Originally Posted by duckie
.....People need to remember that American attitudes to weapons are fairly unique to America. Many other parts of the world see things very differently.
You wrote something very important there; something I think wanna-be cruisers, or those that have not traveled extensively otherwise, do not understand. It is most important to understand that. Learn the local laws and customs, and live by them. Adapt, or stay home, or cause oneself all kinds of trouble, problems, and misery.
Here is an example for those that do not understand: Say you just met somebody and became new friends. You invite them to dinner at your house. You prepare to impress. They come over, and tell you the menu was wrong, the food was ill prepared; they rearrange your furniture, and go to the garage or tool shed, obtain a bucket of paint, and start redecorating. How would you feel about your guests? At what point would you call this off, ask them to leave, or kick them out the door? Sounds far fetched? It is not much different than some expect or demand as cruiser visitors to another country. Ever see a bouncer toss somebody out of a bar for violating the house rules? Oh, maybe, that was you (persons lacking understanding of local customs) rolling around in the street, with a black eye and sore bones.
Ya'see, setting people traps in the public's domain is not just antisocial, it is seen as an attempt to inflict injury/falsely imprison or kill.....all of which are....not....quite.....legal...... in the civilised world.
Jeanne said it. We can not do that in the US either. Rigging or setting a trap to hurt or kill is the same as doing so, in the eyes of the law; maybe even worse if an innocent person (say a non-intruder - somebody unknowingly without ill intent) springs the trap.
Auzzee, so what are you saying; we are not civilized.
Maybe we are not, in the eyes of some. Especially if we bring guns, and demand that when visiting another country, they adapt to our ways.
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In case somebody did not notice or did not follow the links, there is a S/V - Yacht version of this device.
This device is an alternative to guns.
If this device performs as advertised it is non-lethal; similar to a stun gun. Well, we have a court case going on here, right now, that involved a police activated taser and the perpetrator died.
If one did have such a device, one would not need to energize it, until one was certain of being boarded by force, by non authorities, or at about the same time when one would break out the arsenal.
I doubt I will ever buy or build such a device.
If I need guns or a 9,000 Volt electric fence, I think I will fore go cruising and buy a touring motor coach or plane tickets and rent a Land Rover.