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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... Read more »

Gordon Charles Webb
Gordon Charles Webb answered on Apr 2, 2018

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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