HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The RCMP revealed Thursday that officers had seized a “substantial” number of firearms from homes in the evacuated town of High River, about 37 kilometres south Calgary.
“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham. “People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms … so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.”
It's been done here before.
Beings as this happened in Canada, I will be anxiously waiting to see the repercussions unfold.
I'm thinking I need to sit down and work through some scenarios and do some strategic redeployments.
I am also thinking I am way the hell overdue to get me a modern day Peace Maker too.
Because I have my wifes kids here I have some extra concerns to worry about with this aspect.
One child is a fifteen year old boy who really hasn't had much in the way of a Father figure while growing up and the other is a thirty year old autistic adult.
Unfortunately he is very unpredictable,can be down right sneaky and has OCD so he loves to put things where he thinks they belong.
Informing you of these decisions is not part of the program, he is mostly non verbal.
I absolutely have to keep all of my firearms under lock and key and where he is not allowed to go.
In the case of an actual emergency this could present a serious problem.
In the case of having to evacuate at the drop of a hat, I would at the very least be able to grab a couple as they are not in a safe but in gun cases.
I have ammo ready to carry even closer.
Reading about the police actually breaking into houses and taking peoples guns so they think they have things under control only hardens my desire to make sure that I would at the very least know that I had self defense capabilities well in hand.
It also is causing me to reconsider having all my eggs in one box.
That box being my house.
It's time to do some homework and study my options here.
I live inside town.
There are limited actions I can undertake
Flooding is not really a concern but earthquakes are a very real possibility..
If anyone has any suggestions, I am all ears.