Monday, April 28, 2008

Naval Militia

Homeland Security to Unveil Plan to Guard Against Small Boat Attacks

WASHINGTON — As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist the country's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the country's 95,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways.

but on the other rudder:

While the government insists there will be no federal license, the strategy suggests that the government consider registering and regulating recreational boats.

So when will we hear the first calls to ban "assault row-boats" or that only members of the "well regulated militia" have the right to own small boats ?

1 comment:

West, By God said...

Powered watercraft are already registered, licensed and regulated at the state level. All this means is that I can mount an anti-terrorist device (.50 cal) on my bow. WOOO!

Or not. My boat would look awesome with a bow gun though.