What possible circumstances would provoke you to the point where you'd feel justified to shoot somebody and how likely is it, do you suppose, that you're going to encounter such circumstances in your kayak?
Source: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/10/10 ... oting.html
Mexico seeks 2 suspects in reported lake shooting
By JORGE VARGAS
Associated Press Writer
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Mexican authorities are searching for a pair of brothers they suspect in the reported border-lake shooting of a missing American, a police official in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas said Sunday.
David Hartley has not been seen since the reported Sept. 30 attack on Falcon Lake on the Rio Grande.
Investigators believe brothers Juan Pedro and Jose Manuel Zaldivar Farias may have killed Hartley as he snapped photos of a sunken church from a personal watercraft, said Tamaulipas State Police unit chief Juan Carlos Ballesteros.
The pair already are wanted for allegedly belonging to a gang of pirates operating on Falcon Lake, which straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, and allegedly terrorizing a Mexican town at the south end of the lake.
Ballesteros gave no other details of the investigation.
The announcement came a day after the Mexican government announced that it had opened a federal investigation into the reported shooting on the lake and strongly denied delaying action on finding the man or his attackers.
Falcon Lake is a dammed section of the Rio Grande, 25 miles long and 3 miles across. Pirates have robbed boaters and fisherman on the Mexican side, prompting warnings by Texas state officials, but Hartley's death would mark the first violent fatality on the lake.
The foreign ministry's statement said the federal attorney general's office has opened an investigation based on Tiffany Hartley's testimony to Mexican consulate officials in McAllen, Texas, where she lives.
Meanwhile, Mexican authorities continued to search Falcon Lake and its Mexican shore for Hartley, with support from the Mexican army and navy and U.S. agencies. Wife Tiffany Hartley says her husband was shot in the head while they used personal watercrafts on the lake.
Tiffany Hartley told Zapata County, Texas, Sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez that she tried to retrieve her husband but left him behind when she was forced to flee from in a hail of bullets.
Tamaulipas' state civil protection said it has 102 people scouring the surface of the reservoir with the help of three boats, five all-terrain vehicles and 53 trucks.
Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/10/10/2535524/2-sought-in-reported-lake-shooting.html#ixzz124JmCoZG
Some of the top recommendations so far (IMO):
AR7 (it floats!)
Glock (various, w/mods)
I'm tending to lean to the lighter wieght, S.S. revolvers...
ETA- More on above story: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/10/12/mexican-police-official-investigating-border-lake-shooting-dead/