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Old 13-09-17, 14:58
rob love rob love is offline
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Ours do not automatically get destroyed. They languish in lockups, sometimes for years, and there are some cases where they are redirected from destruction, over to museums or sometimes even into public service.

Legalized theft is a term often used.

There were instances where the government did direct that there would be compensation paid for certain firearms, when their "re-classification" was the rsult of the RCMP not fully doing their job in the first place. The funds came out of the RCMPs budget, but only came out to a few hundred thousand, which is a hiccup when you talk about government budgets. But that was under a firearms accommodating government.....they are back in the wings for now.

It was my understanding that the Australian government buy back even included purchasing back empty brass. I have many pails of "retirement funds" waiting out in the shed for such a scheme here.

Last edited by rob love; 13-09-17 at 15:03.
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