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Monday, February 3,2014

Difference in U.S. and Canadian gun laws in contrast

Man with legal gun makes wrong turn, finds himself at risk of jail

By Josh Gross

The LA Times published a story today of a man that took a wrong turn in Vermont, and found himself at a Canadian border crossing with a legally-held handgun that landed him in jail, illustrating some of the differences between U.S. and Canadian gun policy. 

From the article...

Canada takes gun control more seriously than the U.S. Over the last three years, nearly 1,400 firearms were confiscated at Canadian entry points, most of them personal guns belonging to U.S. citizens.

His [Louis DiNatale, the man arrested] Canadian lawyer, Bruce Engel, says Canada overreacted to DiNatale's honest mistake and is using his case to send a message.

"They're trying to make a general blanket statement to American citizens: Don't mess with our borders," Engel said from his office in Ottawa.

The article also said that were the situation reversed and it were a Canadian citizen trying to enter America, they would most likely not be prosecuted.

Read the full story here.

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