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(National Post)   RCMP: Sorry about the floods. No, you can't go back to your homes. Oh yeah, we raided your houses and took your guns. Have a nice day, eh   (news.nationalpost.com) divider line 39
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2013-06-28 07:00:20 PM
6 votes:

foo monkey: Canadians have guns?


They used to.
2013-06-28 07:49:21 PM
3 votes:

FormlessOne: Sheesh. The article clearly states that the RCMP inventoried them, secured them, and will be happy to give them back once citizens can return to their homes. Bloody 'ell, what is wrong with you folks?


That's just how they do fascism in Canada.  The jack-booted thugs knock down on your door, seize your property with a receipt and a "sorry we missed you" note to rescue it from flood damage and theft, disarm you with polite remarks, and shut down all dissent by engaging in a deliberative process where everyone is encouraged to voice his or her concerns.

It's like Orwell said:  if you want a vision of the Canadian future, imagine a boot stamping down a flight of basement stairs to rescue a kitten, forever.
2013-06-28 07:32:50 PM
3 votes:

sno man: do keep chocking that chicken.


WAT?
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2013-06-28 06:14:42 PM
3 votes:
The RCMP later stated that the weapons were needed for a firing squad (La GRC a déclaré plus tard que les armes étaient nécessaires pour un peloton d'exécution):
blogs.btedmonton.ca

/Obama Harper's gonna take away your guns!
//Obama Harper va enlever vos armes!
///might as well be bilingual for a Canada story...
2013-06-28 07:43:58 PM
2 votes:

mike_the_engineer: If you want to steal my guns, you better bring a forklift.

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I wonder how many people who have one of those picked 1-7-7-6 as the combination?
2013-06-28 07:07:41 PM
2 votes:
Meh, trust your government. So many of them have such good track records.
2013-06-28 07:01:44 PM
2 votes:
"So instead, these people would prefer their firearms be in the hands of looters?"

How certain are you that they're not?

/double entendre
2013-06-28 06:57:57 PM
2 votes:

Fizpez: How the fark are you supposed to provide proof of ownership of stuff like that?  I mean, maybe if you just bought the thing and can electronically get proof from your credit card, but other than that you are basically farked if they take a hard line on returning them.

How the hell could I prove I own by grandfathers shotgun... oh, I know IT WAS IN MY farkING HOUSE.


You could register it.

...Oh. Little double edged sword, huh?
2013-06-28 06:53:08 PM
2 votes:
"We are from the government, we are here to help"
2013-06-28 05:36:00 PM
2 votes:
Where are the horses?
2013-06-29 05:12:28 AM
1 votes:
Communism is on the rise in Canada.  Every time I open my door and allow customers in my noodle shop, a raging debate about wages erupts into everyone slinging my noodles and I cannot charge one person more than another for excess damages.  How ridiculous.
2013-06-29 03:10:09 AM
1 votes:
Wow, the derp really came out in force...

So for the people who think this is some RCMP conspiracy, let me just get this straight: In the middle of a gigantic unprecedented flood, with tens if not hundreds of thousands of evacuees, and the chaotic logistics nightmare that goes with it, the RCMP thought it would be a great time to use the long gun registry, which no longer exists, to go out and haphazardly confiscate yer gunz, admit to it, and then tell people through CBC and other national new sources where they`re being stored and how they can pick them up.

Just wanted to get that cleared up, thanks.

BTW, it`s you idiots that are going to ruin it for the rest of us law abiding gun owners with an ounce of common sense.  Keep it up and your counterparts on the opposite end of the spectrum are going to convice enough people that we really do need to ban semi-autos, just look at all the crazy gun nuts out there!
2013-06-28 10:20:06 PM
1 votes:

ongbok: Bravo Two: PopularFront: Some clarification on what the police say they were doing:

From: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/28/pol-pmo-guns-alberta . html

"When RCMP officers were going door-to-door searching each residence for potential victims, we did come across a couple of residences where there were some firearms that were left insecure," Cpl. Darrin Turnbull told CBC News in an interview.

"In those situations, when they were out in plain view and they were not properly secured and stored, those firearms were taken by the RCMP member and safely secured in the High River detachment."

And this is the crux of the argument: the firearms were in my home until the cops came busting down the door for no good farking reason.

They had a good reason to come into your home if your were in the evacuation zone, and that was to see if there were any victims from the flood or people in need of help.


Just like the TSA has a good reason to xray scan you and accidentally find drugs. it is about safety.
2013-06-28 09:03:10 PM
1 votes:
fap, fap, fap
2013-06-28 08:31:14 PM
1 votes:

Bravo Two: utah dude: Farktastic: utah dude: uh... how would they find them? (if they're raiding houses and what-not? tear apart each and every person's closet? please explain this.

The RCMP entered every home to ensure that the evacuation is done.  High River (the town in question) is basically the town where urban rednecks go to live.  There is a huge amount of 4x4ing, horse riding, Git 'er Dun, shoot 'em up yokels that live there.  Guns are everywhere, like hanging on living room walls, sitting in garages, etc.  I am surprised that some guns might have actually been stored properly.

farktastic, fantastic explanation. thank you.

my have chamber locks and are too oiled up to even barely shoot, would probably not even rust underwater.

Excuse me, but you say redneck and git r done like its a bad thing to be. I'm a redneck, ride and keep horses, 4x4, and enjoy nature. I'm also college educated and don't fark my kinfolk. Kindly keep your bigotry to yourself, some of us find it farking offensive.


Settle down Cletus.
2013-06-28 08:04:52 PM
1 votes:

PopularFront: Some clarification on what the police say they were doing:

From: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/28/pol-pmo-guns-alberta . html

"When RCMP officers were going door-to-door searching each residence for potential victims, we did come across a couple of residences where there were some firearms that were left insecure," Cpl. Darrin Turnbull told CBC News in an interview.

"In those situations, when they were out in plain view and they were not properly secured and stored, those firearms were taken by the RCMP member and safely secured in the High River detachment."


And this is the crux of the argument: the firearms were in my home until the cops came busting down the door for no good farking reason.
2013-06-28 08:03:29 PM
1 votes:

utah dude: Farktastic: utah dude: uh... how would they find them? (if they're raiding houses and what-not? tear apart each and every person's closet? please explain this.

The RCMP entered every home to ensure that the evacuation is done.  High River (the town in question) is basically the town where urban rednecks go to live.  There is a huge amount of 4x4ing, horse riding, Git 'er Dun, shoot 'em up yokels that live there.  Guns are everywhere, like hanging on living room walls, sitting in garages, etc.  I am surprised that some guns might have actually been stored properly.

farktastic, fantastic explanation. thank you.

my have chamber locks and are too oiled up to even barely shoot, would probably not even rust underwater.


Excuse me, but you say redneck and git r done like its a bad thing to be. I'm a redneck, ride and keep horses, 4x4, and enjoy nature. I'm also college educated and don't fark my kinfolk. Kindly keep your bigotry to yourself, some of us find it farking offensive.
2013-06-28 08:01:24 PM
1 votes:

LordJiro: So instead, these people would prefer their firearms be in the hands of looters?


The guns are in the hands of looters.
2013-06-28 08:00:59 PM
1 votes:
Meh, it is Canada, so it is not like it is an important country or anything like that.
2013-06-28 07:42:33 PM
1 votes:

06Wahoo: FormlessOne: Maul555: Wow... WTF Canada, WTF...

Huh? "Oh noes! The cops entered my flooded house, took my improperly secured weapon, noted the address from whence it came, and will hold it for me, high and dry, until I come back and ask for it! IT'S MADNESS! MADNESS!"

Sheesh. The article clearly states that the RCMP inventoried them, secured them, and will be happy to give them back once citizens can return to their homes. Bloody 'ell, what is wrong with you folks?

Funny how some people are okay with the idea that police can just go into their homes and take things that are considered "dangerous", oblivious to the high likelihood that other things may disappear and be blamed on looters (well, they would still be looters, they'd just also happen to carry badges).

I hope nothing like this ever happens in the US.  The police have no business in my home unless they have a warrant for a crime, and even then, they don't just get to take whatever they want.  If someone is going to loot anything from my house, I certainly don't want this problem to be doubled up by it being sanctioned by the government.


Ya, cause it's the protection from a warrantless search solely for safety reasons during a once in a century flood, that makes the US a bastion of glorious freedom versus our Orwell-like concentration camp we call Canada.  Other than the whole NSA thing, and the enemy combatant stuff, and the influence of religion in so many of your laws, etc., but hey, no cop is going to check for YOUR bloated corpse during a flood, no way!
KIA
2013-06-28 07:31:03 PM
1 votes:
So, what will you have to sign to get them back?

Oh, and, uh... hope you have records somewhere safe of the serial numbers etc. as well as purchase information because they may not give them back without that either.

Will they be held long enough to start rusting?

I highly doubt the RCMP bothered to dry, clean and lube the guns for you...

Good luck!
2013-06-28 07:18:33 PM
1 votes:

fnordfocus: Voiceofreason01: If they had their guns locked in a safe then the mounties wouldn't have been able to take them would they?

I imagine the safe companies have some sort of law enforcement hotline to give out combinations, or just an alternate code for the digital ones.


I imagine that you have an impressive collection of aluminum foil hats.
2013-06-28 07:16:50 PM
1 votes:
Oh, yes, we had to smash your locked gun cabinets to get them, as you'll find out when you return to your houses, all of which we had to break into whether you had guns or not, to find out.
2013-06-28 07:15:33 PM
1 votes:

Voiceofreason01: If they had their guns locked in a safe then the mounties wouldn't have been able to take them would they?


I imagine the safe companies have some sort of law enforcement hotline to give out combinations, or just an alternate code for the digital ones.
2013-06-28 07:13:18 PM
1 votes:
If you want to steal my guns, you better bring a forklift.

www.movingsimplified.com
2013-06-28 07:02:36 PM
1 votes:

Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: In before misplaced 2nd amendment post/troll.


I'm in favor of reasonable gun control, but anybody who is sincere about the issue has to see this scenario as a particularly good argument against it.
2013-06-28 07:01:45 PM
1 votes:

mtbhucker: Except there is no gun registration in Canada.


The guns may not be registered, but there's still a list of every person who has a license to own them.
2013-06-28 06:57:05 PM
1 votes:
uh... how would they find them? (if they're raiding houses and what-not? tear apart each and every person's closet? please explain this.
2013-06-28 06:56:47 PM
1 votes:
The long gun registry was ordered destroyed over a year ago. The RCMP shouldn't even know where long guns are. The article doesn't say if it's long guns or handguns (where they must be registered with all the appropriate permits filed). I'm assuming it's long guns and they're using information that isn't even supposed to exist!
2013-06-28 06:55:20 PM
1 votes:

ModernLuddite: I can't help but think that if the guns were properly stored and locked up, people couldn't just take them.

But maybe the towns people have a point. Maybe guns should just be left lying around after a major disaster. That's a great idea.


They were in houses.

Hey what if this, what if the stupid RCMP did their jobs and arrested LOOTERS instead of stealing LOOT themselves. "Do not worry citizen, we took your TV, guns and car, so that looters couldn't! Now for the good news citizen, if you can produce evidence of ownership of the mentioned items you can have them back!'

Police, a gang like any other.
2013-06-28 06:55:13 PM
1 votes:

YoOjo: Why are they not allowing them to go to their houses? Are there water-zombies in the area? Water-aliens? Water-SARS? What's the conspiracy? There must be one.


They're just using Candians for practice, before they come to the USA and TAKE ALL THE GUNS AWAY

Bwahahahahahaha.
2013-06-28 06:55:04 PM
1 votes:

foo monkey: Canadians have guns?


Those moose ain't gonna shoot themselves...
2013-06-28 06:52:20 PM
1 votes:
Canadians have guns?
2013-06-28 06:49:43 PM
1 votes:

Noctusxx: And this is what happens when people pass Gun Registration Laws.

Nothing to see here Citizen, If you happen to find your proof of ownership in the flooded wreck of your home you might get your property back.....If we feel the gun is ok for you to own.


Except there is no gun registration in Canada.  The bill got struck down, and the RCMP have been throwing little fits ever since.  This would qualify as a big fit.
2013-06-28 06:49:18 PM
1 votes:
Why are they not allowing them to go to their houses? Are there water-zombies in the area? Water-aliens? Water-SARS? What's the conspiracy? There must be one.
2013-06-28 06:47:53 PM
1 votes:

Noctusxx: And this is what happens when people pass Gun Registration Laws.

Nothing to see here Citizen, If you happen to find your proof of ownership in the flooded wreck of your home you might get your property back.....If we feel the gun is ok for you to own.


This
2013-06-28 06:45:27 PM
1 votes:
In before misplaced 2nd amendment post/troll.
2013-06-28 06:38:26 PM
1 votes:
We need a photoshop of Lootie with a bucket full of rifles to put this story in perspective. I got stuck watching "Sons of Guns" last night and it showed how they had a staff member sleep in the building during a hurricane to protect them from looters.
2013-06-28 06:13:17 PM
1 votes:
And this is what happens when people pass Gun Registration Laws.

Nothing to see here Citizen, If you happen to find your proof of ownership in the flooded wreck of your home you might get your property back.....If we feel the gun is ok for you to own.
 
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