Originally Posted by Rebel2345
Because not everyone has the ability or training to successfully use firearms in defense, and instead will end up dead.
But I agree with the idea behind what you're saying. I don't know why they don't pay a small group of contractors to pull security for a ship that has to pass by an area like this.
Semi Auto shot gun with number 4 buck and an open choke will make up for a lack of proper training, easy as point and shoot.