The town of High River, Alberta, population nearly 13,000, earned it name when it was flooded last week. The residents are still awaiting authorities’ permission to return to their homes to see the damage but not all damage was done by the flood water as police take it upon them self’s to do a house to house confiscation of firearms.
“I find that absolutely incredible that they have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home,” resident Brenda Lackey told the Calgary Herald. “When people find out about this, there’s going to be untold hell to pay.”
“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” Sgt. Brian Topham told the Herald. “People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms … so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.”
The guns will be returned to owners after residents are allowed back in town and they provide proof of ownership, Topham added. GOOD LUCK GETTING THEM BACK