Wednesday, April 13, 2016
City of Surrey kicks the cat
The Vancouver Province is reporting that the City of Surrey has banned amunition and hand guns at this weekend’s B.C. Rod and Gun Show at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds. Which means that Dennis Robinson of the Thunderbird Fast Draw Club isn't allowed to demonstrate his quick draw sport even though he uses wax bullets. That is insane.
This guy does not look like a gang member. Gang members don't use wax bullets. Here we have a municipal government overriding federal law regarding firearms. Gang members don't use registered firearms to shoot other gang members. They use throw aways which are readily available on the black market. Disarming law biding citizens while they enable gang members is a crime in itself. Ammunition is readily available at any gun store. You need to produce your PAL to purchase ammunition.
Shawn Storey from Surrey wrote into the Vancouver Province and asked "A rod-and-gun show with no live ammunition? What’s next? A hockey team that can’t use sticks?"
Steve Gunson from Abbotsford said "Wow, talk about targeting the wrong people. A person cannot even possess a firearm or purchase ammunition without a federal firearm license. Otherwise, it is a criminal offence. This ban is nothing but a smoke-and-mirrors parlour trick. Surrey council is trying to give the appearance of doing something about the illegal drug trade and gangs shootings. Politicians are fooling and failing the public yet again."
The real problem is Bill Fordy and Linda Hepner.
Stepping into the Twilight Zone Gary Tupper from New Westminster wrote into the paper claiming the government should suspend the Charter of Rights and send in the army to police Surrey. That is insane. Has he never crossed the bridge and visited Surrey? We live here. The Vancouver Gang War peaking in 2009 when the Bacon brothers and the Un were shooting each other after the surrey Six. Overall things and calmed down considerably. Now it's just a handful of residual yahoos fighting over the table scraps. We don't suspend civl liberty for ANY reason. Period. We need to arrest the crack dealers that sell crack in public. Failing to do that is sheer irresponsibility.
Giving the police 24 access to traffic cams is a bit Bourne Supremacy but given the circumstances it is a step in the right direction to help identify suspects in drive by shootings. Arrest the criminals not the law abiding citizens. It's better the police has access to the traffic cams than CSIS.