Skip to comments.Man stopped at border carrying 166 firearms(Barf Alert)
Posted on 07/30/2011 6:11:45 AM PDT by marktwain
A United States resident crossing into Canada has found out a broken rifle is not just a broken rifle when it's accompanied by 166 other undeclared and prohibited firearm parts.
Brian Joseph Maack was charged with smuggling and possession of prohibited devices after a July 18 vehicle search at the Pacific Highway border crossing produced 151 high capacity ammunition magazines, a silencer and 14 other various parts of weapons.
According to a press release issued by the Canadian Border Services Agency, Maack was pulled aside for inspection after he declared he was in possession of a broken gun.
Last week, two other U.S. residents found out their weapons were not welcome in Canada.
Border services allege Herbert Enrique Soto failed to disclose the .40 calibre and two .357 calibre handguns that were in his personal belongings when he was crossing into Abbotsford on July 18. He was charged the next day with ten counts including making false statements and possession of prohibited firearms.
On July 20, another U.S. resident was turned back at the Pacific Highway crossing after officers found an undeclared shotgun in his trunk.
Travelers are required to declare all firearms and weapons in their possession when they enter Canada.
Yes, he had a lot of magazines. I have considerable doubt that he possessed a "silencer", but again, that is a matter of the definition in Canadian law. Notice that he is not charged with making false statements.
When you are crossing the border, remember that you essentially have no rights.
Personally I wouldn’t be surprised if there weren’t a northern gunwalker scandal we haven’t uncovered yet.
It all works toward the same goal.
A magazine is a firearm?
Wow, abuse of the English language to this degree should be a crime.
“...Notice that he is not charged with making false statements...”
Are you reading the same thing I’m reading?
“...failed to disclose the .40 calibre and two .357 calibre handguns...
...charged the next day with ten counts including making false statements...”
Yet another reason to confine one’s travels to the United States.
The pistols are from a different case than the one involving the magazines.
Just think of how many cars Canadians have is those old tire lots!
That was a different person
That part of the article referred to a different individual, in a totally separate border crossing incident.
And they were LIKELY REGULAR-capacity magazines, NOT so-called "high-capacity".
Anti-gun, anti-FREEDOM TURDS at work, ehh?
There’s only 1 gun in that haul. The rest of the items are a handful of AK parts and assorted magazines. I’m really sick of hoplophobic pansies who are afraid of anything having to do with guns.
Incorrect. You have the right to be a dumbass.
(I hate what passes for “journalism” today.)
“I knew I had the right to remain silent, but I didn’t have the ability...”
The only people that don’t make mistakes are those who do not do anything.
I make plenty of mistakes.
Thanks for participating.
“I do not know how the Canadian courts define guns, but from the story and the picture at the link, it does not appear that the man possessed more than the one “broken gun” that he declared.”
“undeclared and prohibited firearm parts.”
“Travelers are required to declare all firearms and weapons in their possession”
Doesn’t say “guns”.
The Canadians are entitled to have their own laws, and if you want to go there, you have to follow them or suffer the consequences.
Yes, that title was a doozie. I’d love to see the guy retain an attorney and yank a few million out of that paper’s bank account.
How do they get away with this?
They are entitled to their own laws. It is up to us to determine what we have to do to prevent becoming ensnared in those laws.
There is likely a lot that we are not told from the article. Perhaps the magazines were in a concealed compartment. Perhaps the "broken rifle" had the bolt mailed to Alaska in advance, in an attempt to follow Canadian law.
It is becoming much more difficult to follow the law when there are thousands of pages of law that even the law professionals do not understand.
When I traveled through Canada a couple of years ago, I legally brought a combination gun with me. The Canadian registration form that I filled out specifically had a block for "Combination Gun" as well as "Rifle" and "Shotgun". I showed the registration document every time I crossed the border.
One Canadian border official asked me: "What is a combination gun?"
A combination gun is one that has a combination of rifle and shotgun barrels.
They are Canadian. If you could show that the title was "Hate speech", they could be in a lot of trouble./S
Looks to be hate speech against gun owners to me.
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