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    Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster?

    Recently the extent of the political pressure the RCMP got when it seized firearms from people's unsecured homes during the summer flooding in High River, Alberta was revealed. The Conservatives demanded the seized guns be returned to the owners. What the RCMP like to point is most of the firearms (more than 600 to be exact) they had in storage were voluntarily given to the police to be safeguarded during the disaster along with half a million rounds of ammunition. My question to you is if say your house was damaged and flooded, torn apart, burned, etc. by a natural disaster and have no safe place to store them would you surrender your firearms voluntarily to the police for safe keeping until you could return home and store them safely.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Recently the extent of the political pressure the RCMP got when it seized firearms from people's unsecured homes during the summer flooding in High River, Alberta was revealed. The Conservatives demanded the seized guns be returned to the owners. What the RCMP like to point is most of the firearms (more than 600 to be exact) they had in storage were voluntarily given to the police to be safeguarded during the disaster along with half a million rounds of ammunition. My question to you is if say your house was damaged and flooded, torn apart, burned, etc. by a natural disaster and have no safe place to store them would you surrender your firearms voluntarily to the police for safe keeping until you could return home and store them safely.
    No I would not. should we voluntarily surrender other rights during natural disasters?

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    No. I would go to great lengths to find a safe and secure place to store them, until permanent arrangements could be made.
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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No. I would go to great lengths to find a safe and secure place to store them, until permanent arrangements could be made.
    So why not with the police who are offering that service?

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Recently the extent of the political pressure the RCMP got when it seized firearms from people's unsecured homes during the summer flooding in High River, Alberta was revealed. The Conservatives demanded the seized guns be returned to the owners. What the RCMP like to point is most of the firearms (more than 600 to be exact) they had in storage were voluntarily given to the police to be safeguarded during the disaster along with half a million rounds of ammunition. My question to you is if say your house was damaged and flooded, torn apart, burned, etc. by a natural disaster and have no safe place to store them would you surrender your firearms voluntarily to the police for safe keeping until you could return home and store them safely.
    It would depend on what my status at that point is. If I'm still in the area and the police cannot be there constantly, then I would retain my weapons. If I've already been evacuated, and don't have a means of securing the weapons, I think I may actually be inclined to do. Looting is a problem after a major natural disaster, and that is not something I wouldn't want to fall into the wrong hands.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Recently the extent of the political pressure the RCMP got when it seized firearms from people's unsecured homes during the summer flooding in High River, Alberta was revealed. The Conservatives demanded the seized guns be returned to the owners. What the RCMP like to point is most of the firearms (more than 600 to be exact) they had in storage were voluntarily given to the police to be safeguarded during the disaster along with half a million rounds of ammunition. My question to you is if say your house was damaged and flooded, torn apart, burned, etc. by a natural disaster and have no safe place to store them would you surrender your firearms voluntarily to the police for safe keeping until you could return home and store them safely.
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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    It would depend on what my status at that point is. If I'm still in the area and the police cannot be there constantly, then I would retain my weapons. If I've already been evacuated, and don't have a means of securing the weapons, I think I may actually be inclined to do. Looting is a problem after a major natural disaster, and that is not something I wouldn't want to fall into the wrong hands.
    Well in the case of High River people were being evacuated and that is why the RCMP were going into people's homes, to find anyone who was still in their homes. They would also be under continuous armed watch so I'm sure they would be safe.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well in the case of High River people were being evacuated and that is why the RCMP were going into people's homes, to find anyone who was still in their homes.
    If I had left them, then they would be sufficiently secured. And in that case, I wouldn't be okay with it.

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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    So why not with the police who are offering that service?
    Because they are mine, and I can take care of them myself. I don't want anyone possessing them, except someone that I trust implicitly.
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    Re: Would You Surrender Your Firearms To Police Voluntarily During A Natural Disaster

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Because they are mine, and I can take care of them myself. I don't want anyone possessing them, except someone that I trust implicitly.
    Do you not trust the police?

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