Post by Andrew Chaplin Post by Cam Post by Andrew Chaplin Post by Cam
Liberal registry DID sells list to criminals so
they know where to B & E to steal hand guns.
When and where did this happen?
Read the article about the guy's lawyer believing they can sue the
Ontario government for failing to secure names and addressed of
ammunition and gun sales and since the bad guys are able to cherry pick
they feel that the addresses of the guns have been compromised.
What guy? Can you point me to the article or a paper and approximate date of
publication? No such link is in the posts that have appeared in ott.general.
SIT MIHI GLADIUS SICUT SANCTO MARTINO
(If you're going to e-mail me, you'll have to get "yourfinger." out.)
Here this is the article I was referring to.
Dozens of handguns stolen in Oshawa
Feb. 3, 2006. 11:35 PM
STAN JOSEY AND NICOLAAS VAN RIJN
Forty handguns including tiny Derringer-like pocket pistols discovered stolen
from an Oshawa house yesterday could have disappeared anytime within the past
12 days, says the man who spent a lifetime collecting the weapons.
Ken Foster, 67, said he arrived home from hospital yesterday to discover the
back door of his Front St. home kicked in and the gun and ammunition cabinets
upstairs broken open and emptied.
?I was shocked,? the pensioned gun collector told the Toronto Star in an
interview at his home last night. ?I?m never going to be able to replace
them.? Foster said the weapons, which he collected over a 56-year period,
were all legally purchased, registered, and stored safely.
Asked if he was worried about the damage the stolen guns could do on the
street, Foster replied, ?Well, yes.?
The incident is believed to be the biggest known theft of handguns in recent
Durham Regional Police Det. Const. Ron Kapuscinski said there was nothing to
set Foster?s house apart, or to distinguish it as a gun collector?s home.
?It doesn?t appear to be targeted, and it?s not the typical, `Look at me, I
have handguns? kind of residence,? Kapuscinski told the Star?s Alwynne Gwilt.
?And he?s not the guy who?d go around telling people he had them.?
In a statement, Durham police said ?The guns were locked up in the residence
and storage charges against the homeowner are not anticipated.?
The guns, all in working condition and some dating back to the early 1900s,
were in a locked steel storage cabinet, Foster said, and ammunition for the
handguns was stored separately in another locked steel cabinet.
A retired welder who travelled across Canada in his day working on nuclear
plants, Foster said he made the awful discovery yesterday when he came home
by taxi from hospital, where he?d spent the past six weeks being treated for
Foster, who lost both legs four years ago because of complications from
diabetes, struggled outside in his wheelchair, hailed a passer-by, and asked
him to call police.
When Durham officers arrived at the house at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday and
discovered what they were dealing with, Foster admitted, ?they were upset.?
Also missing was about $1,000 in change.
Foster said police spent from about noon until 5:30 p.m., dusting the
residence for fingerprints and examining it for other clues that may have
been left behind. A friend last checked the house about 12 days ago, Foster
said, and found everything secure.
Foster, who said he was aware of the recent rash of gun-related crimes that
has swept much of the Greater Toronto area, defended his ownership of the
?I have a right to own these guns,? he said. ?I paid for them with my own
money. I registered them all. I kept them stored safely.?
The theft is the biggest known gun haul here in memory.
In Dec. 2003 thieves broke into the public housing apartment of longtime
Toronto gun instructor and collector Mike Hargreaves and made off with more
than 32 handguns, machine guns and rifles from a locked gun cabinet.
Gun collector Lionel Weese returned to his Consecon, Ont., home last Dec. 8
to find that thieves had stolen 23 handguns, including five powerful .45-cal.
pistols. Weese, a tow truck driver, had been lured out of the house by a
false call; the guns were stolen in his 20-minute absence.
Also last year Toronto lawyer Arthur Brown said 17 guns stored in his
Parliament St. office in downtown Toronto were stolen. The theft was
discovered when firefighters responding to a fire alarm found two containers
of ammunition on the floor; police say one of Brown?s guns has been
Although Durham police say Foster?s house doesn?t appear to have been
targeted, police in Toronto say criminals are seeking out gun collectors and
marking their houses and offices for later burglary.
It isn?t difficult to determine where gun collectors live, investigators say,
noting the addresses of private gun clubs are public, and anyone purchasing
ammunition must log their name and address in store ledgers that are often
left open on the counter. People can also be followed home from gun shows and
And correspondence from the chief firearms officer for Ontario to gun owners
is stamped on the front in bold letters from the "CHIEF FIREARMS OFFICE"
alerting anyone who sees the mail that the recipient may be a gun collector.
Stolen guns have been used in a rash of shootings, robberies and killings
across southern Ontario. Police say one of the most dramatic examples of the
damage they can do came last Sept. 16, when a gun battle involving one of the
powerful Glock semi-automatic pistols stolen from Hargreaves? apartment left
three men dead in and around a BMW parked behind a building at 75 Tandridge
Cres. in Etobicoke.