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Aussie sailor arrested for "gun running" in Bali

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Bruce in West Oz, Nov 21, 2004.

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  1. Bruce in West Oz

    Bruce in West Oz Member

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    My wife and I were talking about this very thing the day before this story broke. My wife -- usually "gun neutral" -- said there was no way she would sail up north without a firearm for protection.

    You should hear the media here drooling over this one; they've already got the guy convicted and locked away. "Journalists" are having a field day, asking why anyone would even need a firearm on a boat … :fire:

    http://www.theage.com.au/news/World...n/2004/11/21/1100972258553.html?oneclick=true
     
  2. Atticus

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    Busturds... :cuss:
     
  3. klover

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    So all over the world, large vessels such as container ships and very large tugs are disappearing. 'cause they're not allowed to carry arms :cuss: .
    I've read many stories of piracy increasing world wide. :banghead:
    Think the pirates go with knives in their teeth :rolleyes: :fire:
    And I don't even have enough to take over a small third world country :evil:
     
  4. ClonaKilty

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    Letting 'em off on Lombok was too good for them. I've been there -- remote but nice place, lots of sun & surf.

    Should have marooned them on an atoll.
     
  5. HankB

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    In turd world nations like Indonesia the cops are probably getting kickbacks from the pirates . . . so anything they can do to make the seas safe for piracy is desirable.
     
  6. big poppa

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    i know people who have sailed their boats around the world,they find out quick from other travelers which ports to stay out of ,and some have gone as far as electrifing the hand rails on the boat for protection.
     
  7. Spinner

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    OMG!!!!

    I know this guy!! I used to sail with him, he's a great mate of my brother!!

    Chris is a little reckless and has certainly had an interesting life, but he's no gun runner or drug dealer.

    Carrying guns to defend ships against pirates in that part of the world is not unusual ..... I don't see what the problem is, except he didn't declare them to customs. Looks like a couple of sheeple backpackers have got an innocent (or mostly so) guy in a heap of trouble.

    Spinner
     
  8. morganm01

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    Strange. Guns are now being allowed to the public in Indonesia. Apparetly you need a license of some sort....but this shouldn't be a huge deal for the guy. The "leafy matter" may hurt him though.

    Actually when I was 12 (edited: actually 14 I think now that I look at my dive card) I was scuba diving with my mom in Indonesia. We surfaced and were surrounded by guys in a boat who jumped into the water with spears and knives. They were all wearing jimmy rigged stolen mismatched equipment. Being 12, and not having a Glock fitted with maritime caps, I drew my K-bar styled dive knife, grabbed her vest and mine and deflated, we sunk to about 60 feet and "walked" back to shore. They only had about 20 foot of air hoses and could not catch us as we went down like rocks. Dirtbags.
     
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  9. carebear

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    Check out "Dangerous Waters", a book about modern privacy I just read.

    Indonesian villagers and Special Forces are both practicing piracy now. Malaysia has caught both groups in action.

    Ponder for a moment a VLCC (very large crude carrier) steaming down narrow sealanes with the crew tied up. It'll make the Exxon Valdez look like your driveway stain.
     
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    What a surprise. A government that would rather see somebody killed and robbed than be armed. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Kager

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    Acctually I was suprised by the long and pretty favorable section on the News about this the other night, pretty good for the ABC.

    Anyone know what he was carrying? I'm sure I saw a nice looking M1 Grarand? Along with a couple of pump 12g's. Hope he gets them back.

    Josh
     
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