Canadian Mounted Police Confiscate Guns From Flooded Homes Without Search Warrants

Tyler Durden's picture

"We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are," is the 'excuse' that the Canadian Mounties are using to seize a “substantial amount” of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River. That news didn't sit well with a crowd of frustrated residents, as The Calgary Herald reports, who found it "absolutely incredible that [the Mounties] have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home,” warning that "when people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay." About 30 RCMP officers set up a blockade at the checkpoint, preventing 50 residents from walking into the town which sent the crowd of residents into a rage, "What’s next? Tear gas?” shouted one resident, "it’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders," shouted another, "this is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms."

Via The Calgary Herald,

RCMP revealed Thursday that officers have seized a “substantial amount” of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River.

 

“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham.

 

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That news didn’t sit well with a crowd of frustrated residents who had planned to breach a police checkpoint northwest of the town as an evacuation order stretched into its eighth day.

 

“I find that absolutely incredible that they have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home,” said resident Brenda Lackey, after learning Mounties have been taking residents’ guns. “When people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay.”

 

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About 30 RCMP officers set up a blockade at the checkpoint, preventing 50 residents from walking into the town. Dozens more police cars, lights on, could be seen lining streets in the town on standby.

 

Officers laid down a spike belt to stop anyone from attempting to drive past the blockade. That action sent the crowd of residents into a rage.

 

“What’s next? Tear gas?” shouted one resident.

 

“It’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders,” shouted another.

 

“This is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms,” said Charles Timpano, pointing to the group of Mounties.

 

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“We don’t want our town to turn into another New Orleans,” said resident Jeff Langford. “The longer that the water stays in our houses the worse it’s going to be. We’ll either be bulldozing them or burning them down because we’ve got an incompetent government.”

 

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“We have seized a large quantity of firearms simply because they were left by residents in their places,” said Topham.

 

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Residents promised to returned to the checkpoint at noon every day until they are allowed to return to their homes.

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proper1's picture

As long as you have the pathetic populace that we have developed into this will happen!  At some point you have to say NO!!

ACP's picture

On a related note...finally some MSM catching on to this story of a teen jailed without trial for a joke:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2349328/Teenager-jail-making-ter...

Another day, another tale of government tyranny...

WTFx10's picture

Thats one of the 50 terrorist plots the NSA stopped.

TIMBEEER's picture

Yes, they should have lifted the right arm for the proper Nazi salute at the arrival of the RCMP.

prains's picture

sorry, that was an insider albertan joke, we use that to make fun of newfies who try to say "right on" as you first heard in the news footage.

but the double meaning sorta works too

Divided States of America's picture

You never let a crisis go to waste. Fuckin textbook of all typical authoritarian regimes. Now we know Canada aint any different, EH?

prains's picture

Yes but after the police there's nothing, the army is a geek squad of about 50 dudes in berets and over half of each force would side with the populace in a heart beat if push came to shove. They're just guys paid to do a job and most I know are good dudes.

Bindar Dundat's picture

Never met a SOF member have you?

 

 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The RCMP told them they can't go in "For their own good"

"What if something happens?"

No shit, RCMP, its called life, and its called being an adult, responsible for one's own actions!  Big Brother is here!

jbvtme's picture

taking guns from canadians...isn't that a bit like taking food from ethiopians?

bluskyes's picture

Soldier of Fortune - like Hannibal Smith, or B.A. Barackus

James_Cole's picture

"What’s next? Tear gas?” shouted one resident, "it’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders," shouted another, "this is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms."

Lol Albertans, stupidest people on the planet. 

I feel for them with this massive disaster, but at the same time sort of asking for it... Build your city and economy like drunken sailors and this is what happens. 

Spitzer's picture

 

So a land locked province was built by drunken sailors ?

You sir, are a fucking moron.

James_Cole's picture

I think you took that a wee bit too literally, there's a 'like' in there.

Kiss My Icelandic Ass's picture

 

 

Speaking from experience, yes the RCMP are Nazis. Canadians imagine they live in the freest, most liberal place in the world. But there are no real legal protections. When the SHTF all pretense of freedom evaporates. (Pardon me while I confiscate that. Have a nice day.) It's a socialist-fascist "paradise", much like what Obama is striving to achieve.

prains's picture

yes there is that element for sure just like in any force but that is really the corpro-lifer which is the minority and yes just like everywhere else that element will do its masters bidding without question but they're way too small a group.

Social fascism as the soup dejour here is a biiiig stretch

Kiss My Icelandic Ass's picture

 

 

I consider Obamacare a socialist enterprise. I consider NSA-style spying fascism.

NoDebt's picture

Note to self:  if leaving home due to a disaster, take guns, leave family photos.

Meat Hammer's picture

How much is it going to take before people have finally had enough and some shit starts burning?

NoDebt's picture

They didn't mention anything about giving them back at some point, did they?

wee-weed up's picture

Even if they do give them back...

all the owners will be on about a hundred different "watch lists" forever more!

knukles's picture

Yes.
Get this
They said you could come claim them but had to have proof of ownership.

Never abandon home without 'em

dtwn's picture

I heard bulldozers are impervious to spike strips.  Just sayin'.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

it's a flood. How long till things dry out enough to burn?

nmewn's picture

Note to self:  if leaving home due to a disaster, take guns, leave family photos.

lol...yeah, I was wondering about that too. I guess they got some bullshit law making it "illegal" to transport your own guns. So they can come in and scoop them up?...apparently.

Maybe rummage around the ole homestead and see what else they can see/find for later follow up quries...we happened to notice WHILE RANSACKING YOUR HOME you had a small still and a collection of arrowheads...we need to ask you a few more questions.

Mike7.62's picture

Yep. When we evac'ed north FL during Floyd in '99, I loaded all of my high dollar long guns and all of my handguns into the truck and unassed. After spending 15 hours in traffic getting to ATL, I decided that I would NEVER evac anywhere again. We've since moved to higher ground further north, and my plan is to bug in for just about everything, including nukes. Fuck a bunch of evacuation, as a refugee is just someone looking for somewhere else to die.

nmewn's picture

The same here.

If it gets above a Cat 2 I start thinking about sliding around it and let it do what its gonna do. But "my shit" (the important stuff) goes with me.

This includes deeds & other papers, liquid assets. Guns I wouldn't leave in the home, a cache is a nice thing to have already set up & ready ;-)

Randall Cabot's picture

I didn't realize that Canada had so many Alex Jonestards-Alex Jones must get a bonu$ from his jew supremacist handlers every time he lies about Hitler or the Nazis oppressing the German people.

Well, here's proof that Alex Jones is a liar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0maPor4Jl0

max2205's picture

The water just started to boil.....frog eyes wide open

Bindar Dundat's picture

Yikes -- more dip shit comments from KMI.  This post has brought out the total crazies.

wee-weed up's picture

Yep, another reason why big gov't loves crises...

"We don't need no steenking warrants!"

Henry Hub's picture

***Now we know Canada aint any different, EH?***

I keep thinking that living in Canada and watching the U.S. is probably what it was like to live in Austria while the Nazis were taking over Germany. You know you're going to be next

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

A trick like this by the RCMP only works once.  From now on people will 'evacuate' with their weapons, and if anyone asks why they will say "Because otherwise the RCMP will take them 'for our own good'"

merizobeach's picture

Nice thought, but the canucks will be as much sheeple tomorrow as they were yesterday.

Charlie Sheen (Carl) and Emilio Estevez (James) from "Men at Work":

James: "What did you mean when you said I was hopeless?"

Carl: "Let's examine the meaning of the word, James.  Hope-less: you are less than hope."

Randall Cabot's picture

"I keep thinking that living in Canada and watching the U.S. is probably what it was like to live in Austria while the Nazis were taking over Germany. You know you're going to be next"

Are you really that stupid? The vast majority of Austrians supported uniting with Germany.

StychoKiller's picture

Post WW-I hyperinflation chewed up Austrian savings also.

Henry Hub's picture

Well Randall, the sad true is that most Canadians are completely OK with the American Fascist program. American sheeple and Canadian sheeple marching over the cliff together.

rwe2late's picture

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/06/19/pol-mask-bill-roy...

A bill that bans the wearing of masks during a riot or unlawful assembly and carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence became law today, 6-18-2013.

Bill C-309 makes it a crime punishable by a ten-year prison term to incite a riot while wearing a mask or any face covering, including face paint

Under Canadian law, police and other authorities have very broad powers to squelch protests by declaring them “unlawful assemblies.” The Criminal Code describes an “unlawful assembly” as a gathering that causes people “to fear on reasonable grounds” that it “will disturb the peace tumultuously” or provoke others to do so.

Guy Fawkes look-alikes beware!

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

"Bill C-309 makes it a crime punishable by a ten-year prison term to incite a riot while wearing a mask or any face covering, including face paint"
Until this is applied to SWAT & riot cops inciting riots and covering their faces with masks (helmets) and removing all badges, we have a worse legal & freedom-threatening situation than before and total hypocisy.
I hope to see entire cities protest this with masks on and dare the cops to arrest them. The key is making sure you have more protesters than cops.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

What if firefighters protest with their helmets on, like in Spain recently?

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

That makes for an ugly fight. Dirty cops love to say their job is "the most dangerous" but when firefighters are in their face they are the truth, they will not put up with that bullshit line. THEY along with MINERS have the most dangerous jobs.
Cops aren't brave enough or smart enough to fight something which can't be killed with bullets. Collapsing mine shafts & rapidly spreading fire are beyond their testosterone & steroid rage's power.

knukles's picture

Why would anybody leave them in an evacuated, empty home?
Duh?
Of this, I am mystified.