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From the ‘Well, DUH!’ department…

The Arizona Rifleman quotes the EU, stating the obvious:

EU committee on piracy at sea finds that putting armed guards on ships reduces piracy

The committee admits it has “changed” its view on the use of armed guards since its last report on the issue, in 2010, finding that “no ship with an armed guard has been pirated and the use of guards has not escalated violence”.

via BBC News – EU anti-piracy fight with warships ‘must go on’.

That’s really no surprise: pirates are in it for quick money. If guards on a ship fire a couple warning shots at their tiny little boat it indicates that they’re on guard for pirates and it seems likely that the pirates would say “screw this” and hightail it out of there.

It’s also good to see the Europeans recommending that they continue to help police that area of the world: stopping piracy is everyone’s business.

Well, DUH!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


5 thoughts on “From the ‘Well, DUH!’ department…

  1. No shit…

    And it took how many years for these fools to even get the hint?

    Posted by MamaLiberty | August 31, 2012, 7:42 am
  2. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, mount a mini-gun or two on the merchant ships and turn the Somali’s boats into colanders. Won’t take but a few to discourage them.

    Posted by kx59 | August 31, 2012, 5:11 pm

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