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    The army is unloading a ship full of supplies bound for Fort Lewis at the Port of Olympia terminal. There is a security zone of 100 yards (or if in this case the channel is smaller in places than the security zone, as far away as you can get) and three CG patrol boats on the water. The local wackjobs have "vowed to block the return" http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/263313.html of the war material.

    Was motoring across the bay in my 7" Livingston dinghy with 5hp British Seagull engine. I do not have registration markings on my dinghy as it is a tender, but should properly be marked as such. Also, I forgot to bring my red/green running lights and my white stern light. I had my mini mag lite w/ LED adaptor in it. I am saying this to establish that properly speaking I was illegal as heck running at night. I did have a life jacket onboard though, and was also wearing my 9mm under my coat, although at times the butt would stick out.

    I knew the Coasties would approach me, and as they did I throttled down, and eventually killed my engine allowing them to come alongside. They asked if I had a lifejacket on board, and showed them the one I had. The then wanted to see it, in person to inspect it, and at that time I informed them I was carrying. They asked me to keep my hands where they could see them, which I did. I asked them if "the hippies were giving you much grief" the CG officer said they "were trying."

    Satisfied my life jacket was satisfactory they told me I was in a security zone (which I knew, but due to the layout of Budd Inlet there, still was transiting out of the zone) they told me a boat would escort me out of the security zone, and they asked me to keep as close to the far channel markers as I could. One of their patrol boats stayed behind and to the side of me until I cleared the zone. One man was behind the bow mount machine gun. All told it was pretty chill, they didn't ask for ID or CPL, or even my name, nor did they write me up for the aformentioned violations I had.

    Can't wait for this stupid ship to leave, the CG to go back to their base and the hippies to crawl back under their trees and Budd Inlet to get back to normal. Surprised they didn't want to at least see my CPL...

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    I am guessing they felt pretty safe with their deck gun against you with your 9mm:P

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    Agent 47 wrote:
    I am guessing they felt pretty safe with their deck gun against you with your 9mm:P
    Yeah, but I have HOLLOWPOINTS:what: in it. Anything could happen, especially with them at least 50 yards behind me most of the time!

    All in all a pretty decent encounter. I knew it was coming when I saw all those flashing blue lights on the water. Didja read the article in The O? Pretty f----d up.

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    Oh, all you have to do is aim for thegas tank,like in the video games......that would've taken care of them for sure....

    On a serious note, I totally miss boating....we had a family friend at one point that had a small yacht that we would spend the whole weekend on driving around the sound, anchoring in a harbor somewhere and go fishing, stuff like that. It was real fun. Would love to get a boat someday, when I'm rich and famous.



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    compmanio365 wrote:
    Oh, all you have to do is aim for thegas tank,like in the video games......that would've taken care of them for sure....
    Yeah! And once I did that I could get their weapons, and find a rocket launcher and take out the other patrol craft and then sink a rocket into the cargo ship's fuel bunker. This of course after I caputer a really cool top secret armored vehicle with missiles and mini guns that just happened to be sitting unguarded. Then I could capture the captiol building which just happened to have a secret nuclear weapon hidden inside which I could use to force the state to surrender to me, at which point I could mobilize the national guard and militia and seize Fort Lewis, where I would get more cool secret weapons and aircraft and then keep taking more stuff over. I would never run out of ammo, tactical nukes would leave no fallout, soldiers would be drones that couldn't hit me, and I would broker a peace with the UN whereby I ruled the world, and they served me ice cream and those little cream filled chocolate covered biscotti thingies with my coffee. :celebrate

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    Surprised they didn't want to at least see my CPL...
    They have no reason to be familiar with local law - they don't enforce it. They don't even have the auhority to. It's possible no one on the patrol boat knew anything about WA laws regarding guns.

    You might say that in this case, the 2nd Amendment really was your concealed weapons permit: No federal law against it, and the 2nd Amendment allows it.

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    deanf wrote

    They have no reason to be familiar with local law - they don't enforce it. They don't even have the auhority to. It's possible no one on the patrol boat knew anything about WA laws regarding guns.

    You might say that in this case, the 2nd Amendment really was your concealed weapons permit: No federal law against it, and the 2nd Amendment allows it.
    True I didn't look at it that way. They could have raised a fuss over some other stuff though. No running lights for starters. Of course I did have "an efficient sound producing device" which could make a noise 16 times before needing to be reloaded! They stopped me again this morning, but on the way home, simply "shadowed" me rather than make contact. Must have gotten old. Wish I could have gotten a pic of the guy in a face mask behind the bow gun as they approached a person in a rowing shell though. He actually had his hands on the grips as they came alongside.

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    How do you have room for both you and a lifejacket on a 7 inch boat?

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    How do you have room for both you and a lifejacket on a 7 inch boat?
    Probably the same way you do in that 1/2" Spitfire. :P
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    Tomahawk wrote:
    How do you have room for both you and a lifejacket on a 7 inch boat?
    Wormholes. Lots of wormholes.

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    Citizen wrote:
    Tomahawk wrote:
    How do you have room for both you and a lifejacket on a 7 inch boat?
    Probably the same way you do in that 1/2" Spitfire. :P
    It's not a Spitfire. It's a Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk, of course.

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    Yeah! And once I did that I could get their weapons, and find a rocket launcher and take out the other patrol craft and then sink a rocket into the cargo ship's fuel bunker. This of course after I caputer a really cool top secret armored vehicle with missiles and mini guns that just happened to be sitting unguarded. Then I could capture the captiol building which just happened to have a secret nuclear weapon hidden inside which I could use to force the state to surrender to me, at which point I could mobilize the national guard and militia and seize Fort Lewis, where I would get more cool secret weapons and aircraft and then keep taking more stuff over. I would never run out of ammo, tactical nukes would leave no fallout, soldiers would be drones that couldn't hit me, and I would broker a peace with the UN whereby I ruled the world, and they served me ice cream and those little cream filled chocolate covered biscotti thingies with my coffee. :celebrate

    If this is a dream, why can't there be more girls?

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    Wheelgunner wrote:
    If this is a dream, why can't there be more girls?
    Girls with guns?
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    Ah, now we're getting somewhere. It's not a shooter until there's a hot babe with a gun.......:P

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    If this is a dream, why can't there be more girls?
    I felt no need to mention the obvious realities that would happen once a situation took place, such as beautiful women throwing themselves at me.

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