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Canada’s National Firearms Association
Media Release
 

HIGH RIVER REPORT MISSING KEY ELEMENTS

“The long-awaited report on the actions of the RCMP at High River has finally been released, and while it is critical of police actions in kicking in doors, Canadians are still uninformed as to who gave the orders to kick in doors and enter homes and why these searches that were targeted to firearms owners were necessary,” said NFA President Sheldon Clare, speaking from Prince George.  “What is missing in this report is accountability, and the NFA believes that more than ever, there is a clear need for a judicial inquiry to restore the confidence of Canadians, in High River and everywhere else, in their governments and their police.  It is clear that searches made after June 24 were illegal, and that these searches violated people’s rights.  Someone is responsible for those actions, and it is simply not sufficient to claim that policy somehow justifies the seizure of firearms and ammunition as a standard operating procedure.”  NFA Life Member and retired RCMP member Dennis Young who took the lead role on investigating the High River matter for the NFA, agreed.  “Without clear accountability, these types of police actions will continue, and that is simply unacceptable.  This report needs to restore the trust of Canadians, and it has not done so.”

 

Clare added, “If it had not been for Dennis Young, the NFA, and the determined efforts of reporters like Lorne Gunter and Brian Lilley at Sun News, much of the High River situation would have been buried.  What happened at High River cannot go unchallenged.  The NFA will continue to monitor the reaction of High River residents to this report, and we continue to demand that the parties responsible be punished for violating people homes and rights at High River.”

 

Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users.

 

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For more information contact:

Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 Blair@nfa.ca

Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 Sheldon@nfa.ca

Shawn Bevins, Executive VP, 819-313-2887 Shawn@nfa.ca (français)

Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393

NFA Website: www.nfa.ca

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Hi everyone ,
We are back in action on the website and will be posting many new articles as frequently as possible. The articles being posted will be on a variety  of subjects  and some will not be specific to Ontario, such as the one below.
Here we all thought the Registry was dead? perhaps it is not entirely gone. Has this been more lies by people in power or just a unfortunate incident.
Have you heard of similar incidents happening in Ontario? Let us know……
Like OntORA , the CNFA requires members to survive and pass important true information to you.
Please support us by renewing your memberships and providing feedback  on the articles submitted and on your website.
Canada’s National Firearms Association
Daily Media Report
December 18, 2013
December 17, 2013Airdrie, AlbertaMr. Ian McPhail, Q.C., Interim ChairCommission for Public Complaints Against the RCMPNational Intake Office

P.O. Box 88689,

Surrey, BC  VEW 0X1

 

 

Dear Mr. McPhail:
RE:  HIGH RIVER – LONG-GUN REGISTRY RECORDS USED IN FIREARMS SEIZURES!

 

Reference is being made to our four previous letters sent to you outlining the many issues and concerns that need to be examined during your investigation of the RCMP’s break-in and unwarranted search of more than 1,900 homes in High River and the seizure of hundreds of firearms and hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition.

 

I want to thank you for sending your investigator, Robert Falla, to Calgary to interview me last week.  It was very reassuring to know the depth of your investigation even though I understand the limitations the Commission has under your legislative mandate and terms of reference.  Please let us know if we can be of any more help with your investigation of these fundamental human rights and Charter violations in the weeks and months ahead.

 

In our letter dated August 27, 2013, we provided expert analysis of the audio portion of a RCMP propaganda video of their search of  a High River home during the flood.  Our audio-visual expert stated the person heard in the radio transmission clearly says he’s “located all the firearms.”  These four words would indicate that the RCMP not only knew there were firearms in the house but also the exact number of firearms in the house.  We alerted you to this evidence given that the long-gun registry was supposed to be destroyed in 2012.  Now it is possible the RCMP radio transmission may have been referring to only restricted or prohibited firearms which still need to be registered; however, while this is a possibility it is not all that likely.

 

Today, I am providing supporting evidence that the RCMP were using long-gun registry records in their search for firearms in the High River homes.  The White’s told me this story on September 13, 2013.  Yesterday, Don and Jane White of High River gave me permission to release this information to you. When Don White went to the High River RCMP Detachment to pick up his 11 trigger-locked long guns, the RCMP officer  told him that that two of his long-guns weren’t registered.  Don White responded, “That’s right, the two new shotguns we just bought!”  The only possible way the RCMP Constable knew that two of his long-guns weren’t registered is if he had access to a copy of the old long-gun registry listing of their guns – a listing that was supposed to be destroyed last November in accordance with an Act of Parliament.

 

In our last letter, we exposed a number of lies the RCMP told the media and public during the events as they unfolded in High River. But all the RCMP lies noted in that letter were told on or after June 28th.  On PAGE 93 of the RCMP’s response to ATI Act file: A-2103-04354 there is a CBNewsNet transcript for June 24 at 1:02 PM that states: “200 RCMP officers along with locksmiths as well as military personnel now going door to door checking on homes and checking to see if anyone stranded.”  The reference to “locksmiths” is not the whole truth because we also have an RCMP officer’s notes proving that on that same day, June 24, 2013 the RCMP were also kicking in doors and seizing firearms – NOT simply going door-to-door searching for survivors and finding guns that were in “plain view”!  We understand your investigators have all the notes taken by RCMP officers during the seven or eight days they searched High River homes.  It should be an easy task to prepare a time line showing the dates and times when people were rescued by the RCMP and the dates and times when firearms were seized.

 

Finally, on page 92 of the response to our RCMP ATIP file A-2013-04354, it shows that in addition to the 223 RCMP officers deployed in High River during the flood, there were 310 Canadian Forces personnel in High River, many of whom were witnesses to the unwarranted search and seizure operations in High River. During my e-mail communications with National Defence in October, we were told that documentation does exist from soldiers in response to Item #4 of our ATI Act request for records of ‘complaints and witness accounts of any inappropriate or illegal action observed while working in High River’.  Will you be interviewing any of the 310 Canadian Forces personnel that were deployed in High River?

 

Please let me know if I can be of any further help to your investigation.

 

Sincerely,

Dennis R. Young

Alberta, NWT & International Director

Canada’s National Firearms Association

1330 Ravenswood Drive SE

Airdrie, Alberta  T4A 0P8

Phone: 587-360-1111

email: dennis@nfa.ca

 

cc:

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson

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