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Border services seize 75 guns in Alberta

Largest-ever weapons cache found at Coutts crossing in U.S. truck headed to Alaska



Border officials say they made the largest handgun seizure in the
history of the Canadian-U.S. crossing at Coutts, Alta., on Tuesday.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers found the weapons cache
in a vehicle being driven by a Florida man who said he was heading to
Alaska.
The 54-year-old man said he had no guns, but a secondary search
turned up 75 firearms, including 48 handguns — four of them loaded —
officials said.
Twelve high-capacity magazines, a crossbow and a blowgun were also
found among the weapons hidden in the pickup truck, officials said.
The man was arrested and turned over to the RCMP. He faces 10 charges, with more pending.


A court appearance has been set for Feb. 23 in Lethbridge, Alta.




http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/02/22/calgary-guns-seized-coutts.html


Added: Feb-22-2012 Occurred On: Feb-22-2012
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  • Probably his private collection. Sux to loose it all

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  • Looks like your average collection of any healthy American who is an avid gun collector.

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  • Not the same as US-Mex trafficking

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    • @Univert

      You get a permit.

      or

      There's special shipping companies that could have done the whole batch legally & it would have been fully insured. Try to save a couple buck's & lose everything.
      Sad, that looks like a nice collection

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    • @Univert how do yo know he wasnt gonna sell them? you dont... you can assume, just like the border agents assumed he didnt have anything when he said he didnt but then checked again and found out that he did... yuo ask how else do you move your collection..your not ga gun owner clearly and habve no idea on the laws required for transfering your weapons. asaid from what ruffis said there is no money involved in acquiring a permit for transportation, so this is 100 percent avoidable if it were for More..

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    • @Univert i shipped a couple of pistols to my brother once. i had to ship it from a gun store, to a gun store, and it cost me 40 bucks a piece, plus the cost of shipping.

      he was probably just trying to get around that.

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    • @Univert

      Not if he got a permit. He wasn't shipping them.

      Thousands of US hunters bring their guns to Canada every year. It's not a big deal, but you have to do it legally.

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  • old ass guns

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  • If he would have told the border guards he was transporting his personal firearm collection, they most likely would have given him shit, contacted their U.S. brethren and told him to return to the States and to arrange proper shipment of the weapons.
    You lie to any border agents Canadian/U.S. and your looking to get your butt in a sling.
    Damn shame about the firearms, he had quite the nice collection going for himself.

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  • Well, lets see. I will take any of the 1911 variants. The Luger variants.
    The 1897 shotgun. The M1 carbine and the Paratrooper M1 carbine.
    Someone else can have all the others.

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    • @tat2d You picked out all the good stuff. I agree with you.LOL

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    • @555chevy But of course, being a Colt handgun collector for many many years. If there were any Colt SAA revolvers, I would have to have them too. Ha ha
      MY GOD, has the price on them gone up. I have a few SAA. Peacemakers and the like that I either inherited, or bought for maybe the most, 800 bucks, years ago. Now some of those are worth several thousand dollars. It is nuts.

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    • @tat2d I am looking to buy a repo. SAA. So far I think the Uberti is best for what I want to do(shoot it and practice fast draw). I had an original Cavalry SAA with the long barrel a few years ago,but I sold it. I am more into WW2 stuff. I want a SAA now to just use. My wife wants me to get a Colt,I may get a 3rd generation. What do you think?

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    • @555chevy Ive seen many nice copies of the Colts. Ruger has a nice copy. Navy Arms had one, not sure about now. But quite a few of my friends that compete in the "cowboy" shoots are using the Vaquero. Ruger does make a strong weapon because it is an investment casting.

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    • @tat2d I was thinking of the Ruger,as it is made here and Ruger is a great company. I am going to get serious on a Ruger,thanks for the help. I bet I buy a Ruger.

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  • ahah a blow gun

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  • he was getting ready for the zombie invasion... leave him alone !!

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  • awesome! good job guys

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  • That's a shit load of hardwear.

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    • @Mtl420 Almost antique. Only modern ones are that AR-15 and maýbe some shotguns. Most handguns range from black powder revolvers to WWII pistols.

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  • I want the blow gun!

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  • Another reason why Canada sucks.

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    • @daisygun agreed

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    • @daisygun why does canada suck? they asked him if he had any weapons he said no...??? i dont understand what the problems is here. if they were legaly his own he would just have to tell them and provided transportation license and and ownership...i dont understand how you people dont care if someone has illegal firearms or not ... weird

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    • @Noalias What's weird is that he even had to "present" any papers. He's moving. Now he's in jail for legally collecting and owning guns in his country of origin. Nazi fucks.

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    • @daisygun what? i want you to re read what your saying? who are the nazi's? he lied to them about the guns, didnt have any permits for transportation of the firearms nor had ownership of the firearms? whats so nazi about have gun laws for anyone entering canada? lol the guy made it hard on him self. you know how much it is for a transpertaion license for restricted and non restricted firearms is NOTHING!!! if hes legit whats his excuse..i dont feel like filling out paper work? lol you children More..

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    • @Noalias Who said he didn't own them? Years of jail time for not filling out paperwork = NAZI fucks!!!!

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  • Those kids and their fucking baggy pants...!

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  • Thats alot of guns

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    • @joeshithead who are the assholes? he said he didnt have any weapons. if they were just collectibles why not tell them and show his ownership of the weapons....

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    • @Noalias i doubt this guy was an arms smuggler, based on the weapons that he had, it looked like his private collection. he was probably trying to sneak them to alaska so as not to have to pay for proper shipping. having said that, he knew the law, or he wouldn't have been trying to hide them. if i go to canada, i will obey the law because i expect everyone to do the same when they come here.

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    • @uschairforcesgt thank you, i think he was trying to sell them, it doesnt cost anything for permits for transportation, he may not be selling them to some gang but even the private sale between law aibiding citizens is illegal in my eyes, im a gun owner my self, if i have to obey the laws so does this guy, anyone who think what he was trying to do is harmless is neive, take the iran bnuclear agenda for example, if they are gathering nuclear grade enriched uranium for peacful purposes why would t More..

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    • @Noalias fair enough. maybe someone will follow up on this when it goes to court and we'll find out which one of us was right. if the permits are free, and he knew that, it doesn't make my guess very plausible.

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    • @uschairforcesgt even if they did soct money. call it a money graber, but the govt does want to know who is bringng in firearms and for what reason and where is the final destination of the firearms, the cost of the permit would be for admin fees which make sense. why should tax payers pay for admin work on someone else firearms you know what i mean, but thats a whole other story. its funny watch people defend the guy here

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  • He can face decades in jail for this in Canada.

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    • @john_b In Finland, not even killers get that much. In here he would get fined few hundred euros and three months of probation.

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    • @jpenna It depends where you are, alberta is probably less harsh in these areas. there was a person in ontario who had his home swat teamed because he failed to renew his gun license and had a registered deactivated musket in a locked trunk that was his grandfathers and had been passed down as a family heirloom. I think he went to jail for it.

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    • @john_b Gun hysteria seems to be world wide nowdays. In Finland, illegal gun alone is not a valid base for home search, unless it has been used in a crime or to threaten someone. On the other hand, legal gun owner cleaning his shotgun with curtains open, may end up swat teamed here too. Crazy...

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    • @john_b guns are a federal matter doesnt matter what province you are in. RCMP automatically steps in and lays the charges

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  • Welcome to Canada. hope you enjoy your stay.

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  • Welcome to Canada. hope you enjoy your stay.

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  • Old guy want to start some war on his own! DAMN

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  • Canada...Fascist, left wing socialist shit hole...

    Canada is know for three things:

    1. Pedophiles
    2. Baby Seal Slaughter
    3. Neo Nazis White Trash

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