yet_another_wumpus: tallen702: I, in turn, have thanked him for blasting the damned skunk that was wandering around. 12ga 000-buck = no more skunk.Just how far away from everything do you have to bait a skunk before it is safe to shoot? A fine mist of skunk doesn't seem to be an improvement. /No, I don't think Canada has to worry about an invasion of the Nobama crew come November (no matter how much they threaten).//Not even Alberta.
C_Canuk: This is harsh because it basically boils down to, someone accused you of something, so you can either let us search your belongings and look for a crime OR we make you a prisoner of your own home until we get a warrant and do it anyway.I don't see an alternative for Leos called out for this crap based on the law but this seems like a Kafkaesque situation, based on laws put into place out of irrational fears.
Flakeloaf: Both cops and firearms inspectors also have no-warrant privileges but only under exigent circumstances and god help you if that "exigent circumstance" is a rumour from a neighbour that Ole Jim has a loaded blunderbuss in a hockey bag under the stairs.
ronaprhys: USMC Rules For Gun Fighting-Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.-Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.-Only hits count. A close miss is still a miss.-If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.-Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)-If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.-In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.-If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.-Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.-Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.-Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.-Always cheat = always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.-Have a plan.-Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.-Use cover and concealment as much as possible.-Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.-Don't drop your guard.-Always tactically reload and threat scan 360 degrees.-Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).-Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.-The faster you finish the fight, the less shot up you will get.-Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.-Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.-Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4".
C_Canuk: Flakeloaf: Both cops and firearms inspectors also have no-warrant privileges but only under exigent circumstances and god help you if that "exigent circumstance" is a rumour from a neighbour that Ole Jim has a loaded blunderbuss in a hockey bag under the stairs.God help you in the sense that they are coming without a warrant to tear your place down until they find it or there is nothing left? orGod help you our country is game over?
dittybopper: C_Canuk: based on what I've heard from people getting inspected, the way the RCMP present themselves, they don't seem to think they need a warrant, however, that may be them twisting and playing with language to get consent without the person in question realizing it. It may also be people mis-remembering what actually happened and assuming they had no choice.A *LOT* of police work consists of that last part.
dittybopper: themasterdebater: WhippingBoy: Almost everyone I know in Canada has a gun... where did this myth that "Canadians are unarmed" come from?You sound old and living on a farm. I honestly don't know anyone who owns a firearm in the city.Even in the US, people who live in the city and who own firearms tend to keep that information to themselves. You probably *DO* know someone, or more likely multiple people, who own firearms in the city, it's just not something they advertise.
ronaprhys: BTW - IIRC, the police are allowed to lie to you to get a confession. Always remember that - even if it's not true.
brantgoose: Subtile differences that tell you whether you are in the USA or CanadaGunfireUSA - Check to see if the kids are OK. Check for holes in person, property.Canada - Assume it is a car backfiring unless you are in a rural area, in which case it is probably just a poacher.AlcoholUSA - Check to see if your area is "dry" or "wet", then load up a shopping cart in nearest storeCanada - Decide whether to buy at a government outlet or wait until you get to the US and can load up a cart with duty-free at the nearest store to the border.MailboxesUSA - BlueCanada - RedAmmoCanada - Something hunters buy.USA - something sold in convenience stores by the roadside along with gas, milk, food, tobacco, alcohol, and for some reason, fake antiques.MilkUSA: Found in lattes, sold in cartons or jugs.Canada: Found in bags under cow, sold in bags for easy freezing when you find a good sale.Language:USA: English, official, Spanish, de facto, everything else (hospitals, clinics, prisons, urban schools)Canada: English (8 provinces) French (1 province), English and French (NB), where numbers warrant (schools), except in Quebec (quota on English) or the Rest of Canada (quota on French immersion for some grades and schools), Everything else (on the street).Attitude towards Sex:USA: Yes, please!Canada: The hockey game's about to come on. Maybe later, if my team wins.Gay marriage:Canada: YesUSA: Maybe. Sort of. Off and on. In some places.Goods and merchandise:USA: Cheap, plentiful, crappyCanada: Cheap (plus a premium of up to 100% over the US price), plentiful, crappy, come with a three year warantee (costs extra)ServiceUSA: The service economy is a sick joke but service is generally cheerful and excellent due to competition and the natural inclination of Americans to buy and sell anything, anywhere, at any time, even when sleep-walking.Canada: Service has been heard of, but never seen except on vacation in the US or abroad. The basic attitude is a combination o ...
WhippingBoy: Almost everyone I know in Canada has a gun... where did this myth that "Canadians are unarmed" come from?
Slaxl: ScottRiqui: Slaxl: If you hear gunfire then you open fire, all weapons. Then you dispatch Warlock and war rocket Ajax, to bring back his body.Love the effects on the soundtrack after "open fire" and "all weapons". (Don't know what happened to the tags on the last post)Wow, I never knew it was that. Stupid General Kala, not speaking clearly!
YixilTesiphon: dittybopper: themasterdebater: WhippingBoy: Almost everyone I know in Canada has a gun... where did this myth that "Canadians are unarmed" come from?You sound old and living on a farm. I honestly don't know anyone who owns a firearm in the city.Even in the US, people who live in the city and who own firearms tend to keep that information to themselves. You probably *DO* know someone, or more likely multiple people, who own firearms in the city, it's just not something they advertise.Yeah...I live in an urban area and have a gun, but the vast majority of people who know me don't know that, because it's not important.I actually got out my gun the other day based on a "bump in the night" - turns out my neighbor has a tree that dumps a strange hard fruit thing, but it sounds a lot like footsteps when they fall on the roof, and it freaked my wife out.
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