Saturday, 11 September 2004
CUFOA executive officer and Dryden, Ontario, gunsmith Bruce Montague was
arrested by the OPP this morning at 9 a.m. while attending a gun show in
Bruce was purchasing a saddle for his 10 year old daughter when an OPP
constable informed him that he had an warrant for Bruce's arrest. The
OPP placed Bruce in custody, searched Bruce's vehicle and then took him
"down town" for lock-up.
Someone at the guns show called Bruce's wife Donna and told her that
Katey needed to be pick-up. When Donna arrived an the gun show, the OPP
arrested Donna also.
The OPP questioned Donna for two hours and then released her, but warned
her NOT to return to her home for two days as the OPP have a two-day
warrant to search their house and yard.
Bruce is now in a Dryden jail cell. His bail hearing may be as early as
Monday, but may not occur until Wednesday.
The OPP have charged both Donna and Bruce with "unauthorized possession
of a firearm," Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code.
Donna has to submit to finger printing on 16 October, and is to appear
in court on 23 October.
The OPP are playing hardball. These arrests this morning seemed to have
Bruce has been openly practicing his gun smiting trade for the past six
months without a firearms license. While we can shoot skeet openly in
Saskatchewan with unregistered firearms and NO firearms licenses, Bruce
Jack Wilson & I are leaving this afternoon to see what we can do for
Bruce on Monday morning.
Any of you with news media contacts, please forward this information to
cell phone # (306) 230-8929
Canadian Unregistered Firearms Owners Association
402 Skeena Crt Saskatoon
Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
1-306-242-2379 1-306-249-2359 fax
edwardhudson AT shaw.ca
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