One of the reasons he probably chose to try and smuggle the firearms in (and almost certainly didn't declare them to US Customs while outbound), is that sawed off shotgun in the picture. Illegal as hell in the US, never mind Canada.
Which makes one wonder if those handguns weren't really headed for the hands of criminals in Canada, especially that high quality RG10 revolver also previously mentioned.
This is the kind of guy that creates the justification, however poor, for the oppressive laws we face. He gets no sympathy whatsoever from me, and in fact I hope they lock his criminal *** up. Although at most, all he's going to get is a fine and lose those firearms and possibly the vehicle.
Would have been a lot more effective if they'd simply taken their picture, handed him back all his firearms, including the 7-11 Special, and then sent him back to the US where the Homeland Security boys would have been waiting with open arms to discuss his export habits and taste in shotguns...
I move firearms across the border almost weekly, both ways: handguns, shotguns, and rifles, depending on what's on the agenda. Have been doing that for over five years now. I declare them and get nothing but polite and expeditious service from the border dudes on both sides.
02-25-2012 06:50 PM
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Every so often an American tries to cross the border with substantial quantities of firearms. They get caught. The vehicles are impounded. The guns are seized. The owners go to jail until a Canadian lawyer can get them out. Bail is difficult and expensive, because Americans are a big flight risk, and the courts don't like to be snubbed. All this because someone decided to ignore the GREAT BIG text on the warning signs approaching the border about Canada's gun laws.
The bill to scrap our rifle and shotgun registry has passed third reading in Parliament. It will go to the Senate next, but by tradition, it will not be modified. The next step will be a signature by the Governor General to give it the force of law. A big victory but there are many troubles still be fixed. Boneheads at the border flaunting our laws make our hard work to get the right party elected and to keep our issues on the table, just that much more difficult.
I saw the resolution to this case, 3 yr sentence.
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