Originally Posted by techobo
88. (1) Every person commits an offence who carries or possesses a weapon, an imitation of a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence.
Although I agree these guys were absolute tools, I think that you're stretching it. It's arguable that these guys were danger to public peace. Unless they were actually pointing it at each other or the public, they are no danger. They were not committing an offence either. Trespassing would be a stretch, and unless they were told to leave that property, it probably wouldn't stand.
This is probably why they weren't charged. Don't get me wrong, they deserve to get thrown in the clink for stupidity, and are lucky they aren't dead. But let's not go too far and say that they are criminals.
I think the police could have charged them with what you stated, but remember, it would not be worth a prosecuters time to try to prove it. It's really not clear cut enough to warrant the time.