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RangeBob
06-07-2018, 06:26 AM
The Liberals have been harping on the idea that MPs define the classifications in the Criminal Code, and the RCMP are the experts.
The CBSA uses the FRT.

What if

Parliament were to change the handgun barrel length restriction from "105 mm or less" to "75mm or less". and center fire rifles from "470 mm or less" to "300mm or less".
Parliament would have changed that on royal assent date, and legally that is what those guns would be instantly on that date.
But how long would it take the RCMP to update the FRT on all those 130,000 guns, before the CBSA would let them into the country, even though they're already legal on the royal assent date.

Is Parliament defining the what is legal, or in a practical sense are the RCMP? The RCMP will be defining thousands of firearms incorrectly for months or years, overruling Parliament, simply because of the way the system works?

Who suffers? Who is vulnerable. The RCMP will not suffer due to any delay.

If the public can not enjoy the freedoms enjoyed from the Law of the day, because of RCMP bureaucracy, who is sovereign? Would the CBSA be in Contempt Of Parliament?

YoungestPiperCub
06-07-2018, 06:35 AM
The Liberals have been harping on the idea that MPs define the classifications in the Criminal Code, and the RCMP are the experts.
The CBSA uses the FRT.

What if

Parliament were to change the handgun barrel length restriction from "105 mm or less" to "75mm or less". and center fire rifles from "470 mm or less" to "300mm or less".
Parliament would have changed that on royal assent date, and legally that is what those guns would be instantly on that date.
But how long would it take the RCMP to update the FRT on all those 130,000 guns, before the CBSA would let them into the country, even though they're already legal on the royal assent date.

Is Parliament defining the what is legal, or in a practical sense are the RCMP? The RCMP will be defining thousands of firearms incorrectly for months or years, overruling Parliament, simply because of the way the system works?

Who suffers? Who is vulnerable. The RCMP will not suffer due to any delay.

If the public can not enjoy the freedoms enjoyed from the Law of the day, because of RCMP bureaucracy, who is sovereign? Would the CBSA be in Contempt Of Parliament?

Its a very good point. But You and I both know what the real answer is. Nothing would happen.