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Wed Mar 14, 2012, 03:02 PM

10. ah, PostMedia News

 

Ever on guard for the Conservative Party and its extreme right-wing agenda and nasty right-wing supporters! (The Daily Mail and the Toronto Sun, also paragons of right-wing virtue, had made a meal of it too, I see. )

Myself, I'm glad to see that the appropriate authorities are on guard for children's safety.

Since permits to possess handguns are only available in Canada to sports shooters (who may only use their firearms at approved facilities) and collectors, and both are required to meet stringent safe/secure storage regulations -- and police would have readily determined both that this individual had no such permit and that he had a history of involvement in criminal activity and drugs -- there were obvious grounds for concern.

Replica and toy are not the same thing, btw.

http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/676744--gun-leading-to-dad-s-arrest-was-a-toy

Three of the children were taken to Family and Children’s Services to be interviewed.

Based on interviews with the children and school staff, regional police believed there was a real gun in the family home and the children were in danger.

Investigators told Insp. Kevin Thaler they were convinced there was a threat based on the “jaw-dropping” accuracy of the description of a semi-automatic gun.

After more interviews, police determined the weapon was likely a toy gun. After Sansone was released, he allowed police to search his home.

A partly transparent, plastic gun was eventually located. Stephanie Squires said the gun shoots small plastic pellets that look like “tiny purple candy gum balls.” However, there were never any pellets in the home. The gun had been left behind by her brother, who used to live with the family.

I guess the school and police should have just ignored the whole thing. And if it had been a real firearm, and the children did have access to it ...

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