Sunday, February 15, 2009

Couldn't be clearer, except to Metro Vancouver gangsters and the police

Canadian Firearms Program

Q. What are the different classes of firearms?

There are three classes of firearms: non-restricted, restricted and prohibited.


Prohibited firearms include:

handguns with a barrel length of 105 mm (about 4.14 inches) or less and handguns that discharge .25 or .32 calibre ammunition, except for a few specific ones used in International Shooting Union competitions;

rifles and shotguns that have been altered by sawing or other means so that their barrel length is less than 457 mm (about 18 inches) or their overall length is less than 660 mm (about 26 inches);

full automatics;
converted automatics, namely full automatics that have been altered so that they fire only one projectile when the trigger is squeezed; and
firearms prohibited by
Criminal Code Regulations

Here in Metro Vancouver, under the gun of the Solicitor General of British Columbia office, he spends more time having the police lay on a heavy media exposure dose of how many illegal guns that have been confiscated than dealing with the perps who were in possession at the time of the offense, which is supposedly covered by the Criminal Code of Canada.

Once the guns are found, hidden in motor vehicles especially, the perp gets his one day in court until trial time whereby if he's given the option of posting bail he is then released back into the "custody" of the public to continue on with his nefarious doings as if nothing happened.

Mark Tonner, Vancouver Police Department, has his own opinions which aren't necessarily those of the city's police department or board. In today's Vancouver Province, his bi-weekly headline is:

Gun-toting gangsters need decades in jail
Set 10-year terms and seize assets -- with no exceptions

"I listen to the radio each morning on the way to work, just to hear who's been shot overnight. It's more than a sad sign. Government people are chasing microphones to propose solutions to gang violence, but a real fix is further out of reach than most realize.

To put an end to the carnage, these characters have to start being locked up for decades. Forget agonizing over whether or not they should be let out on bail before trial. Anyone still wrestling with that is missing the point altogether..............."

I agree, but I'd go one step further, if perps carrying guns are known to the police then there should be an automatic "Monopoly" decision made, Go Directly to Jail for ten years. No bail, no time off for good behaviour, no double counting to time spent in jail while waiting for trial if found guilty.... TEN YEARS!

Currently there is no incentive to stop carrying prohibited weapons; losing ones freedom to go where they please isn't on their radar, but the moment it becomes a reality, the possibility of innocent bystanders being slaughtered in Metro Vancouver will not rise beyond the two that were executed just because they happened to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, in a Surrey apartment.