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    Default Firearms on a boat

    As there's lots of rivers and lakes all over Pa . What rules are there for carrying a firearm be it a handgun or long gun on your pleasure boat in Pa and this would also include Lake Erie . I am assuming a LTCF would still be needed for a handgun to be in your possession on the boat ? But is the long gun rules the same on a boat as in a car/ truck that it can't be loaded ect ect .

    Tim

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    Duck hunters shoot out of their boats.
    If it ain't broke it ain't mine.

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    For the most part, you're ok carrying on a boat, except for waters that are under the control of the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). On any waters that border certain communist states, be damn sure you don't cross over the line into that state's waters.
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    all you get is ridicule, laughter,
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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    That's true they do but that is during a hunting season , I'm referring to pleasure boating on the rivers or in Erie or other bigger lake

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    When I lived in Florida,I always had a shotgun on board for dispatching big sharks ,Also had on board a handgun,but never left them on board without being there.

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    For the most part, you're ok carrying on a boat, except for waters that are under the control of the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). On any waters that border certain communist states, be damn sure you don't cross over the line into that state's waters.
    As I understand it, on the Delaware River, for example, both PA and NJ can enforce state law water line to water line and across the bridge spans. If you know what's good for you, don't even dip you toe in the Delaware while armed.
    "Everyone is entitled to my opinion."

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    Make sure your boat doesn't sink if you have all of your guns in it. That would be quite the tragic accident.

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    Quote Originally Posted by TooBigToFit View Post
    Make sure your boat doesn't sink if you have all of your guns in it. That would be quite the tragic accident.
    yeah that happened to me twice

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    Quote Originally Posted by JDA58 View Post
    yeah that happened to me twice
    Ouch ! So did you give up boating or just leave the guns on dry land now ?

    So just for my own knowledge a loaded shotgun or rifle is legal on a boat ? Except places that have been mentioned already .

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    Default Re: Firearms on a boat

    This is about the silliest thread I ever saw. But Iím a stay tuned in watching the comments.

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