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garyhaupt

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Posted: 09/06/18 12:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

21 guns seized from folks coming into Canada since 2013 at one small unit. There are more than 100 manned border crossings. Makes for a lot of seized weapons. Makes me wonder...what does it take?



https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-235753-21-.htm#235753


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Posted: 09/06/18 01:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Obviously they were out gunned when they tried to cross and had them taken away.

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Posted: 09/06/18 01:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johnny Cash said it best:

Don't take your guns to town son
Leave your guns at home Bill
Don't take your guns to town


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Posted: 09/06/18 01:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That "small" crossing handles around 300,000 passenger vehicles a year. So, over the 5 year period you mention, there were 1,500,000 passenger vehicles passing thru. That number doesn't include buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Using the 216 weapons number given in the article, that means about 1 in 7000 vehicles had a weapon confiscated (assuming it was only one weapon in each confiscation, which is way too low). To look at it another way, five years is 260 weeks, so they confiscate less than 1 gun a week.

I guess what more there is to say is "there is no significant problem with illegal weapons being brought into Canada from the US."

Or perhaps "Canadian customs agents do an incredibly lousy job catching people bringing illegal weapons into Canada" is what needs be be said if your point is Americans are somehow all gun toting fanatics hellbent on bringing their weapons of death into that peaceful utopia known as Canada."

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Posted: 09/06/18 01:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"Makes me wonder...what does it take?"

Doing the math as westernrvparkowner did. LAPD would love a 1 to 7000 ratio of guns in cars.


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Posted: 09/06/18 02:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Without meaning to start an argument...
I’ve come to mistrust much of what I read in the press when it comes to numbers and statistics.
One article I read today says if I eat all the foods that will give me a few extra years l could live to be 5000.

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Posted: 09/06/18 03:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So the lesson here is that if you plan to take a handgun into Canada for self protection, make sure it is one you can afford to lose.


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Posted: 09/06/18 04:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Atta go Gary, another gun post going POOF [emoticon]

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Posted: 09/06/18 04:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

westernrvparkowner wrote:

That "small" crossing handles around 300,000 passenger vehicles a year. So, over the 5 year period you mention, there were 1,500,000 passenger vehicles passing thru. That number doesn't include buses, trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Using the 216 weapons number given in the article, that means about 1 in 7000 vehicles had a weapon confiscated (assuming it was only one weapon in each confiscation, which is way too low). To look at it another way, five years is 260 weeks, so they confiscate less than 1 gun a week.

I guess what more there is to say is "there is no significant problem with illegal weapons being brought into Canada from the US."

Or perhaps "Canadian customs agents do an incredibly lousy job catching people bringing illegal weapons into Canada" is what needs be be said if your point is Americans are somehow all gun toting fanatics hellbent on bringing their weapons of death into that peaceful utopia known as Canada."


Your quoted text is probably the truth.
Lately we've had a lot of shootings in BC and Ontario, with the odd one here and there in the other 11 provinces and territories. And the Liberal (progressive) government is going to punish the law abiding firearms owner community for the transgressions of the perps, who are largely gang bangers. Usually drug related. Or terrorism that goes unidentified by the feds up here, because it messes up their Utopian narrative, as you point out. So, there's also a heightened sense of "intercept the gang guns at the border" before they become a problem.


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Posted: 09/06/18 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As expected this thread has already gone political so it is being closed.

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