being around to to write the report?
And also, when it did begin to break up - just maybe if they'd used the gun, would the boarders have lifted them ashore in their canoe?
Theres no 100% answer to the gun debate as theres no absolute on outcomes when they are used.......for me, guns are out.