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Old July 12th, 2010, 21:42   #31
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I wonder if the policed clicked in the gun didnt sound like a real gun fire. I think the guy would have been okay if he was cool with his neighbours.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 22:47   #32
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I wonder if the policed clicked in the gun didnt sound like a real gun fire. I think the guy would have been okay if he was cool with his neighbours.
yea.. I've always wondered why people are phone the cops when they see someone firing a rifle that sounds like a sewing machine. No boom-boom means no gun.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 23:05   #33
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yea.. I've always wondered why people are phone the cops when they see someone firing a rifle that sounds like a sewing machine. No boom-boom means no gun.
Because most people are stupid, and dont know what a gun sounds like, and cant alow comman sense to kick in.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 23:11   #34
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Because most people are stupid, and dont know what a gun sounds like, and cant alow comman sense to kick in.
Because brandishing a weapon in public is a criminal offence and not reporting a crime is a criminal offence as well. The person who called the cops did nothing wrong. If they had any concern it was perhaps a real weapon they did exactly the right thing.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 23:21   #35
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Because brandishing a weapon in public is a criminal offence and not reporting a crime is a criminal offence as well. The person who called the cops did nothing wrong. If they had any concern it was perhaps a real weapon they did exactly the right thing.
You are right, but if the guy whould have done like what I did a few yars ago here in downtown Mtl (he would prolly never had any prob). I went and saw my neighbours and explained them that I was shooting in the backyard but that it was not a real gun but shooting paint. I had an MP5 and let me tell you on full auto it did not sound like a sewing machine...so just by the sound of it if you don't see the paintball you can surely think that some crazy Mofo is shooting someone in the street. But since I had let my neighbours know in the first place, I never had any problem.

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Old July 12th, 2010, 23:26   #36
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Well you informed them, and that info might have removed fears they had if they had seen what they preceived as a weapon. What most users on this forum seem not to realize is that they have more firearm knowledge than most everyone else, even if its just by merit of being interested in airsoft.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 23:49   #37
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The person that called it in may have been inside and thought that they just wern't firing rounds at the time, hence no sound. (I.e. adjusting something) It could have been something else. It doesn't really mention much about the caller's whereabouts.

What we do know about the situation is that a man was saw holding what could have been VERY dangerous weapon, and was arrested.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 23:54   #38
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I wonder what would have happen if this person who called the cops saw little boys playing with toy cap guns..

In general if you are going to do target practice in your backyard, you make friends with your neighbors and show them the cool gun you got. That's what I do and they have no problem with it.

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You are right, but if the guy whould have done like what I did a few yars ago here in downtown Mtl (he would prolly never had any prob). I went and saw my neighbours and explained them that I was shooting in the backyard but that it was not a real gun but shooting paint. I had an MP5 and let me tell you on full auto it did not sound like a sewing machine...so just by the sound of it if you don't see the paintball you can surely think that some crazy Mofo is shooting someone in the street. But since I had let my neighbours know in the first place, I never had any problem.
I dont know, AEG's tend to sound like toy guns when firing, if it was a GBBR, maybe I can see that a little more. But in the end we can't really say anything since we were not there, and no pics were taken. For all we know this guy is some troubled guy that usually involves himself in bad stuff and just looks bad.

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Old July 13th, 2010, 00:14   #39
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I wonder what would have happen if this person who called the cops saw little boys playing with toy cap guns..

In general if you are going to do target practice in your backyard, you make friends with your neighbors and show them the cool gun you got. That's what I do and they have no problem with it.



I dont know, AEG's tend to sound like toy guns when firing, if it was a GBBR, maybe I can see that a little more. But in the end we can't really say anything since we were not there, and no pics were taken. For all we know this guy is some troubled guy that usually involves himself in bad stuff and just looks bad.
Actually he was on our airsoft team till a couple of months ago (he quit playin about 4 months ago and was trying to sell his guns). He's a good guy and I bet he just wasn't thinking.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 00:26   #40
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yea.. I've always wondered why people are phone the cops when they see someone firing a rifle that sounds like a sewing machine. No boom-boom means no gun.
hahahaha. Good analogy. My brother describes it was a "loud typewriter"
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Old July 13th, 2010, 00:36   #41
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makes me not wanna shoot around in my backyard now... my friend used to play with his BB gun outside and the cops raided him and took the gun away. I ignored my friend, because I thought he was bullshittin and now I read this. I've been playing for awhile now in my backyard, all I can say now is WOW! are we even allowed to play in our own backyard???
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Old July 13th, 2010, 00:56   #42
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if a local by law says no fire arms discharged within there limits look into it might also cover pellet/BB guns which would then lead over to air soft, much like paint ball guns(heard a story once were a kid got flak from a cop for shooting it in his rents backyard) but alot of factors and to most people it looks real it is real, and yes its illegal not to report a crime, and its not smart to shoot in the back yard in crowded urban areas, someones or multiple peoples ignorance or lack of knowledge, etc

as a side note cops in montreal have p90's especially the tactical response units, trust me i've seen them...... stupid school shooting
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Old July 13th, 2010, 01:08   #43
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makes me not wanna shoot around in my backyard now... my friend used to play with his BB gun outside and the cops raided him and took the gun away. I ignored my friend, because I thought he was bullshittin and now I read this. I've been playing for awhile now in my backyard, all I can say now is WOW! are we even allowed to play in our own backyard???
Best not to unless your neighbors/police know what's going on and your backyard is secluded.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 02:27   #44
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Just to clairfy

It is not illegal to have firearms in your backyard,in the backseat of your car or for that matter in your hand walking down the street. With exception of restricted which have a boatload of requirements for transport.

Will the police be called possibly depending on here you live and who your neighbors are.

Discharging is a city bylaw which can and often does change without notice, now in all fairness you can call your local police dept who will most likely know and this fellow should have done so. But by the same virtue the city should regularly print that bylaw, many people my age would not assume it included pellet or bb guns, and for that matter it may include bow and crossbows

Should the fellow have done hi homework sure, but be clear hiding everything so some busy body does not get their panties in a knot is not a good way to live. Know the law, your rights and do anything you are allowed to do with in those boundaries.

It may occasionally lead to a meeting with your local police, but assuming you have all your required paperwork and copies of any legal stuff. It should be short and painless. I do not expect the police to be up to date on every single piece of federal province and municipal legislation, but if it effects me I should be.
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Old July 13th, 2010, 02:46   #45
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It is not illegal to have firearms in your backyard,in the backseat of your car or for that matter in your hand walking down the street. With exception of restricted which have a boatload of requirements for transport.

Will the police be called possibly depending on here you live and who your neighbors are.

Discharging is a city bylaw which can and often does change without notice, now in all fairness you can call your local police dept who will most likely know and this fellow should have done so. But by the same virtue the city should regularly print that bylaw, many people my age would not assume it included pellet or bb guns, and for that matter it may include bow and crossbows

Should the fellow have done hi homework sure, but be clear hiding everything so some busy body does not get their panties in a knot is not a good way to live. Know the law, your rights and do anything you are allowed to do with in those boundaries.

It may occasionally lead to a meeting with your local police, but assuming you have all your required paperwork and copies of any legal stuff. It should be short and painless. I do not expect the police to be up to date on every single piece of federal province and municipal legislation, but if it effects me I should be.
Well said.. Hiding it avoids the possibility but there are ways to prevent this regardless. Also if you do unfortunatly meet with the police, be compliant and polite. One problem this guy had was he was resisting arrest and swearing at the police, which doesnt get on their good side. Also in that municipality (unlike mine) firing anything is illegal, even crossbows and bows, unless your shooting crows for some reason. But I think your point is exactly right, except that walking down the street with a firearm (say 12guage) is illegal as far as I remember and it's not just restricted firearms.
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