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Old December 8th, 2010, 19:44   #1
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Importing question.

So I've been thinking; what's stopping Canadians from crossing the border and importing airsoft parts? I know that it is illegal, and I have no intention of doing it myself, but what really is the chance of being caught? It seems to me that if a family went shopping in America for the holiday season and brought back a metal body, GBBP, or other restricted parts, there would be no reason for the patrol officer to be suspicious and they would be on their way(unless of course, they were selected to be randomly searched). I'm just curious...
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Old December 8th, 2010, 19:47   #2
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what is stopping you from doing the same thing with firearms, drugs, people ect ect ?
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Old December 8th, 2010, 19:48   #3
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only certain parts are restricted, and what to stop them? you have to declare what you bought, if the officer decides to check certain things he/she is allowed.
if you do not declare an item you are smuggling it and committing a crime

as for whats stop us? the fact that if we get caught we're fucked.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 19:49   #4
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I always declare the people I import.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 19:49   #5
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Bravo !!!
Im thinking about doing the same with juvenile porn !
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Old December 8th, 2010, 19:49   #6
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I know that it is illegal
Then you also know the answer
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Old December 8th, 2010, 20:00   #7
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I always declare the people I import.
Then you've brought back a Robert Goulet or two I take it?

@OP: I take it you don't mind the subsequent rubber glove treatment if you get caught then? True "the chances are....." but there are also the chances that you win the lotter too ("OMG, there's a *chance* to win 6 Million dollars"). Is it really worth it for the chance to get put on a list somewhere?

EDIT: Also.... I don't know for you but for me I absolutely *can't* have a criminal record, especially when I eventually apply for a professional designation (cause criminal records aren't cool). However you or Joe Schmoe from down the street are free to chance it. For things like being some office gopher it's probably not that bad but if you ever want to be a professional (ie. Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, Surveyor, Teacher, Accountant etc.), past criminal records (especially for smuggling) aren't cool.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 20:03   #8
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With the currency exchange rate...You WILL be stopped and searched.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 20:08   #9
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Then you also know the answer
Maybe in your perfect world where every single citizen follows every single law, carefully...

And that's what I figured. I knew that they could easily search you, but I just thought something was different.

"what is stopping you from doing the same thing with firearms, drugs, people ect ect ?"

Firearms, first of all, are a lot harder to acquire than plastic shooting toys. They also cost more, making it more logical to import in larger quantaties. Larger quantaties=harder to hide...

People, simply are identified with just that; identification.

And drugs are already being imported. You only hear about the very small percentage that actually get siezed.

For those of you that actually helped, thanks. I knew that you'd get in shit if you were caught, I just wasn't sure exactly how you would. Now I know that it's pretty much the same thing that I thought before. Thanks.
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Then you've brought back a Robert Goulet or two I take it?

A few here and there

As well as a couple of unique collectors versions too. Full beard and clean shaven.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 20:20   #11
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One of my co-workers went to the States for Black Friday. Her van was so full that you couldn't see the rear window. At the border, the officer asked: "Alright, how much booze?", she told him how many and he just told her to go. I'm guessing she could have gotten away with some stuff, since they didn't check her van and it wasn't all just alcohol.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 20:48   #12
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there's always a risk. Some win, some lose.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 21:07   #13
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there's always a risk. Some win, some lose.
You can lose your money for import
You can win a criminal record...
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Old December 8th, 2010, 21:11   #14
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You can lose your money for import
You can win a criminal record...
You can also lose your freedom.
And win a date with Bubba in cell block B.
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Old December 8th, 2010, 21:16   #15
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You can also lose your freedom.
Reiterate my statement on criminal record
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And win a date with Bubba in cell block B.
FYI, Homesexual acts are not illegal since 1960s, Not every gay person is criminal, same goes with all criminal are gay
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