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American Gun Owners - A Breed Apart

Posted on the 23 July 2011 by Mikeb302000
The Vancouver Sun reports
Two American tourists spent five days in jail, put up $50,000 each in bail and are facing three years behind bars after border guards seized a small arsenal of firearms at the U.S.-Canada border crossing last week.
Danny Cross, brother-in-law Hugh Barr and their wives were on their way to Alaska to celebrate Cross's wedding anniversary when they were stopped at the Aldergrove-Huntington border on July 11.
Cross is 64 and from Texas; Barr is 70 and from California.
The Canada Border Services Agency said that when officers searched their 2008 Winnebago after they said they had nothing to declare, the officers found a derringer-type pistol, a cowboy-style revolver, three semi-automatic pistols and a shotgun.
As gun ownership increases, so do incidents like this at the Canadian border which show the absolute thoughtlessness and stupidity of some gun owners. I suppose like real smuggling, many more get away with it.
I don't feel it's safe for people who would do something this stupid to own guns in the first place. Maybe we need to organize an I.Q. or basic literacy test along with the background check. For sure, the standards are way too low naw and something needs to be done.
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