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  • Can I get a chorus of, "WHAT THE F...?!"

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    The oldest is a year younger than my oldest grand-daughter, and the youngest is a year older than my youngest grand-daughter.

    I am a cradle-RC, and you may differ in your thoughts on this, but THIS is the Devil going about among us as far as I am concerned.
    #32936 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police - 1975-10-27 / 2010-12-29
    Proud Dad of #54266 - RCMP - 2007-02-12 to date
    RCMP Veterans Association - Regina Division member
    Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada - Associate (Retired) member
    "Smile" - no!

  • #2
    Oh. It's just America. You know, tolerance and freedoms..
    Now go home and get your shine box!

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    • PeteBroccolo
      PeteBroccolo commented
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      I weep for that community, and my IL, IN, and other USA relatives, specifically.

  • #3
    I agree with you Pete, this is evil incarnate and thankfully nobody got hurt. I know you don’t understand American police culture regarding guns, but this is why we carry off duty. Several years ago a now retired Trooper I worked with thwarted a potential school shooting when he was dropping off his kid. Thankfully he was armed and took action, and it eventually ended peacefully. But it could have gone bad. This is why we “hide one in our arses” (spoken in a Doug McKenzie accent for effect) when we go on vacation to Hawaii.

    But it’s not one community. This stuff can happen anywhere. Remember that bus attack in Manitoba about 10 years ago? Obviously not children in school, but still.. WTF!?

    I honestly believe this is what happens when we accept a culture where “anything goes”. When parents allow kids to be raised by the internet and video games. When we have political hacks that decriminalize crimes and then tell us out communities are safer for it. When immortality has become mainstream.

    I make my living on Irish welfare.

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    • PeteBroccolo
      PeteBroccolo commented
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      I am just surprised that you guys would take on the risk, given the lack of support a lot of times for righteous ON-DUTY shoots.
      The Manitoba incident was REALLY out there. Then there was the Toronto street car incident where the ON-DUTY member is now serving time...for shooting too many times.
      This news story is DEFINITELY not supportive, however, of "a good person with a gun in the right place at the right time", whether one of us doofi taking the heir-to-the-bills to the little-school-house-on-the-hill, Steven-Segal-now-teaching-Kindergarten, or otherwise.
      The American gun culture IS far different from Canadian sorry-you-stepped-on-my-foot, and I mean no offence to anyone, really, but...taking a gatt to Paradise, that STILL weirds me out!!

    • reils49
      reils49 commented
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      I know Pete, I’m just busting chops. I love Canadians.

      You know what freaks me out? Hearing some of the anti-gun stories from my Canadian family. Like my mum’s (u inserted for effect) husband having to turn in his legally owned handguns because they became verboten overnight. Or the fact that Canadian’s don’t seem to have an inherent right to self defense, even inside their own homes. Or the fact that my kids grandfather probably won’t be able to transfer his firearms to them as family heirlooms.

      The cultural differences go both ways for sure!

  • #4
    I kind-of figured it was that with you!

    Depends on the gun; my great-uncle still possessed a 5-shot .32 ca revolver in 2000 from when he legally obtained it back in the '50's for "protection" when transporting cash receipts from his store to the bank. It had long-before become a prohibited firearm, but he never applied for grand-fathering, because he never thought to, and the gun records forgot he had it! I never knew that my G-U had such an item until he offered to show it to me. My G-A went off on him about getting rid of it (he was 90+, had a wooden leg, had never been military / police / hunting / gun club shooter, and was never high-speed). I found it where he had hidden it, in the basement, on top of the main support beam - loaded! No gun shop would take it, so I escorted him to the local Police to surrender it for destruction - in my dress uniform, as I had been at Remembrance Day ceremonies earlier that day!
    On top of THAT, this G-U had been deemed "an enemy of the state" at the start of WWII, and he, along with several other Italian-Canadian men, were rounded-up by the RCMP and interred on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds in Toronto. Said "holiday" last maybe a few months, then he and the others were released. Eventually, this G-U got a job as a janitor at the Canada Post station in his home town, which was the same building the RCMP Detachment was located in...so he was also the RCMP janitor! When the "new" Canadian flag was launched, this G-U was in the front-page photo of the local paper standing at attention, with the RCMP members, as the flag was raised at the Detachment! Many years later, I joined the RCMP, followed by MANY years later again, my son...so, yeah, I am a sleeper-agent of potential destruction from a family tree of Italian infiltrators!

    As far as self-defence, yes, there have been SEVERAL incidents, particularly in rural Western Canada, of farmers "protecting" their property from property-criminals, particularly some recent ones with fatal outcomes for the suspects, and the criminal Courts HAVE sided with the property owners. I have NEVER supported, and NOR EVER WILL support, such actions, as there is TOO great a potential for injury and death to the PROPERTY OWNERS, and their loved ones and neighbours.

    As far as transfer of ownership, IF the firearm is NOT a Prohibited one, AND the person that is the intended recipient meets the requirements of ownership (proper licencing, storage, and use), then it is simply paperwork that must be completed. However, "packing" 24 / 7 / 365 for the general public will NEVER fly up here, nor is it necessary.

    Stay safe!
    #32936 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police - 1975-10-27 / 2010-12-29
    Proud Dad of #54266 - RCMP - 2007-02-12 to date
    RCMP Veterans Association - Regina Division member
    Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada - Associate (Retired) member
    "Smile" - no!

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