local cops take care of mofos before any business happens.

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  1. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    well, sort of. It was more the provincials because these are places a little out of town...



    Guelph man arrested as over 50 stolen guns recovered
    Guns were previously reported stolen, say OPP
    about 17 hours ago by: GuelphToday Staff
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    On March 5, 2019, Wellington County OPP responded to a break and enter at a residence in Harriston. A door was forced open and a quantity of property was stolen including a number of firearms.

    Estimates put the value of property stolen at over $50,000. An investigation into the stolen property was undertaken.

    As a result of the above investigation, on Aug. 6, 2019, the Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Major Crime Unit, the Community Street Crime Unit and uniform members executed a Criminal Code search warrant at a property located on Highway 89 west of Mount Forest. 55 stolen firearms, including two handguns were recovered.

    On Aug. 7, 2019, Wellington County OPP, along with West Region Criminal Operations, West Region Support Team, Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Aviation Services, West Region Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Canine Unit (K9) with the assistance the Guelph Police Service Tactical Unit, arrested a suspect at a residence located on Grange Street in the City of Guelph.

    A warrant was executed and during the search a hand gun and a quantity of methamphetamine were recovered. Edward (Ted) Petsinis, 55-years-old of Guelph was charged with Possession of Firearms Obtained by a Crime and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon contrary to the Criminal Code, as well as Possession of Methamphetamine contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The accused was held for a bail hearing.

    On Aug. 8, 2019, Wellington County OPP executed a third search warrant at a residence on Elizabeth Street, Harriston. As a result a second suspect was arrested and a firearm was seized.


    Gregory A. Gibson, 55-years-old of Harriston was charged with Possession of Firearms Obtained by a Crime, Careless Storage of a Firearm and Possession of a Restricted Firearms contrary to the Criminal Code. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice - Guelph, September 10, 2019.

    OPP continue to investigate and have not recovered all the stolen firearms. Any person with information regarding this should contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on-line at www.csgw.tips. You may be eligible for a reward from Crime Stoppers of up to $2,000.


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  2. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    good job cops! That said they still have their work cut out for them. According to you (and I don't doubt you) there are very strict laws for storing guns in Canada so all the people who had these guns stolen from them should now be arrested for not securing their guns, right? :chris:

    It seems your "good guys" can't secure their guns properly or they would never be stolen in the first place. I think an almost complete gun ban for Canada should take place. Japan can do it, why can't Canada?
  3. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    fined, maybe... investigated as potential accessories if any of the guns come back as having a criminal past or went unreported, definitely. There's a degree of negligence.

    Given that this happened pretty much out past the boonies (towns under 5000, mostly... very spread out), it's a safe bet many of them weren't locked in anything more secure than a garage or cottage.

    Thing is, I'm not seeing a gun on there that I've argued in favour of prohibiting. I'm against publicly carrying a handgun, but have been pretty consistent about owning them for home, sport, or job related reasons-granted, a little iffy on home-with few changes to our current laws.
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  5. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    HA! ISWYDT :lol: I can't believe I didn't catch that. BTW when I lived in Alabama there was a town west of us called Opp. What the fuck kind of name is that? When I was deployed to Bosnia my wife took the kids to a "rattlesnake roundup" festival there and had a pretty good time.
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    Looking at the collection they seem more like hunting rifles. Yes, I think they should be better secured even if in the boonies, but their death toll would be more accident and suicides. My grandparents were snowbirds and left their old shotgun they never used locked in their home in the mountains in a secure basement room that was built with a heavy steel door and reinforced concrete walls. It was made to withstand a fire while they were not around and secure valuables in case someone broke it. Given they were gone for months at a time any criminal would have plenty of time to steal everything including their safes including millions in stocks and bond certificates if they knew they were there. There is only so well you could secure firearms safely if you are not at the residence for long periods of time.

    Those guns are a danger, and I think some better owner safety regulations are in order, but they are not the biggest problem for public violence out there (That is excluding the handguns). I would focus on fights for other regulations first given the difficulty of getting anything passed.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    really? Fits him perfectly. :brood:
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    Spaceturkey you can't spell hatred without "red hat"

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    Dinner stole them?
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    I agree, if it can be shown they failed to secure them properly they should face consequences.

    If it can't perhaps the rules for storage need to be tightened.