So, what are we Canadians supposed to think? What are we to make of the recent developments regarding the so-called “abolished” Long Gun Registry, the smashing of personal liberty in High River, AB and the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP which is administered by the RCMP) nearly criminalizing thousands of legitimate gun owners with the stroke of a pen?
In my humble opinion, something smells bad…really bad. Not so unusual though, it is emanating from Ottawa, the headquarters of Canadian bureaucracy. Consider this term “Bureaucratic Dictatorship”…look it up and tell me you don’t see the makings of a disaster.
Updates to my thoughts on the High River gun grab
I had previously published some softer thoughts on the flooding in Alberta and the High River gun grab. I still don’t want to make this into the usual cop-bashing “right to bear arms” rant, but I am more troubled by this than I was before.
What has changed in me?
Well first I want to say that we are allowed to change our minds, or even just allow our opinions to evolve somewhat. In fact, I encourage it. Not being open-minded and just sticking to your opinion because you’re afraid to keep looking at facts is just plain bad. This is what leads to bigotry.
I definitely feel more negative about this RCMP gun grab than I did in the past. Mostly because I have taken the CFSC & CRFSC – Canadian (Restricted) Firearms Safety Course. The rules surrounding firearm storage are exact and easily understood.
The flood may be old news, but the RCMP gun seizure in high river is still an ongoing concern.
Essentially, the story is that police were going door-to-door during the High River, Alberta floods in June of 2013. They say it was to search for possible victims, injured people, elderly, and other people requiring help. However, when they were in the houses, any firearms they saw improperly stored (their interpretation) they seized for “safe keeping”.