Americans crossing into Canada carrying guns with Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it proving difficult to let otherwise law abiding people know they can bring firearms on vacation.
who coach outlet stores louisiana are unaware handguns are either restricted or prohibited in Canada. He said many don realize they can legally declare firearms and leave them behind as they enter the country. Many of the tourists are 60 and older, and from the South. The Canadian government has issued travel advisories, and there is signage at the border, but some Americans keep bringing their guns and lying about it, he said. The first case at St. A 69 year old New Hampshire man admitted he had a.357 Magnum in his glove compartment as border guards inspected his SUV. He was fined $1,500. Two days later, a 27 year old Maine coach outlet factory online sale woman was charged with failing to declare a prohibited handgun at St. Stephen. On June 9, a 66 year old Tavernier, Fla., man denied having a gun in his motor home until border officers found a Smith Wesson 9 mm in coach outlet stores in georgia a locked safe. He was fined $1,500. On June 23, a Hampton, Fla., man arrived with two undeclared guns, including a prohibited.25 calibre Raven Arms handgun. He was fined $2,000. On July 11, there were two cases within hours. but it was too late. Officers found a.38 in a storage case in his motor home, as well as undeclared alcohol and two grams of suspected marijuana. He was fined $2,000. That same day, a handgun was seized from a 64 year old Jacksonville, Fla., couple at St. Stephen. It was found, undeclared, in the woman suitcase, where her husband had hid it without telling her, Thorn said. woman) stated that she specifically told her husband not to bring his handgun into Canada, said Thorn. The man pleaded guilty, telling Judge Andrew LeMesurier of the New Brunswick provincial court they were coming to Canada to escape the heat. The coach purses outlet judge joked the found him and that he should know by now to listen to his wife. The Jacksonville man was fined $2,000. The Canadian Border Services Agency said such seizures are common. Last summer, Thorn said border agents seized a gun about once a week at St. Stephen.
On one weekend in August last year, two Texas men separately tried to bring hidden guns across at St. Stephen. On one October weekend, two retirees in their mid 60s from southern states arrived hours apart, both carrying weapons and both denying it.
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