|The flood is gone but the road stays closed until we are finished breaking in to your houses and confiscating your legally owned rifles.|
Recently in the High River country of Canada's province of Alberta, there was really significant flooding. Absolutely massive flooding caused all residents of some regions to evacuate by boat. They were also upset when they could not return to their homes for a time after water had receded. You can imagine their horror when they learned that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had seized their legally owned rifles from their homes while they were gone. Canadians did not take any more kindly to this action than Americans would have. The authorities say that "People have a lot invested in their guns and we just wanted them to be safe". How about a public service announcement to secure your rifles before evacuating ? Most Canadians who are vetted pretty tightly before even being allowed to have a hunting rifle don't exactly leave their weapons loaded and out on the coffee table. Do they really think that the police needed to break down doors to get rifles ? What about the property that was destroyed during the confiscation process ? The Canadian government says that the guns will be returned shortly.