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Old 09-26-2011, 08:03 PM   #43
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I went to Canada last week & in Canadian Border Inspector asked me if I had any weapons on board? I said no. He then asked me you mean you came all the way from Oklahoma without a weapon? I again said no. Sounded like he was baiting me. It was well hidden!
I was disappointed to read that you would bring your weapon in to my country.
I clearly understand you have the right to bear arms in your country and do so for your and your families protection. Unfortunately that right ends at the border.
I hope that was a momentary lack of disrespect for the laws of my country on your part won't be a reoccurring event when you visit Canada.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #44
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I was disappointed to read that you would bring your weapon in to my country.
I clearly understand you have the right to bear arms in your country and do so for your and your families protection. Unfortunately that right ends at the border.
I hope that was a momentary lack of disrespect for the laws of my country on your part won't be a reoccurring event when you visit Canada.

I'd be willing to bet you should be disappointed with a heck of a lot more US citizens. Your border ain't exactly know for their high security.

Funny thing is I buy ceramic knives with plastic knives from Canada. They are used for handling explosives since there is no metal. As a byproduct they won't trigger a metal detector, either. But the maker drives across the border so he can ship them here by UPS.
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I went to Canada last week & in Canadian Border Inspector asked me if I had any weapons on board? I said no. He then asked me you mean you came all the way from Oklahoma without a weapon? I again said no. Sounded like he was baiting me. It was well hidden!
All fun and games until you get slapped with a few felonies for thinking their laws dont apply to you...
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Smuggling a weapon into a country illegally is totally irresponsible and you deserve the full punishment under the law.

Personally I think you ( toneumanns) need to be banned from this site.

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I'd be willing to bet you should be disappointed with a heck of a lot more US citizens. Your border ain't exactly know for their high security.
Point taken.
Since we share the longest border between two friendly countries. I hope the security never gets to a place where everyday travel becomes impossible to do.
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Smuggling a weapon into a country illegally is totally irresponsible and you deserve the full punishment under the law.

Personally I think you ( toneumanns) need to be banned from this site.

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Well said. I agree with you Ken. It is paramount that ALL laws are respected and obeyed. As well as cultures and traditions.
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I was disappointed to read that you would bring your weapon in to my country.
I clearly understand you have the right to bear arms in your country and do so for your and your families protection. Unfortunately that right ends at the border.
I hope that was a momentary lack of disrespect for the laws of my country on your part won't be a reoccurring event when you visit Canada.
Yep, Canada IS a foreign country, you are subject to their laws while there. If you can't abide by their laws while there then don't go there. That's what we elect to do. If you smuggle weapons in and are caught then expect to have your vehicles impounded or totally seized and spend time in their jails/prisons. You have violated their laws and US law can't help you. Might be legal here to carry a weapon, but not there (at least till they change their laws to match ours!) They're awfully close to repealing the long gun requirements but haven't seen the light yet on handguns.
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I'd be willing to bet you should be disappointed with a heck of a lot more US citizens. Your border ain't exactly know for their high security.

Funny thing is I buy ceramic knives with plastic knives from Canada. They are used for handling explosives since there is no metal. As a byproduct they won't trigger a metal detector, either. But the maker drives across the border so he can ship them here by UPS.
Hi, Major Loser

Is your above post meant to convey an assertion that Canada is some kind of portal for Terrorist Bombmaking paraphernalia?

If so, I find your willingness to say that even more disturbing than some folks' casual contempt for Canadian (and American) Law.

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Am I correct to assume you never visited Canada?
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I was disappointed to read that you would bring your weapon in to my country.
I clearly understand you have the right to bear arms in your country and do so for your and your families protection. Unfortunately that right ends at the border.
I hope that was a momentary lack of disrespect for the laws of my country on your part won't be a reoccurring event when you visit Canada.
For a $25.00 fee the Canadian border guards allow me to register my shotgun and certain rifles every year when I travel to and thorough Canada. I do it twice a year. Adds no more than 15 or 20 minutes to the crossing process.

I would never consider lying to the customs/border agent. No need to, simply comply with Canadian law, declare your weapon, pay the registration and all is good. Rarely do the Canadians want to inspect my rig but if they do they will find that I have not lied and have declared any and all weapons. For a measly $25.00 seems silly to face prison time. Not to mention I prefer to obey the law, theirs and ours.

Those of you that choose to break hand gun laws, make it much easier for those that argue for increased gun control. It's shows us to irresponsible. Just like a few bad campers in store parking lots can ruin it for other campers, irresponsible gun owners can ruin it for those of us choose to carry legally and responsibility. Again $25.00 and 20 minutes of your time, no issue. Just don't take a pistol.

No need to slander our Canadian neighbors. While I don't always agree with their politics, they are their politics to defend. Just as we (well most of us) passionately defend our constitution. Abide by their laws as we would expect them to abide by our laws.

If you are coming to Alaska and want a hand gun for protection then do as the rest of us do. Ship it from an FFL dealer in the lower 48 to an FFL dealer in Alaska. Typically you pay a transfer fee of $15 to $50 each way, depending on how well you shop it.
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Well said, Dennis.

Thanks!

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Well said, Dennis.

Thanks!

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And I'll say x2 on that Dennis. Why gamble, I have spent three years of my life as a military policeman and one year as a civilian jail guard. I love having the right to carry, but only where it's legal and I always carry concealed. Ya' don't every want to be on the wrong side of the badge or the cell bars.
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Not true about Canada. I travel through Canada twice a year, have to living in Alaska. While they do not permit hand guns they do allow shotguns and some rifles (wouldn't try to take my AR15 through, too many "evil features"). You declare them at the border and fill out a form and pay $25.00 to register. The registration is good for 2 months. Wish it was good for 6 so I wouldn't have to pay on my return trip. I have never had a problem with the process. Adds about 15 minutes to the crossing.
This is good to know, thanks. I am thinking the shotgun would be our best 2nd defense anyway, with the dogs being our 1st. I worry about theft of a handgun stored in the RV.
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What has that got to do with anything? I already said we choose not to go to Canada for that reason.
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