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Firearms seized in relation to an RCMP arrest in Bay Roberts

On Friday the Trinity Conception RCMP executed a firearms search warrant at a residence in Bay Robert. An adult male from that community was arrested and charged with various firearms offenses.  

Eighteen long barrel firearms along with ammunition were seized. The charges include possession for purpose of weapons trafficking, unauthorized possession of firearms, and unsafe storage of firearms.

The male has been held in custody and will appear before the court Saturday morning.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Bay Robert

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  • Duffy
    February 17, 2013 - 15:48

    We may not agree with the laws concerning long guns but if not then get the law changed. The RCMP enforce the laws that the MHA's & Members make who WE elect so if dissatisfied put the blame where it belongs on the shoulders of the Politicians that make the laws. The RCMP do not choose and select which laws they agree with. Break the law then pay the price..........

    • Fred from Brigus
      February 18, 2013 - 16:08

      Sorry Duffy but the RCMP are notorious for picking and choosing which laws to enforce. One as to only recently look at the recent Idlenomore illegal blockades. The RCMP turned a blind eye to these law breakers. I also remember as a kid the RCMP down at the dump in Brigus shooting at rats with their revolvers and later on charging a few old guys with making home brew. Nothing has changed just the preseption of doing something.

  • gerry
    February 17, 2013 - 15:21

    'innocent until proven guilty' Joey....18 long arm rifles should not constitute a charge of 'possession for purpose of weapons trafficking' - was this guy charged for weapon- drug- gang realted offences before; is he a suspected mafiso?. How did he have his firearms in 'unsafe' storage? And if they are unrestricted weapons (ie hunting rifles - no mention of restricted weapons, handguns)), then how in the name of all that's holy are in 'unauthorized possession'? You said he ' nice enough guy to talk with and not someone I'd expect to be this careless with his life,. so did he have a cour-order ban from owning rifles? This looks like a caseof 'throw everything & see what sticks'...as stated the RCMP's image is so tainted (& untrustworthy) now.....

    • Legal Gun Owner
      February 18, 2013 - 14:01

      Even though these are unrestricted firearms, you are still required to have a Non-restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence to acquire and own any of these. Perhaps the suspect in question does not have any such licence and therfore the charge of unauthorized possession is fitting.

  • Newfie
    February 17, 2013 - 13:29

    it's not a AR-15 it's a Remingtion VTR597 which is a 22 LR an AR-15 is a restricted weapon. Second I would like to know when and where is the Auction for these guns?

  • Fred from Brigus
    February 17, 2013 - 11:16

    Big deal. My Grangfater had more guns then this since he had 7 sons all of which hunted all the time. I remember as a young lad, 8 years old, my brothers and I spent many a hour packing the old 12 gauge shells with caps,shot and powder then using a pad on the shoulder to absorb the kick back from the recoil when we test fired them. How times have changed.

  • Joey P.
    February 17, 2013 - 10:28

    Living in the area I know the guy who was arrested...nice enough guy to talk with and not someone I'd expect to be this careless with his life. Guns are no joke, and this should serve as a lesson. To those I've heard cry foul cause of the police action taken, please think about what could have happened if these guns got into the wrong hands such as a child or a criminal! To the accused, time to grow up and realize this is some serious life changing trouble you're in!

  • Sean D
    February 17, 2013 - 08:12

    Excellent Work!!!

    • Gunnut
      February 18, 2013 - 10:45

      The RCMP are the criminals. Paper crimes equal jail time? How bout finding some of thoes guys doing all the armed robberies

  • bob thompson
    February 17, 2013 - 07:10

    I wouldn't exactly call 18 long rifles 'weapons trafficing'. Funny how they put the big scary AR-15 out front.

    • fred from brigus
      February 17, 2013 - 13:06

      The RCMPs image is so tainted nowadays they will resort to all kinds of tactics to improve it. Nothing like making a mountain out of a mole hill.

  • M.J. Ackermann, MD
    February 16, 2013 - 14:27

    Wow! For once simply a factual report without the dramatic embellishments of "Cache", "Hoard", "Stockpile", etc. Thank you.