Q: If a boat is legally anchored and hotel employees demand you leave and then force a boarding can you shoot them?
In Hawaii, coastal ocean waters and beaches are owned by the state. If a boat is legally anchored in a state owned harbor off the coast of a popular beach that has a major hotel nearby, and hotel employees come down to the waters edge on the beach and try to scare you away with a megaphone, then try to force themselves onto your boat when you don't leave, can you shoot them dead as this is an act of piracy? Does anything need to be said to them before you open fire?
A: No!! Do yourself a favor and call the police, harbor patrol and coast guard before resorting to unreasonable force to protect personal property.
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