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MindBuilder
05-13-2010, 1:13 PM
A Canadian gun owner was busted for unsafe storage after his vault was broken into with a jackhammer, according to a Slashdot post http://mobile.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1651080&no_d2=1&cid=32194854 If Obama replaces one of the Supreme Court justices of the Heller majority, reasonable regulation may include the requirement of a full time guard for your guns.

Cruciform wrote:
During our firearm safety course the instructor talked of a friend with a collection rivaling his (huge) that had the equivalent of a bank safe full of guns in his basement. He went on vacation, and while he was gone thieves broke into his house and apparently spent *days* breaking into the vault with a jackhammer and other tools. They finally cleaned him out.

When he returned home and reported the theft he was charged with improper storage of firearms. Their reasoning? Because he left the collection without someone to check on it while he was gone he wasn't taking adequate responsibility to ensure the guns didn't fall into the wrong hands.

Heavy fines and a firearms ownership ban were applied. This took place in Canada.

madmike
05-13-2010, 1:56 PM
That hoser got hosed...

-madmike.

elSquid
05-13-2010, 2:36 PM
Doesn't pass the smell test. Until I saw a news article/etc I'd say that this probably didn't happen.

-- Michael

B Strong
05-13-2010, 6:29 PM
Doesn't pass the smell test. Until I saw a news article/etc I'd say that this probably didn't happen.

-- Michael

I agree - I have contacts with Canadian shooters, and if this story was true, their national rights group

http://www.nfa.ca/index.php

Would be all over this story - I haven't heard word one.

Dr Rockso
05-13-2010, 6:33 PM
I heard that the RCMP lands helicopters on the highway over 10-round magazines (but they're much more polite about it up there)...