Leave guns at home, US tourists told

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A RASH of gun-tot­ing Amer­i­cans vis­it­ing Canada has prompted its bor­der agency to launch a pub­lic aware­ness cam­paign re­mind­ing Amer­i­cans about its strict firearms laws.

“Non-re­stricted firearms can be used for hunt­ing pur­poses and pro­tec­tion against wildlife in re­mote ar­eas,” Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency said in a state­ment on Au­gust 22.

The “use of firearms for per­sonal pro­tec­tion, or pro­tec­tion of prop­erty is not deemed a valid pur­pose to im­port firearms into Canada”.

Switch­blades, nunchucks, cross­bows, blow­guns and brass knuck­les are also banned in Canada.

The an­nounce­ment comes on the heels of two in­ci­dents in which Texas re­tirees de­nied car­ry­ing weapons at a bor­der check­point.

A search of their ve­hi­cles un­cov­ered sev­eral hand­guns, a shot­gun and loose am­mu­ni­tion. –

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