Skip to comments.Canada:Gunning for answers in High River(RCMP Gun Grab from locked, flooded, homes)
Posted on 07/25/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT by marktwain
There are two things I want most to know about the incident that has become known as the High River Gun Grab: Who ordered it? And, how did police know what houses to go into to find guns?
I know there are other questions about why Mounties seized guns in the abandoned Alberta town of High River last month during the disastrous spring flooding there, such as under what legal authority did the RCMP "take possession of firearms" (the force's spin-doctored term for seizing) and what did the Alberta provincial government know about the seizure?
Did Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis sign off on the Mounties' action? While the RCMP is a federal police force, it is under contract with Alberta (and many other provinces) to act like a provincial police force and to serve as local police in most towns. Did Denis or anyone else from Premier Alison Redford's Progressive Conservative government give a nod to the search and seizure?
Denis is in a very tough spot. Either he knew about the seizure and gave at least his tacit consent to it, which would be a very big sin in the minds of Alberta voters. Or Denis knew nothing, which would also be bad since he is, nominally, the Mounties' boss in Alberta. He would look weak and foolish if he didn't know what was going on.
Did the boys and girls in red serge act illegally? That's another question of interest to a lot of people.
The answer is important to me, too, but not as important as who ordered the seizure and by what means did police find homes with the guns?
Why am I less concerned about whether the Mounties' acted legally? Because I suspect their actions fall within a grey area of Alberta's emergency law.
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Not only were the flood victims already facing problems from a natural catastrope, they were then victimized by their own government.
Very important to treat your guns like you treat stashed food and cash.
Many people leave their guns out in the open and displayed. So it’s not hard for any law enforcement group to move into a community and just through gossip know where to find most of the guns.
Great White Menace from the North used to be a joke.
If they become a totalitarian state the Canucks will no longer seem so lovable.
Patriot/Citizen, in a race to become the first totalitarian state in North America, Canada is a far distant third. Trust me on this.
RCMP always get their gun
Didn’t that also happen in New Orleans?
If you live in a county where the Sheriff won’t share his records with anybody, and there is no requirement to “register” anything, then you should have long warning, that they have breeched security, and are coming after your guns.
(Because they will have gone after the low hanging fruit first.)
Maybe the Canadians need to join the NRA! TODAY!
/johnny you’ve said this before and I wish we were neighbors.
Strategy does not make a coward. Some would call you a fool and or an idiot. Getting yourself killed because of pride does not protect you or your family.
I have sons like you and just try to help them control their testosterone and teach them to prepare.
It's not about pride or testosterone. It's about inalienable rights.
God bless my friend. I do wish we were neighbors.
He apparently wants to feel safe and secure.
He's in the wrong job.