He writes, of what happened up in High River , where RCMP officers took guns from homes abandoned after this summer's floods in Alberta:
Nearly a half hour into his grilling by residents, Shardlow was detailing how many hundreds of guns had been forcibly removed from homes and how many had already been returned.
During his enumeration, 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.
So, I am willing to bet that Shardlow meant or in fact said rounds rather than pounds, and that Gunter is just too dumb or conspiracy-minded to see this. I mean, that's the natural way to describe units of ammo. And if I am proven wrong, I will buy Lorne Gunter an ice-cream cone. But, as per usual, only one scoop. For I am not made out of money.
PS. All this talk of the wrong done by the RCMP up in High River is, as far as I'm concerned, pandering to gun nuts. Gunter is either playing dumb to fan the flames,or he isn't playing.