Skip to comments.High River Gun Grab: Broken Trust: Sun News documentary examines the controversial actions
Posted on 02/14/2014 5:04:34 PM PST by marktwain
I dont want to be right about what Mounties appear to have done in High River this summer after southern Albertas historic June floods forced the evacuation of all 13,000 townspeople.
I dont want to believe our much-admired national police force used the cover of the worst natural disaster in Canadian history to conduct a mass seizure of guns from the towns law-abiding firearms owners. But having covered the High River Gun Grab for the past six months and especially after having worked three months for the Sun News Network on a documentary about the confiscation (which will premiere Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern, 5 p.m. Mountain) there is no escaping the conclusion that Mounties did indeed break down the doors in more than a third of High Rivers 5,300 homes in a deliberate attempt to disarm the civilian population.
It is one of the most massive violations of civil and property rights in modern Canadian history.
The RCMP may believe they were acting with the best of intentions, to keep the guns safe from looters or maintain public order as evacuees began returning to their homes two or three or even more weeks after the rising Highwood River overflowed its banks.
But the very fact that Mounties thought it was better for High Riverites safety to leave 1,900 of their homes with doors smashed off the hinges wide open to thieves and the elements rather than leave homes locked with guns locked away safely inside, shows just how distorted police thinking has become regarding private ownership of guns.
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The police broke into homes to swipe peoples guns?
Makes you want to run right out to the local LEO offices to “register” your firearms doesn’t it.
Yeah. I like to hear the “register” of my shotgun off the walls of a canyon when shooting clay pidgeon.
I wish I had to relay the funniest story.
I was at my physical therapist today and she knows I like to skeet and clay.
So she wanted to know him many birds I kill on an average day of practice, what farm sells em and what do you do with all the birds???
I was right in the middle of pulling on the stupid rubberband thing when it hit me what she said.
I lost it and rubber band thing went flying behind me.
I was laughing so hard and then said “I’m serious. Seems like that’d be a lot of dead birds”.
I was laughing so hard and had to catch my breath and finally tell her they’re clay disks and described the machine that throws em
She cute as hell(way cute and Laz approved).
She said “Gosh I feel so dumb”.
I laughed told “Oh don’t. Your blond roots are showing today” as I pointed to her hairline.
We laughed hard.
How many of those guns failed to get logged in with the Mounties? Gee, sorry, sir, but we don’t have any record of your weapons so they must have been carried off by bears, uh, thieves. Yeah, that must be what happened, eh.
The ONLY possible motivation for such confiscation is a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT CLEARING A PATH TO MORE DRASTIC TYRANNY!
This is about an hour south of me and has been a real can of worms where all the gun grabbers - folks who’d traditionally side against “the Man” - are twisting themselves into knots to defend “the man” this time. If it weren’t so serious it’d be funny.
The RCMP have been the handmaiden of tyrannical forces for some time.