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‘Hell to pay:’ Residents angry as RCMP seize guns from High River homes (with video)(Canada)
Calgary Herald ^ | June 28, 2013 | Trevor Howell

Posted on 06/28/2013 2:47:05 PM PDT by george76

‘It’s just like Nazi Germany,’ says resident.

HIGH RIVER — RCMP revealed Thursday that officers have seized a “substantial amount” of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River.

“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham.

“People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms ... so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.”

That news didn’t sit well with a crowd of frustrated residents who had planned to breach a police checkpoint northwest of the town as an evacuation order stretched into its eighth day.

“I find that absolutely incredible that they have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home,” said resident Brenda Lackey, after learning Mounties have been taking residents’ guns. “When people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay.”

About 30 RCMP officers set up a blockade at the checkpoint, preventing 50 residents from walking into the town. Dozens more police cars, lights on, could be seen lining streets in the town on standby.

Officers laid down a spike belt to stop anyone from attempting to drive past the blockade. That action sent the crowd of residents into a rage.

“What’s next? Tear gas?” shouted one resident.

“It’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders,” shouted another.

“This is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms,”

(Excerpt) Read more at calgaryherald.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: banglist; govtabuse; guncontrol; guns; rcmp; secondamendment; seizeguns; tyranny
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1 posted on 06/28/2013 2:47:05 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

You get what you elect.

Pure and simple. That’s the world you want in Canada, that’s the one you’ll get.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 2:49:20 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: george76
"we control"

There's a real problem right there.

3 posted on 06/28/2013 2:50:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

So the RCMP will return the guns after people provide proof of ownership after the police stole the guns and the proof of ownership is probably destroyed by the flood. How many of the guns will never be returned...


4 posted on 06/28/2013 2:51:49 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: qaz123

Might not be long before we suffer the same fate ...


5 posted on 06/28/2013 2:52:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: doc1019
What gunz?

We don't have no stinkin' gunz...

6 posted on 06/28/2013 2:53:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Squawk 8888; neverdem; LucyT

The guns will be returned to owners after residents provide proof of ownership.


7 posted on 06/28/2013 2:53:17 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: doc1019
Molon LAbe.

Come and get me copper....

8 posted on 06/28/2013 2:53:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

LOL!


9 posted on 06/28/2013 2:53:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: george76

OK, Canadian gun owners...look up “Ruby Ridge”.


10 posted on 06/28/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: doc1019

Already happened here during katrina.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 2:59:16 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Squawk 8888

Ping


12 posted on 06/28/2013 2:59:45 PM PDT by kanawa (FB...Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: doc1019

Very true. I like all the people that say that they’ll pry my guns from dead, cold fingers. I feel for them, but when push comes to shove, will they really be willing to do it.

There are a couple of things that, we as folks that love our freedom, can hope for.
1. that we somehow figure out a way to take back control and start fixing this sh*t, by getting rid of people like Reid, Hoyer, Pelosi, Menendez, etc

OR

2. that if we can’t do it through elections, that when the time comes, the cops and soldiers stand up to these oppressors and tell ‘em to go fu*k themselves. Which would bring us right back to #1.

But, after seeing some of that footage from Katrina and the gun grab, I’m not so sure #2 will happen. We’ll just have to wait and see, unfortunately.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 3:00:53 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: george76
The guns will be returned to owners after residents provide proof of ownership.

Meaning, if one didn't comply with 1995 Firearms Act by going to the nearest RCMP office to register their firearms by the 01/01/2003 deadline, they're SOL.

14 posted on 06/28/2013 3:01:57 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: doc1019
Might not be long before we suffer the same fate ...

Are you talking about the same government that can't keep IEDs from killing troops in Afganistan? That government?

Do the logistics numbers. There's no way the feral gooberment can confiscate all firearms in the US. Period. The numbers aren't there.

/johnny

15 posted on 06/28/2013 3:02:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: george76

I wonder how High River got its name. Sadly, due to the record flooding in Western Canada, it now fits.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 3:02:46 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

So true, forgot about that.


17 posted on 06/28/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Already happened here during katrina.

And the government got slapped down for doing it, and new laws were enacted to make darn sure it wouldn't happen again.

/johnny

18 posted on 06/28/2013 3:04:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: george76

possession is 9/10 of the law.

the cops could have not unlawfully stopped people from going into their own homes under color of law, could not have perfromed illegal searches and seizures, and not stolen these items, but instead could have asked the same citizens for proof of ownership.

Are they going to start hauling away other appliances and tools and vehicles anyone has on their property, and then saying we’ll return them once they prove they own them?

rwii, another nail. this one for both canada and us.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 3:06:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: All

What I wonder each day as we see this erosion of freedom is where is the unified opposition? The left is well funded and organized to lie cheat and steal.

Why is there not an organized right that is well funded and organized to preserve freedom?

We all come on here and scream and JimRob has created a great forum for it but at some point we’ll wish we had done more.

This is not a personal attack but only to point out we need massive financial and moral leadership to create a new party...maybe... but at the very least a powerful movement for recreating what God intended this nation to be.

We are the “silent majority”. As said many times.

We need to unify financially and spiritually. Whether you are Baptist, Catholic or Mormon? Stop the infighting and unify on the US Constitution and freedom.

We can all argue theology until we’re in the grave but freedom is the real issue and it is why this country was founded.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 3:07:46 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: matginzac

Ruby Ridge wasn’t what Canada did. That was a total frame job to get one little family/group of people the government didn’t like. Nobody in Canada was being set up on trumped up charges or modifying guns in any way to get a phony charge of too short a barrel on a shotgun.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 3:08:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Already happened here during katrina.
And the government got slapped down for doing it, and new laws were enacted to make darn sure it wouldn’t happen again.

/johnny “

The “slap down” doesn’t appear to have included any single person receiving any consequences whatsoever and the new law to make darn sure it wouldn’t happen again was killed in the DEMOCRAT controlled designated kill committee of the Colorado Senate.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: george76

Talk Canada all you want, but police did the same thing in New Orleans.


23 posted on 06/28/2013 3:12:39 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76

Good to know the “registration=confiscation 100% of the time” rule is still in force


24 posted on 06/28/2013 3:13:15 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Paladin2

Sounds like the tree of liberty needs to be watered in Canada.

I always used to think the mounties were a group to be admired. This tarnishes the old childhood image that I had of them.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 3:13:49 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I used RR as an example of govt over reach and the whole sale govt murder of un-prosecuted people including mothers.....think it can’t happen in Canada?
Think again.....


26 posted on 06/28/2013 3:14:03 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: thorvaldr
killed in the DEMOCRAT controlled designated kill committee of the Colorado Senate.

Ummm. Katrina happened in Louisiana.

Firearms were returned, settlements happened.

/johnny

27 posted on 06/28/2013 3:15:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: george76
RCMP promises return of guns removed from High River homes “as soon as practically possible”
28 posted on 06/28/2013 3:15:42 PM PDT by kanawa (FB...Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: thorvaldr
Did the RCMP search EVERY home in the affected area or just where they knew where the guns would be? If the latter, how did they know where to look?

Beware providing the govt with any info regarding your weapons.

29 posted on 06/28/2013 3:15:48 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: george76
Another test, sorta like Boston.

Just a dry run to test and gauge reactions and refine techniques.

30 posted on 06/28/2013 3:15:51 PM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: george76

The Late Great White North


31 posted on 06/28/2013 3:15:52 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: JRandomFreeper

With all the anti-gun legislation, the slow creep of anti-gun propaganda on TV and in our schools (brainwashing), I can see it happening sometime in our future. Maybe even on a volunteer basis. However, having said all that, I hope you are right. ;-)


32 posted on 06/28/2013 3:19:42 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: qaz123
when push comes to shove, will they really be willing to do it

Some, but not all or even most. The question is what percentage of citizens will be willing to stand up for freedom and for the Second Amendment, and what percentage of cops will be willing to risk it once? Twice? I imagine, having had time to think through the situation a whole lot more than those in New Orleans could, a good percentage of Americans would decline to cooperate. How many cops would bet on that percentage being zero, when they're going to face armed Americans, many of them prior military, who are in the right and know how to shoot?

33 posted on 06/28/2013 3:20:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: matginzac

No, i know what you were trying to say. I think the NOLA Katrina thing where they were going house to house diarming people/neighborhoods at gunpoint was more on the nose. But yeah, I do get your point.

Oh and it definitely can happen in Canada. Yup.


34 posted on 06/28/2013 3:22:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Pollster1
Remember that the cops in the Los Angeles riots pretty much ran away like little girls.

/johnny

35 posted on 06/28/2013 3:22:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others . . ."

It won't take a whole lot of people with that sentiment before the police will run and hide in a safe place:


36 posted on 06/28/2013 3:26:05 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: liberty or death

It’s very soon coming down to either 3rd Party or 4th Box.


37 posted on 06/28/2013 3:32:05 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Robwin

“Did the RCMP search EVERY home in the affected area or just where they knew where the guns would be? If the latter, how did they know where to look?”

No need to search much. Its called R-E-G-I-S-T-R-A-T-I-O-N. An added benefit is this sweeps up any firearms that weren’t registered due to non-compliance. A backdoor confiscation.


38 posted on 06/28/2013 3:41:43 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: liberty or death
"Why is there not an organized right that is well funded and organized to preserve freedom?

I've wondered about that too, and share your frustration. I guess our most natural weakness lies in the fact that conservatives are by nature individualists, and cherish independence. Speaking for myself, I never cared to be part of clubs, associations, committees etc. I have no real ill will towards anybody...I just prefer my own space and the small circles I move in. Leftists from what I've observed (I once was one) have an obvious herd mentality, prefer 'movements' and thrive in bureaucracies. They also tend to be rapacious and love wielding power over other people, and imposing their beliefs and attitudes, being cruel and sadistic to any who resist them. My $0.02.

39 posted on 06/28/2013 3:42:21 PM PDT by VR-21 (I'm weary of being lorded over by criminals and gilded degenerates.)
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To: VR-21

Until we are willing to act like them they will continue to win.


40 posted on 06/28/2013 3:52:54 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: JRandomFreeper
...new laws were enacted to make darn sure it wouldn't happen again.

IMHO, to really have teeth, the laws need to say that people who attempt to confiscate weapons from law-abiding in time of disaster are robbers and should be treated as such.

41 posted on 06/28/2013 3:53:55 PM PDT by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: george76

I gathered after I read the article the town was evacuated because of a flood (pretty crappy reporting if you ask me). So, the RCMP just broke into homes and helped themselves to the firearms. Did they break and enter all the homes, or just the ones foolhardy enough to have registered their guns? Story doesn’t say.

If I lived there I’d be asking about what happened to the million dollars worth of jewelry that came up missing.


42 posted on 06/28/2013 4:14:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: VR-21

They also tend to be rapacious and love wielding power over other people, and imposing their beliefs and attitudes, being cruel and sadistic to any who resist them.
______________________________________

There’s your answer as to why we don’t organize and fight back. They control the levers and can/will/do exact revenge.

I was one once, too. Many of us remember how the purges worked when they weren’t even in complete control of the country. Look at how they wield power now that they have all of it.

Around here, even running for school board will kill your business and invite whisper campaigns against you. Forget County Board. The last conservative chairman was accused of burning public records when he was observed using a burn barrel for his own out-of-date records. They drove a good man to resign. The Utility Board is about the last bastion for conservatives and the old stalwarts are dying off.

Look to the IRS treatment of Tea Party groups for a lesson in what happens when we organize.


43 posted on 06/28/2013 4:19:25 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: PATRIOT1876
I always liked their hats and singing ability.


44 posted on 06/28/2013 4:26:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kanawa
"Residents of High River can be assured that firearms now in the possession of the RCMP are in safe hands,"

Sure......

45 posted on 06/28/2013 4:29:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: george76

So, where were you Canadas when we fought George III, ‘ey?

You are learning a lesson we learned, and now our socialist/canada commonwealth colony is being turned into— Canada.

Why don’t you come down to the US and join Us in the fight against this Statist crap? They seized your property to protect you from...what?


46 posted on 06/28/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: george76
The guns will be returned to owners after residents provide proof of ownership.

That sounds nice, but shouldn't be necessary if what you mean by "proof of ownership" is the original bills of sale. If what you mean is that the police will keep track of which guns were taken from which residence, and the residents have to prove that they are the residents, and that is adequate proof, I'm ok with it.

Also, my perspective on this depends on the prevalence of looting in Calgary.

47 posted on 06/28/2013 4:32:54 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: VR-21

bttt - and we have recently learned that the IRS makes it especially tough for those associated with movements designed to preserve freedom.


48 posted on 06/28/2013 4:53:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: george76; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

49 posted on 06/28/2013 5:12:53 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Squawk 8888; george76

Just like after the katrina hurricane.


50 posted on 06/28/2013 5:16:17 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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