75 Year Old Robbery VICTIM Arrested for no Trigger Lock

This article is an important reminder that the current Canadian firearms laws are very scary for the average law abiding citizen, including many of our members who are active hunters.

Yesterday in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario the house of a 75 year old man was broken into and various items stolen. The man (victim) called police to investigate, and during their investigation of the robbery the police arrested HIM (yes, the victim) for failing to have a trigger lock on one of his rifles!

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One of the public relations members of the Sault Ste. Marie police force even said on television something to the effect that “if he had trigger locks on those items they probably wouldn’t have been stolen”. Pardon me?! What evidence exists to show that when a thief sees a rifle with a trigger lock they’re not going to steal it. There isn’t any – it’s pure myth spun by the politically correct establishment.

Regardless of what you might think about gun control and gun laws, has our country come to the point where the average citizen often becomes the “bad guy”? Is there anyone left with any common sense, or have we the taxpayers sent our politicians and public servants away on too many courses and seminars about how to create useless policies, and zealously enforce idiotic rules that harass the average person?

So in Canada where we expect the police to protect us, the thief gets away free as a bird but the victim gets put in jail. Sure, technically the law says all firearms are to be properly secured. But is this the level of punishment our society intends to serve for this type of infraction? This person is arrested, has the arrest on their record forever, and may not be allowed to travel to the United States or other countries ever again. This is sheer lunacy!

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  • Bill Bunt March 23, 2011, 7:27 pm

    Remember this when we vote in May. Get rid of the NDP turncoats that flip flopped on the Gun Regestry Bill. Safety is important so not to be put in the same boat as the police, more information is needed. Was ammunition freely accessable, were there more people including youngins in the house
    Bill

  • John LeTemplier April 4, 2011, 10:48 pm

    This has nothing to do with getting rid of the NDP or Liberals. The safe storage and licensing part of the bill will still remain even if the long gun registry is scrapped, and people will continue to get charged for careless storage. The current government had plenty of time to change the licensing regulations, (eg life time licenses)and to clarify the storage language so that your gun safe does not have to be a Vault, but unfortunately this whole issue is a great political football that gets kicked around every time both sides are looking for votes.

  • Guest4 August 3, 2011, 8:25 pm

    This is sad, and its just going to get worse as years go by. It clearly shows the true character of the police forces in all of Canada, even though not all police officers and detectives are bad, but more than 75% only care about getting an arrest just for braging rights. It is sickning on how many people are arrested for a crime that shouldnt even be a crime but yet they couldnt give a damn on concentrating on Criminal felonys as much as they concentrate on misdemeaners. Its just going to get worse, in this day of age, the new police officers are cockier, arrogant most are dissrespectful and couldnt give a damn.
    Something needs to be done, and blaming the NDP, Liberals is not the solousion. It is Stephen Harper. Stephen Harper is to blame for most of the BS that is going on in this once a nice living Country. In this day and age everything is all about the mighty dollar, and the rich keep getting richer while the poor keep getting poorer. Crime rise because of money. People who vote for Harper are just as much to blame, and the majorty of the Harper voters are wealthy and have no chance of losing their homes and jobs like most people. I know some people will not agree with my comment but I dont give a damn, I speak the truth in my eyes.
    They say the Kids are the future but yet the Elderly worked their asses off just for the kids of today to shit on their legacy, thats mainly whats wrong with this Country. Greed and Arrogants.
    Sorry for the spelling.

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