Sun News’ Lorne Gunter points to what he calls “a statistic that has been largely overlooked” admitted by the RCMP:
During his enumeration, [Staff Sgt. Ian] Shardlow stated matter-of-factly that in addition to firearms, Mounties had also “ burned approximately seven thousand, five hundred pounds of compromised ammunition.”
Upon hearing that, the first thing that occurred to me is that in the small boats and dinghies Mounties were using, it must have taken dozens of trips to collect nearly four tons of ammunition. That means that rather than searching for survivors, their door-stomping rampage must have been first and foremost about taking guns away from law-abiding citizens, otherwise they wouldn’t have devoted so much overtime pay and scarce equipment to the effort.
If the ammunition was damaged by the flood, the financial loss would not be the Mounties’ responsibility. But who gave them the power to destroy at least $250,000 in private property without first seeking the owners’ permission. (see here)
Four tonnes of ammo taken (and destroyed) from High River homes and the RCMP said they were looking for flood victims – my ass they were.