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    Toronto gun seizures - a good reason not to register / license!

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/sto...ns-seized.html
    Toronto police have seized more than 2,000 guns since they launched their Safe City Project in March 2009.
    The program targets gun owners who have let their licences expire, or who are not storing their guns safely.

    Police said Friday that what was once a temporary program is now a permanent approach to firearms safety. Detective Constable Teeft of the Toronto Gun and Gang Task Force said most of the guns seized are from owners who have let their licences lapse.

    "The whole point of the program is not to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens. It's to make people more compliant or compliant with the laws as they are now. We are not charging anybody. We seize the firearms for safekeeping"

    [A gun owner said] Toronto police recently phoned him to remind him his gun licence had expired. Fifteen minutes later, he said, they were at the door demanding that he hand over the guns.

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/sto...police523.html
    Toronto police have seized almost 400 firearms with lapsed registrations in a six-month push aimed at reducing the number of guns on the city's streets.
    In March, officers began soliciting people who owned firearms once registered across the city as part of what they call the Safe City Project. Many of those who had to surrender their firearms had either let their registrations lapse, or had stashed their guns improperly under beds or in closets.

    Good thing we in the States have little things like the Constitution to protect us from illegal searches & seizures, so the government has to prove reasonable suspicion of a crime before they can act against us. It's also our non-expiring license to keep & bear arms.

    As for people in Toronto, I'd say "oh, I don't need a license, I don't have the guns any more." Whether you do or not.

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    The fine people of Toronto who own guns need to invest in boats, like some folks do here in the USA.

    If they lose their guns in a "tragic boating accident", the Toronto police would need Scuba gear to do their illegal searches and seizures...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    The fine people of Toronto who own guns need to invest in boats, like some folks do here in the USA.

    If they lose their guns in a "tragic boating accident", the Toronto police would need Scuba gear to do their illegal searches and seizures...
    I love the smart thinker's on here.

    Boat accident. Brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielSchultz View Post
    I love the smart thinker's on here.

    Boat accident. Brilliant
    Yep if they outlaw guns in U.S there will be over 60 million boat accidents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Yep if they outlaw guns in U.S there will be over 60 million boat accidents.
    if that's the response to such an overt attack on individual freedom then people might as well turn them in to their masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylen View Post
    if that's the response to such an overt attack on individual freedom then people might as well turn them in to their masters.
    No the response is that over 60 million gun owners will still have their weapons they claimed were lost in a tragic boat accident.

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    Lol, gotta love it.

    If it comes to that, my "boating accident" will have occurred in the cistern of my toilet. I guess I'll never be a naval architect, at least not until after I graduate from popsicle sticks.
    Our rights are NOT subject to "interpretation" by well-meaning but Constitutionally illiterate politicians. They are absolute and unwavering, as are We the People. Some rights are mentioned in our Constitution. Many are not. ALL are protected by our Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, as specifically noted by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments in our Bill of Rights. If you're incapable of understanding, accepting, and respecting that, you are in the WRONG job, if not the wrong country.

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