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Posted: 2/5/2006 9:18:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 9:19:38 AM EDT by captainpooby]
This wont go over well...


Police are investigating the theft of 40 handguns from the home of an Ontario man, who is not sure exactly when the break-in occurred.

Ken Foster, 67, told police the guns disappeared sometime over the past 12 days from his house in Oshawa, east of Toronto.

He discovered they were gone on Friday when he came home from hospital, where he'd spent the past six weeks being treated for a stroke.

The firearms, many from the Second World War era and all in working condition, were legally bought, registered and properly stored in a locked steel cabinet, Foster said.

The back door of his house had been kicked in and both the gun and ammunition cabinets looted.

The incident is believed to be the biggest known theft of handguns in recent Ontario history.

Charges against the homeowner are not expected, Durham regional police said in a statement.




www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/02/04/guns-stolen060204.html


ETA: It's a big collection for a Canuck.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:21:14 AM EDT
Has Striker came into any new handguns in the last few weeks....


J/K Striker, J/K with ya....
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:21:26 AM EDT

Charges against the homeowner are not expected, Durham regional police said in a statement.


Are they thinking about charging someone for getting something stolen, Welcome to Canada!
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:22:09 AM EDT
$10 says it is either family or a friend who stole the guns.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:37:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Charges against the homeowner are not expected, Durham regional police said in a statement.


Are they thinking about charging someone for getting something stolen, Welcome to Canada!



If the guns were improperly stored, then he could be charged. Secure storage is a condition of ownership.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:38:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
$10 says it is either family or a friend who stole the guns.


yep
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:56:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
$10 says it is either family or a friend who stole the guns.


yep



or someone who worked at the registry - or maybe the post office.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 9:58:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
$10 says it is either family or a friend who stole the guns.


yep



or someone who worked at the registry - or maybe the post office.



Guy is in the hospital and they took nothing else.

Inside job.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:03:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
$10 says it is either family or a friend who stole the guns.


yep



or someone who worked at the registry - or maybe the post office.



Guy is in the hospital and they took nothing else.

Inside job.



And the mailman / post office would know both that A) he's registered a bunch of guns via the mail and B) his mail has been piling up / on hold for 6 weeks.

I'd guess family / friends first, but wouldn't rule out other people that had knowledge of both his firearms and his extended absence.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:53:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
$10 says it is either family or a friend who stole the guns.


yep



or someone who worked at the registry - or maybe the post office.



Guy is in the hospital and they took nothing else.

Inside job.



And the mailman / post office would know both that A) he's registered a bunch of guns via the mail and B) his mail has been piling up / on hold for 6 weeks.

I'd guess family / friends first, but wouldn't rule out other people that had knowledge of both his firearms and his extended absence.




I vote laid off GM employee.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:56:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By captainpooby:

Originally Posted By Melvinator2k0:

Charges against the homeowner are not expected, Durham regional police said in a statement.


Are they thinking about charging someone for getting something stolen, Welcome to Canada!



If the guns were improperly stored, then he could be charged. Secure storage is a condition of ownership.



Maybe in Canada...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 1:08:53 PM EDT
What a loss. Historic WWII firearms -- probably some really nice stuff, now going into the hands of gangbangers.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 1:11:58 PM EDT
This can't be true. Michael Moore said there is no crime in Canada.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:26:48 PM EDT
That's the best tragic boating accident I've heard! He's got a great alibi, too. Now he'll never have to worry about filling out the gun control paperwork for all his guns. He's smart!
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