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by gotchya
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Story ideas and suggestions
Topic: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying
Replies: 47
Views: 2703

Re: CBSA air-mode Officers armed but not carrying

It was my understanding that the reason CBSA Officers were not armed was because of pre-clearance. If CBSA Officers enforcing customs & immigration were not armed as the travellers were "pre-cleared" by security that US CBP could not make the argument for such. Apparently the thought o...
by gotchya
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Toronto Police - Modernization Changes
Replies: 32
Views: 9421

Re: Toronto Police - Modernization Changes

I've got no issue if they bring in electronic (online) reporting for things like vandalism where there are no suspects and absolutely no chance of ever finding out who committed the act. Report it so it can be correlated with other occurrences and get the reporting party an occurrence number and th...
by gotchya
Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

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by gotchya
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

A criminal record search does not show provincial offence convictions. There is no requirement for me to divulge to my employer or a volunteer organization if I amass a large number of speeding tickets unless I am a driver - and that is a stated condition of employment. I don't have to mention that...
by gotchya
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

We analyzed the relationship between homicide and gun availability using data from 26 developed countries from the early 1990s. We found that across developed countries, where guns are more available, there are more homicides. These results often hold even when the United States is excluded. There ...
by gotchya
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

If you are granted a conditional/absolute discharge you are not convicted, thus the rest of your argument is moot. See Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46, <http://canlii.ca/t/52rvv> s.730(3). Those considerations, the effect on employment, all play into the factors that militate in favor of a discharg...
by gotchya
Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

I said nothing about which is more punitive,simply that there is a substantial distinction. Unlike CCC convictions, provincial convictions do not result in a criminal record - something that can prevent someone from getting work, as well as affect many other areas of his life. The whole reason for ...
by gotchya
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

The bottom line is that laws directed at law abiding gun owners do nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, to stop criminals from possessing, carrying, and using illegal firearms. I appreciate the foregone conclusion, however, there is ample evidence to the contrary . Ultimately, the argument that ...
by gotchya
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

Come on, Gotchya. You know full well that there is a huge distinction for an individual between a Criminal Code conviction and a provincial conviction. Not getting into (another) long flame war on guns with you, but the consequences on an individual post-release from a CCC conviction is far-reachin...
by gotchya
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

I'd gladly pay a hundred times the cost of housing a guy like Bernardo, to see a rope around his neck. I would actually agree, my only fear (and the inherent risk with capital punishment) is that while shit heads like Bernardo, Williams, et al certainly deserve to hang, there are times when the cri...
by gotchya
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

But, that still wouldn't stop criminals from obtaining and using firearms. I'd like to see severe incarceration and capital punishment brought back. A dead criminal won't re-offend. Except there is no indication that capital punishment is effective nor any m ore cost effective for that matter. And ...
by gotchya
Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

Still though... Can you end up with a criminal conviction for driving with an expired license? I don't know what exactly turns on the distinction between federal criminal law or provincial (offenses) laws. You can be incarcerated for certain offences under either federal criminal law or provincial ...
by gotchya
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

By "paper offense" I mean a case where for any number if reasons a person is administratively liable to have committed an offense. Something as simple as a late renewal of a firearms license can spiral into a legal nightmare. If my RPAL expires before my renewal is completed all of a sudd...
by gotchya
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

Again with the driving/car analogy... Nobody goes to jail over a minor driving/vehicular offense. The FA/CCC can send me to jail over a paper offense. I don't know what a "paper offense" is, but if you file false income taxes you can go to jail, if you submit an application with false inf...
by gotchya
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: The Rant
Topic: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control
Replies: 55
Views: 10222

Re: Gun Control Vs. Criminal Control

Banning guns to prevent potential access by criminals? Then ban cars to prevent speeding. Sure the government could ban cars, there is no right to drive, it is a privilege. See Highway Traffic Act, RSO 1990, c H.8, <http://canlii.ca/t/52px4> at s. 31. It is a privilege that is regulated and comes w...