Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Don't bring guns to Canada please

Guns seized from a single border crossing in Alberta Canada
Perhaps intended for sale to criminals

Dear Americans;
You're more than welcome to visit Canada, but for goodness sake, leave your guns at home.
That's the message from the Canada Border Services Agency on Monday as it launched a firearms awareness campaign, reminding U.S. travellers coming to Canada that their northern neighbour's firearms laws are strict.
Canadian laws are different than U.S. ones, the agency reiterated in a news release.
The CBSA says most firearms seized at land border crossings are from U.S. travellers seeking entry to Canada.
As such, the CBSA suggests Americans check the laws before arriving at a Canadian port of entry.
"It is strongly recommended that you not carry your firearm when travelling to Canada and/or transiting through Canada to reach another U.S. destination," the news release reads. "However, should you choose to travel with your firearms, you must declare all firearms in your possession at the first Canadian designated port of entry.
"You must also have all the necessary permits and have your firearm appropriately stored."
Failure to declare any firearm may lead to the seizure of the weapon, a penalty or prosecution in a court of law and may make the person inadmissible to Canada.
A U.S. citizen's vehicle may also be seized and the owner will have to pay a penalty to get it back.
"We welcome our U.S. neighbours in Canada [and] to make your journey more pleasant, travel light and always remember to declare all goods with you," the news release says.
The CBSA says firearms are high-risk commodities and enforcement of firearms laws at the border "is an enforcement priority for Canada."
Earlier this year, the border service agency reported seizing 163 firearms during 115 incidents from travellers crossing the border into Canada through just Windsor, Sarnia, Niagara Falls and London, Ont,  in just a few months. The total stats from all the other dozens of crossings along the breadth of the Canada US border (appox. 6,000 miles )  must be pretty staggering.
You don't need to shoot us to enjoy your stay in Canada. We are very friendly and peaceful people. We have our share of nut bars and doorknobs, but they belong to a very small minority and we keep an eye on them. If you are accosted by a too friendly moose...just say 'SHOO'.


  1. I agree with you , I know it's dangerous out there ,leave the guns at home .

    The law abiding citizens will obey Canada's gun law , regardless of what country they are from . The bad people will find a way to get the guns inside the border . maybe they are moving the guns in by tunneling underground as they do in Mexico in a remote place on the border .
    Crooks / terrorists do not think like ordinary people ,they are thinking of ways to get the guns in or maybe pay a border patrol officer to let them through .
    good post .
    Love PIC

  2. I am told most of the gun seizures are from ordinary citizens coming to Canada for holidays or business or just day trips. They do not go anywhere without their guns and I think they simply do not know our laws.
    It's just a pain in the butt for the border guards.
    Time for your midnight ride on your turbo broom. If you pass over my house pop in for a tea.
    Love ya


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