To the editor,
Within the last few years that I have been aware of the Canadian
Unregistered Firearms Owners Association (CUFOA), not one of these members
has committed a crime more serious than civil disobedience.
On the other hand we have an incident in the Vancouver area where police
officers chose to raid a suspected drug dealer's home during a children's
birthday party (which they were aware was taking place). During this raid
Police shot the family dog in full view and close proximity to the
children and it was the wrong house.
A Calgary police officer shot and killed a fellow officer and good friend
because he did not follow proper safety protocols during an exercise at a
A female RCMP officer in Winnipeg fired her 9mm into a mirror in the
washroom because according to the spokesman, it went off accidentally as
she was placing it on the counter. Apparently she could not get her
gunbelt back on because the gun was heavy. The fact that this particular
firearm, a S&W double action only, will not go off unless you pull the
trigger with substantial force appeared to be lost on both the spokesman
and the media at the time. Practicing her draw in the mirror and failure
to unload the firearm was the conclusion drawn by anyone familiar with
A female officer in Niagara Falls discharged her firearm not once, but
twice in the locker room of the station demonstrating she not only failed
to properly unload her Glock, but she likely flinched at the first shot
and thereby fired again.
A senior officer from the same force discharged his firearm in a negligent
manner later that year. A newspaper article later appeared with the
heading "Glock cleared" in which it was revealed that there was nothing
wrong with the Glock's. If there was nothing wrong with the Glock then
there was something wrong with the manner it was handled. This, however,
appeared to be the end of the matter.
There have also been incidents of members of various police forces from
Vancouver to Quebec losing their firearms from their cars while they were
involved in other things from having lunch to exercising.
In Dryden Ont., Bruce Montague gets arrested at a gun show while
purchasing a saddle for his 12 year old daughter. The gun show apparently
deemed to be a safe place for a young girl as the police dragged her
father off and left her alone. They later arrested Mrs. Montague when she
came to the show to pick up her daughter. The daughter appears to have
been left as bait to lure Donna out of the house.
In all the incidents involving police, no one was arrested or charged and
in most, the officers were not even names, yet Bruce spent a week in jail
and Donna 12 hours in custody and she was not allowed to return home for
36 hours while the police ransacked their home. Bruce and Donna now face
charges for the commission of crimes far less than the ones committed by
the police officers
Two Laws? What do you think?
"I come to Ottawa with the firm belief that only the police and the
military should have firearms" - Alan Rock, as he announced his intention
to disarm the Canadian Public (and for only two million dollars).
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