So as I understand it....no one has said straight up that if the boat is in international waters there are no gun laws to enforce. The issue arises when entering a country/state waters....is that correct? I just don't seem to get it, do countries expect you sail between remote islands far away from any legal protection agency and protect your life and property with....to quote Aliens...."what are we supposed to use, harsh language?" I can see if you are entering a port, you could surrender a weapon for holding by the enforcing agency and have it returned upon leaving said port. But to deny a yatchsman the ability to protect themself while on the water seems wrong on many levels.