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Old 09-11-2013, 09:48 PM   #51
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was that the c/g on military hwy? if so, that is a trashy area. next time try a few miles north on the ocean at a place called juno rv resort. nice, secure, safe area with all the amenities.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #52
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I would like to point out for my southern friends that Pepper spray/Mace is a restricted weapon in Canada, just like handguns.

Don't bring them across the border unless you are prepared to loose 'em or ship 'em home.

Get caught using them and you will get to spend some "quality time" with the RCMP, even if it is in self defense.

No threat or finger wagging intended, just passing on the info.....
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #53
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So what *are* you folks allowed to use for self defense in Canada?

A big stick? A horse whip?

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While pepper spray is illegal here in Canada, bear repellant is not. Bear repellant can be purchased many places and used for the same purposes.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:10 PM   #55
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While pepper spray is illegal here in Canada, bear repellant is not. Bear repellant can be purchased many places and used for the same purposes.
Well, the guy pounding on the OP's door was pretty much bare, so I would think bear repellant would be appropriate...
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #56
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While pepper spray is illegal here in Canada, bear repellant is not. Bear repellant can be purchased many places and used for the same purposes.
Yes, while true, Canadian law also states anything used as a weapon is a weapon.

Bear spray used against another person would be classified as a weapon.

Same as carrying a knife in your pocket and using it against another person.

You get cut a lot of slack for self defense using force in kind though.

Canada focuses on controlling the weapons in the first place, not having to defend yourself against them.

Which is not to say that criminals aren't running around with handguns in Canada, it's just less likely the average person will ever run in to them.....
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So what *are* you folks allowed to use for self defense in Canada?

A big stick? A horse whip?

I've never needed to defend myself with anything other than a raised fist in Canada.

However, I am not naive to the fact that the rest of the world has it's issues and it's not always that simple. Nor do I have any misconceptions that Canada is some great Utopian paradise. We have our criminal element too.

You are allowed to respond with necessary force to defend yourself. Necessary force would be force equal and proportionate to that used against you. For example: if a guy jumps out of the bushes, has a big stick and you shoot him, you're probably going to have a hard time explaining that.

Like wise if you Pepper spray a Drunk guy because he's pounding at your front door. The reasoning is that if you don't open the door, the situation never escalates past some guy pounding on your door and the drunk will eventually go away. Crimes against property are looked at very differently than crimes against persons here. Him pounding on your door and damaging it is crimes against property, your pepper spraying him in an assault and crime against person.

In reality, an RCMP officer will most likely exercise his discretion and let you off right there if the situation seems to warrant it. Like a female at home in the middle of the night and a drunk is making "active" attempts to enter the house, she's called the police and the drunk finally breaks in. She sprays him and the police show up. They would likely confiscate her spray, let here know it is illegal, haul the guy away and that would be the end of the issue for her.

I'm military, I've been to several "hotspots" and I seen and done a thing or two I wish I had never seen or done... so I've got a pretty decent bead on the evil that lurks in some men's hearts.

The states has it's own set of issues and their own solutions to them. That's cool. Your country, your choices. I was only trying to pass on info to those planning a trip to the great white north so there are no unpleasant surprises at the border.

Fore-warned is fore-armed.

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I would like to point out for my southern friends that Pepper spray/Mace is a restricted weapon in Canada, just like handguns.

Don't bring them across the border unless you are prepared to loose 'em or ship 'em home.

Get caught using them and you will get to spend some "quality time" with the RCMP, even if it is in self defense.

No threat or finger wagging intended, just passing on the info.....
Bear spray is allowed... Just sayin'
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Op. That sucks.
We've had an intruder enter our home with my wife and kids at home during the day. Luckily for them the wifes "lead holder" was in her vehicle, other wise acute lead poisioning probably would have shortened thier life. And yes the kids slept in our room for quite some time.
- we have, twice in the past couple months had someone pounding on the door or ringing the door bell in the middle of the night to find no one there, im gona catch them buggers though.
- we've never had any problems camping on holiday weekends!
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Bear spray is allowed... Just sayin'
See above post.

if you're walking around downtown Toronto with Bear spray it's going to be slightly harder to explain when/if you use it...
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