Skip to comments.Guns, prohibited ammunition, scopes, grenades, bullet proof vests seized from Metchosin home
Posted on 08/08/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by marktwain
West Shore RCMP seized a dozen guns and prohibited ammunition from a Metchosin home and a man in his 20s could face criminal charges.
The departments street crime unit and uniformed officers raided the home Thursday and found firearms, some loaded, improperly stored throughout the house; under a bed, in the kitchen, living room and in a safe that was left unlocked, said West Shore RCMP spokesman Sgt. Max Fossum.
While the eight rifles and four hand guns were registered, some were modified with accessories such as scopes, lights and a tripod which might make them restricted or prohibited weapons, Fossum said. There were gun parts all over the house, evidence that the guns had been modified.
Const. Olen Bernardo, one of the investigators, said some of the guns were modified to look more menacing and he doubts any of them were used for hunting purposes.
Investigators also seized dozens of illegal magazines and three bullet proof vests. When police first entered the house, they also found grenades, which almost sparked a call to the RCMP explosives unit, but the grenades had been rendered safe.
Were asking the question, why so many guns? he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at vancouversun.com ...
"The fact that the guns were not locked up and that one of the hand guns was loaded is a major concern, Fossum said, because of the risk they could be stolen if the home was broken into."
This is what the left considers "reasonable" gun control
Katie was shaking in her panties when she wrote this article.
"... after all, we can't have just anybody being able to see their target, positively identify it, especially under conditions of darkness or at a distance, and/or be able to hold the gun steady enough to be able to hit that target."
I know this story is from Canada but here in America, I respond to that question with, "I don't need a reason."
Just wait until you find out how many books the guy had!! I mean, sure, there might be some limited freedom of the press (although, not much in Canada), but, this is going waaaay too far. Nobody needs that many books. That's why there are libraries. Ideas kill, you know.
Do lasers count as lights?
Translation: They were those dummy, hollow training grenades you can buy at most flea markets and novelty stores.
So basically the police raided this guys house because somebody reported he had live grenades, which turned out to be dummy grenades. So to keep from being embarrassed and looking stupid the police find some minor technical violation about the way he stored his guns and ammo.
“Improperly stored” guns...
If you put a bumper sticker on a car, you have modified it from stock.
Capt. Hyperbole needs to find that large bottle of chill pills she lost...
Apparently, he had some really nice gear since lower in the article is sounds like the Department that seized them is applying to KEEP them.
You can’t have a scoped rifle in Canada? I though I’ve seen pix of people hunting there with scopes.
Assault scopes, no doubt.
Hmm, the guy was apparently home, the safe was unlocked, and guns (scary looking ones) were out of the safe.
Does not look like improper storage to me, if he was home. Now if he was not there and left dangerous scopes and dummy grenades out, then indeed send him to the Canadian version of gitmo./s
Just think how bad it would have been if those assault weapons could have gotten back in to their disguises as regular guns.
Well even though it is Canada, here is the real evil of what this guy did.
I mean firearms, in a polite society must not look menacing. After all isn't that what the assault weapon legislation was all about.
There was some talk about banning scopes in the US after the Texas Book Tower mass murder, but it never happened.
I’ll bet the scopes were black!
‘Cause it’s all I could afford.
some were modified with accessories such as scopes, lights and a tripod
shaking urinating in her panties when she wrote this article. Fixed it.
I don’t know; does the law recognize a legal difference between coherent and incoherent light? And if so, at what level of coherence is the legal distinction made? Sounds like Canadian law treats all lights the same, with respect to attachment to firearms: you can’t do it. (Based on this article, anyway.) Because, the last thing The Law would want, is for someone to be able to do is be sure of his target, and what is behind it, at night.
I always respond to questions like this as follows:
"Don't worry, I've tried and I can't shoot more than two at a time with any reasonable accuracy"
Wonder what they’d make of my Enfield SMLE No1 MkIII 2a with a nice scope on it? Tack driver, that one. Thanks to Appleseed, using a scope is almost like cheating. Almost.
Exactly what I thought when I read this.
They may have been upset by a ‘red-dot’ sight, if a scope makes them wee their pants.
Because a gun that looks "more menacing" can't kill a deer.
It's a law of nature. Or something.
Were asking the question, why so many guns? he said.
Twelve? My first thought was "why so few?"
Uh, if the house was "broken into" that implies that the weapons were already in a locked enclosure (the house). If being in one locked enclosure isn't enough to reassure the hoplophobes, what evidence is there that being in a locked enclosure inside a locked enclosure would do so? If they go into someone's house and find all the guns inside a closed and locked safe, will they be allowed to claim they were stored unsafely because someone could "break into" the safe? That to be safe they should have been inside A THIRD locked enclosure inside the locked enclosure inside the locked enclosure?
There must have been 20 cops on the scene....why so many cops? Katie writes at least two articles a week...why so MUCH freedom of speech? Wouldn't one article a month be more reasonable?
Bipods and scopes and lights, oh my! Bipods and scopes and lights, oh my!
The scopes and lights were fully automatic.
I have a feeling the Constable's wife bathes him, dresses him and pins a note to his shirt with directions back home each day.
Good God Almighty!!! Was he in possession of shooting gloves and hearing protection too???????
“some were modified with accessories such as scopes, lights and a tripod which might make them restricted or prohibited weapons,....
...some of the guns were modified to look more menacing...”
Nice to know that “looks more menacing”, and scopes, lights, and tripods, are legal considerations for weapons in Canada....
Warning! These laws are Coming to a State near you!
Yes! He must be a bad, bad man. [facepalm]
In other words, dummy grenades. Wussies.
Maybe the gun owner didn't smile when a policeman went by?
officers raided the home
This is all nothing more nor less than Liberal, governmental chickensh*t.
Fear of running out of this?
Two American progressives read this article:
AmProg #1: Sigh... if only it could be like that all over this country.
AmProg #2: Patience. Give it time.
How do you mount a scope on a No1 MkIII?
“Translation: They were those dummy, hollow training grenades you can buy at most flea markets and novelty stores.”
They were probably Assault Grenades.
Got one years ago courtesy of a tip from our esteemed FRiend Lurker. It’s a Catco, but they don;t seem to be around now. Here’s the only one I could find on short notice today:
My Catco mount is rock solid.
If it’s rendered safe, it’s not a grenade. It’s a paperweight.
There was a safe there, I dont know why it wasnt locked, Fossum said. Theres no excuse for that.
So they are saying that the guns were improperly stored and the safe should have been locked while people were in the home.
So you must have your guns unloaded and locked up while you are home.
How can you clean your guns if you have them locked in a safe at all times? How can you have a gun for the protection of your person and your home if your guns are unloaded and locked in a safe at all time?
These laws are stupid and illogical.
We need some Canadian outlook on this.
Ping some friends.