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Video analysis reveals RCMP targeting of houses with firearms

Canada’s National Firearms Association has received the results of an expert analysis of the audio portion of video released to the media of the search of house number 619. As a result of the analysis the NFA has learned that the transmission clearly says he’s “located all the firearms.” This would indicate that police were indeed searching for firearms rather than merely collecting firearms that they found in an incidental search for survivors and pets. It would also indicate that the RCMP knew in advance which homes had firearms by using the firearm licensing system. The NFA will be presenting the content of its analysis at a meeting to be held in High River, Alberta on September 5. The analysis was done by Tiburon Films Inc. and all questions or statement requests about the analysis should go to
Alberta Director for Canada’s NFA, Dennis Young indicated this is a troubling development that confirms people’s deep concerns about the High River firearms seizures. “The NFA has been investigating developments in High River right from the beginning and now it is evident that concern over police targeting the homes of firearm owners were entirely justified,” Mr. Young said, speaking from Airdrie, Alberta. NFA President Sheldon Clare concurred, “Law enforcement officers have difficult and often dangerous jobs, but there needs to be some questions answered as to why this effort was deemed necessary, and who ordered it. Canada’s National Firearms Association is very concerned about the bad image that this casts upon our police and the dangerous precedent that it sets. Using licensing lists to target the home of firearms owners is an action that demonstrates the danger of such programs to individual rights and freedoms.”
NFA actions to date have included contacting the offices of Alberta’s Premier Justice Minister, and the Federal Minister of Justice; filing Access to Information Act requests, writing letters to the RCMP Public Complaints Commissioner, and working with lawyer Richard Fritze to allow High River residents to present their accounts privately to a lawyer. Canada’s NFA encourages everyone affected to submit their personal complaints to the RCMP Public Complaints Commissioner.
Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest advocacy organization promoting the rights and freedoms of all responsible firearm owners and users.

For more information contact:

Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 [email][/email]
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 [email][/email]
Shawn Bevins, Executive VP, 819-313-2887 [email][/email]
Dennis Young, Alberta Director, 587-360-1111 [email][/email]
Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393
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