October 27, 2016

This RCMP tweet “should have all legal, responsible gun owners concerned”

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator
 

Did the RCMP learn anything from the aftermath of the High River gun grab in Alberta? If the activity of the official BC RCMP Twitter account is anything to go by, then no.

During the most recent round of gun amnesty the BC RCMP tweeted:

“Even registered firearms pose a risk, to you as the owner and the public. Turn it in to prevent the trace back to you. #bcgunamnesty”.

The caption reads “You wouldn’t want your gun used in a crime would you?”

This tweet should have all legal, responsible gun owners concerned with the insinuation that legal firearms owners in BC are somehow responsible for the crimes of criminals who use illegal handguns.

This amounts to fear mongering and doesn’t solve the problem of illegal guns on our streets.

When challenged on this point, one officer suggested perhaps the RCMP should up the ante and maybe close gun shops because of the risk that criminals will rob one and steal the guns.

Isn’t that like asking law abiding citizens to turn in their cars or for auto dealerships to close, because their cars might get stolen by criminals and then used in a crime?

I gave the RCMP a chance to clarify and provide an explanation to legal, responsible firearms users but was told that they would withhold media comment until the conclusion of the amnesty program at the end of the month.

Rest assured, I’ll bring this up when that day comes sometime next month.

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commented 2016-10-29 13:42:46 -0400
The motto of this disgraceful charade should be “from your gun safe,to our private collection”. Why doesn’t the B.C. government simply offer to BUY the guns that are no longer in use? But of course a government will never pay for anything they can steal. Many valuable and completely legal hunting rifles are turned in to the RCMP in this annual farce,by Seniors that no longer use them,but could use the money from their sale. But the RCMP discourages this sensible solution with these propaganda ads that frankly scare elderly folks into believing they are endangering the public.

Don’t give your perfectly legal firearms to the RCMP for Officers to take home and put into their gun collections, take them to your local gun shop where they can be put on sale on a consignment basis. You will be a little richer, RCMP Officers will have to buy their firearms collections.

And if you MUST turn in your guns, take the scope off of it,and take out the bolt and throw it in the recycling barrel. It will help save the planet.
commented 2016-10-28 18:30:51 -0400
I get a laugh whenever I see an RCMP cruiser marked with the fight gangs message.
The RCMP are the most dangerous, lawless gang in Canada. They hide behind the “undercover” tag. Any time a news report says a witness identity is “hidden by court order”, that means it was an undercover agent who provided the info. It also means the information is almost certainly a lie.

These creeps have been terrorizing the South Surrey / White Rock area for years:

- Zeller’s in Semiahmoo mall closed. Word is, a recently hired employee (guess who he really worked for) set a fire. It’s said to have started in an employee-only area.

- Peninsula Cycles on 152 street closed suddenly; web site down, email not valid. Sign in the window says “call Sam” but the number connects to an unidentified voicemail.

- Foto Source at Central Plaza on 16 avenue closed up suddenly, as well.

All these businesses had been doing well and had made no mention of closing.
commented 2016-10-28 15:25:26 -0400
Bill Elder…as usual your comments are spot on!
This type of narrative from the RCMP is the same basic spew coming from the left, south of the line as well. It’s an over-simplification of a complex issue that buffaloes the uninformed Joe Citizen into believing they’re in danger from their gun owning neighbours.

And others here have touched on the High River fiasco as well. The lack of condemnation from the public-at-large has only emboldened their gun grabbing agenda. They got away with it. Sure, they’ll end up paying some damages but politically and legally…they walked away scott free.

The Conservatives, while somewhat gun friendly allowed it to happen on their watch. And did nothing. No one has been able to do anything of any significance to reprimand the RCMP and prevent such an act from occurring again.

We are headed down a dangerous path in this country with Trudeau and Paulson leading the way to a police state flower garden. I am fearful where we’ll be in another 3 years. Pray this idiotic, magazine preening, politically correct, UN suck-hole doesn’t get elected for a 2nd term.
commented 2016-10-28 14:45:34 -0400
I am just over halfway through reading “The War On Guns” by Dr. John Lott. Makes me seriously consider moving to the USA. Maybe I can swap houses with some Trump-hater when he wins. Also, Christopher Wilson, you should go try shooting a gun :) Exercise what legal rights we have left in BC while you can!
commented 2016-10-28 10:52:51 -0400
You got it Brent Horton. The law abiding are easy, non-threatening low hanging fruit to divert attention away from the real problem and they tend to shoot back. So leave them alone.

I’ve given this example before but it is worth repeating. Guess what the RCMP were doing while Aaron Driver was planning his Islamic attack in Ontario? They were harassing competitors at the IPSC Nationals at a road block to make sure they had all their paperwork in order. They tried to come off as heroes for stopping Driver when in reality if it were not for an FBI tip Driver would have succeeded.
commented 2016-10-28 01:29:43 -0400
Yeah take away our guns, when the Islamists are beating you to death or the marxists are imprisoning your loved ones , no one will be able to help. IDIOTS!
commented 2016-10-27 23:17:24 -0400
Great job Chris!
I’m outraged that politicians releived themselves of the decisions surrounding guns. Does anybody know exactly when / who did that? I think the politicians responsible are in Breach of Trust for failing in their responsibilities.
commented 2016-10-27 21:30:29 -0400
“Concerned”!?
- Disarm the law abiding, responsible firearms owners.
– Allow the havoc and anarchy created by not disarming the criminal element.
– Walk in with ‘the solution’…One World Government…The only ones with the guns!
The Globalists cannot abide an armed citizenry in their agenda and plans, law abiding, or otherwise, so like spittoons, ashtrays, peanut butter sandwiches for school lunches, free speech and the rest of our God given rights – the private guns gotta go…
I wonder how they’ll actually take them all…when they do.
commented 2016-10-27 19:26:49 -0400
Watch for some false flag event to bring an absolute gun ban. And watch 70% of Canadians fall for it.
Let the good times roll!!!!
commented 2016-10-27 18:22:18 -0400
Hi James,

I agree, the RCMP should start investigating gangs instead of going after law abiding citizens.
I wonder how many Germans citizens owned guns prior to the coming into power of Hitler reign of terror.
But again, the RCMP must start investigations into gangs of crooks and other assorted criminals . . . they SHOULD START WITH THE LIBERAL AND NDP PARTIES to find out how many of these POS are getting kick backs.

DJBT
commented 2016-10-27 17:42:05 -0400
Deborah Graupner _ I bought a 22" machete at a hardware store to do some brush clearing, works quite well. Like everything else it’s a tool – only an authoritarian politician or a paranoid cop can turn it into a weapon.
commented 2016-10-27 16:52:29 -0400
It’s kind of funny, but the number of guns in Canada increased from about 250,000 in 1999 to almost 10,000,000 in 2007. Yes that is correct, almost 10 million. In 2004, approximately 5,600 firearms were ‘reported’ missing or stolen, and around 600 of those were recovered. From 1999 to 2007, death rates from the use of guns has steadily declined, with the exception of apparent gang violence in some larger metropolitan areas. Perhaps the very efficient RCMP should concentrate their efforts against gangs, instead of honest citizens following all the law.
commented 2016-10-27 14:34:20 -0400
So the RCMP is having another gun amnesty in BC?
Big deal!
Most of the guns they will get are useless guns with strange calibers that they can no longer buy.
Or the guns don’t fire anymore etc.
Of course, the RCMP won’t tell the public why there is so much gang violence in BC either.
Its because the Mexican drug cartels are trying to take drug territory from the Triads.
The same Mexican scum bags that Trump is talking about!
But hey, why bother when you can target legal gun owners in Canada, right Commissioner Paulson?
I never thought you would turn out to be a pansy for Justin Trudeau.
commented 2016-10-27 14:11:12 -0400
I think the RCMP would prefer machete’s to be used instead of guns. I thought these dangerous tools were already banned. I’d rather be shot dead, than have my head chopped off. They should ban machete’s, but since they don’t, we can all see where this is leading to.
commented 2016-10-27 14:01:04 -0400
The RCMP has always been the handmaiden of the Liberal Party and big government statism.
commented 2016-10-27 14:00:53 -0400
Jim Norwood – I so agree with you, I’ve lost respect for the rcmp since they busted, trespassed and looted 1,900 homes in High River, Alberta and GOT AWAY WITH SUCH CRIMINAL ACTIONS. I MISTRUST THEM, I DON’T CARE FOR THEM AND I JUST WISH THEY STAY FROM ME. We had an incident one time here where this young punk drove his motocycle all over our crops trespassing and when the cops got here, we were grilled like WE WERE THE CRIMINAL HERE. They had to go into the field to retrieve the jerk kid and his motorbike because he had broken down but they seemed NOT TO BE TOO CONCERNED ABOUT THIS INCIDENT. THEY kept looking around the property not really paying too much attention to the kid.
commented 2016-10-27 12:51:24 -0400
I refuse to believe this is the actions or belief of the average cop on the street. Sadly, this is the progressive poison that is permeating the public relations arm of the RCMP. Fu’king progressive cupcakes are ruining this country.
commented 2016-10-27 12:02:22 -0400
I am afraid that many miss the point! Guns are not the only weapon used in crime and to kill. Knives are being used more and more. Are the RCMP going to have an amnesty for knives?
Are the streets going to be any safer? One needs only take a look at the city of Chicago in the USA which has strict gun control laws. Statistics indicate that it is one of the worst cities for gun-related deaths in the country.
commented 2016-10-27 11:49:03 -0400
I used to have a lot of respect for the RCMP. Not so much any more, what with the High River fiasco, the sexual harassment of female officers and the failed cover up of the tazer death of Polish immigrant at Vancouver airport. Time to disband them and start over from scratch.
commented 2016-10-27 11:31:59 -0400
It’s pure propaganda which does not reflect the realities of the illegal firearm trade/use. Law abiding licensed owners know that any theft of firearms stored properly in the home has no mea culpa to them if that stolen arm is used in a crime – compliance with proper storage , in law, constitutes ample due dilligence and exoneration from mens rea.

We have seen these drives in the past and the agenda behind them is to spew a bunch of legal BS to terrify widows or slow registrants into surrendering heirlooms, legacies and firearms collections which came into their possession through execution of a will or inheritance. Widows and sheeple are easy for police to buffalo out of hundreds of thousands of dollars of antique, historic and collectable custom firearms.

I have friends at the local detachment who tell me of the criminal shame they feel when these widowers or grand kids turn in a museum piece for destruction. Rank and file cops are skeptical of the value of these “amnesties” because they never see any active criminal turn in an illegal firearm – this comes from the police political officers who want to crawl up the chn of command by engaging globalist anti-civilian gun ownership pogroms.

No life has ever been saved by a gun amnesty and no cop is safer because of it, no criminal has been deprived of access to an illegal gun because of it – it’s pure theater to condition the public into accepting false narratives about firearms ownership. As such, I view the RCMP with a large dose of suspicion and lack of trust in their motives.Public trust is paramount to effective police work and if you abuse that trust with deceptive politics or false narratives, you cease to be an effective police function.
commented 2016-10-27 10:36:59 -0400
Word on the street is the preferred gun of choice among criminals is not hunting rifles due to their obvious limitations the largest one being unless you are duck hunting in the city you are going to stick out like a sore thumb carrying around a rifle when it is generally counter intuitive and productive to draw too much unnecessary attention to one’s self.
commented 2016-10-27 10:14:55 -0400
Actually, Christopher, the RCMP did learn something from the High River fiasco. They learned that there is no accountability. What you subsidize you encourage.
commented 2016-10-27 10:12:37 -0400
When cops make the rules we have a police state. I’m sure it would make a hard working cops life much easier if all people wore tracking devices and were kept indoors at all times but freedom trumps the ease of police work. My dad was a cop.