Discussion in 'Legal' started by Optical Serenity, Jun 12, 2008.
PS. Do yourself a favour and stay out of Toronto, and let them know why; http://www.torontothebad.com/
When in Canada, I always have a folder with me. Of course, it's for cigar clipping, fruit cutting, package opening.
We can carry pepper spray too. But it's for dogs. Only.
We're serious about www.torontothebad.com.
Let the mayor know how much tourist and convention money is leaking out of his city every day because of his neurotic gun phobia.
And you are absolutely correct. I don't see knives as weapons. I have firearms for that, but of course, they'll be left in NY.
If they don't allow that... what about an old fashioned bottle/can opener? Small metal one like that had years ago? It has a small POINT on one end of it. They still make them like the ones from the 1950's and on.
Something sweet and simple.
Last time I was at Niagara falls I did not see any metal detectors, but it's been several years.
As stated the falls are beautiful on the Canadian side. Remember your passport.
Good luck and have a good trip.
You don't need a passport unless you're flying. Your government keeps putting it off for ground entry.
"...They ask you if you're carrying weapons..." They ask about firearms. It's amazing how many of our Southern cousins think U.S. law applies in Canada. Mind you, it goes the other way sometimes too.
Mace is a brand of "pepper spray"
Or is a certain chemical illegal? Most are OC these days, and that's what I have on my keychain is an ASP Key defender with OC in it.
But, sometimes, the word "Mace" is used interchangably with the term "pepper-spray".
All in all, a pain in the patute.
There are in the office of the border patrol. You could always be selected for a random inspection and asked to pull over.
The only thing that matters is what the Canadian gov't sees your knife as. All American RKBA goes away at the border.
"What do you mean I broke the law? You can't arrest me, I'm an American!"
Heard that one before?
I wonder why it is that Canada does not allow people to defend their lives. Is the country overpopulated or do violent criminals form a significant voting bloc?
It's mainly because self-defence is one of those awful "American" values, like freedom of speech; the vast majority of these laws were instituted under that $*&*)ing weasel Trudeau, when he took over after the WW2 generation retired. The "semi-official" explanation for these laws is that "Well, violent criminals are people too, so you can always reason your way out of any disagreement with a person, but a dog or a bear is another story." I note that this doesn't apply to politicians, who always seem to have an abundance of armed guards travelling with them.
Maybe things will change if the conservatives gain a majority seat. The way Dion is being talked about in the papers/media this could be a reality
as opening packets weakens the hold of the fake part of the tooth. so i need a tool with a sharp and cutting edge to open things.
Anyways, when I went up there car, and I'm assuming foot, traffic require proof of citizenship to cross the border. Passports are NOT required yet.
Some travel information that is likely to be of use to you:
Also, when re-entering:
Travelling anywhere within the North-Western Quarter-sphere:
Two times ago I was "selected for random inspection." I don't know if it was random, or if he didn't like the idea of four American college students coming into his country.
It was the most annoying time that I've been searched. It was bitter cold out, they made us stand to the side while they searched the car. The guy looked at my license plate, saw that it was a Connecticut plate, asked me if I was from Colorado. I replied that I was from Connecticut. The guy made a note on the form.
He made us go inside and wait for 20-25 minutes while they did something with the little form he had. Afterward, we were called up to the desk and I was again asked if I was from Colorado. I insisted that I was from Connecticut. The guy made a note on the form.
He punched a few keys on his computer, handed the form and said we were free to leave. I checked the paper he handed me (The same one all three border patrol agents I dealt with were writing on) and the state listed as the state of origin not once, not twice, but three times was Colorado.
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