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Old 01-25-2018, 11:08 PM   #101
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And when it comes to beef prices right now, you will! I don't really do the grocery shopping very often in our household, but I did last week. Holy cow the beef prices are ridiculous.
He does like ground beef, but also likes chunks of chicken, other stuff too. He eats about 1 pound a day.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:06 AM   #102
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I went through Idaho into BC at a border crossing called Kingsgate (I think) if I remember my route. It was late evening in November and the station had no drive up lane open so I came into the building. The agent asked a few other questions before asking if I had any firearms. I didn't and replied as such and he began to hand my license back until I mentioned the 1200 rounds of 9mm I had with me. License went back the other way and I took a seat and had some coffee for the next half hour.

He did ask me some question about searching my vehicle. I don't remember what he said exactly but I said to search anything in the vehicle he wanted to. All my belongings and the inside of the vehicle were inspected. Turns out, I had too much ammo and was supposed to have to pay a tariff of some kind but the border agent said he was going to save me a few bucks and told me to have a safe trip home.

I did have to repack my gear but all things considered it went fine and the agent was friendly about it all.
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:21 AM   #103
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Funny now but enlightening then that they really do take that border seriously!
Well, it is an international border. Next week when I cross into your country I do so as a non-resident alien and your gun laws affect me the same way our gun laws affect you.

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My conversation at the US border today;
Where you headed?
Arizona
How long do you plan to be in the country?
5 weeks or so.

Jim, are you going to be a Quartzsite?


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Old 01-26-2018, 01:24 AM   #104
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I did have to repack my gear but all things considered it went fine and the agent was friendly about it all.
Hm. I wonder why OP's experience was so bad. He's not alone for sure, and I can't blame personal actions, as across both borders, crazy things have happened.

For a story on border miracles: on a medical mission trip to Chiapas, Mexico, I found a half full unidentified, old funky glass multi use injection dosing bottle (like 6-8 oz) buried in the dirt when walking. I stuck it in my empty backpack pocket, which was an unusual/half hidden pocket. I was just going to show the rest of the team bc it was neat. Stupid. Well, I forgot it was there.

I was searched leaving Mexico, they even opened my chip bags: nothing. Something else weird happened upon US entry, can't remember: nothing. My luggage, which happened to be that backpack, got held back somehow, missed a connecting flight or something. It was professionally delivered to my house the next day, covered in a gross brown liquid. I was like well that's great, someone spilled a coke on it. Nope. I smuggled an unknown medication into the US from Mexico, then the glass bottle busted somewhere along the way.

Imagine at any point if someone had found it, do you think they'd like my story of having no clue what it was?
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:32 AM   #105
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Well, it is an international border. Next week when I cross into your country I do so as a non-resident alien and your gun laws affect me the same way our gun laws affect you.

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I hope I didn't come off as disrespectful. I was just ignorant. I live about as far from the border as you can be, and I just figured that we were friendly, and border crossing was a formality of sorts. Silly I guess, but I was shaken when they didn't believe my innocent intentions. No criticism to border patrol, they don't know me, and it happens at all borders like I said before. Just a strange feeling when you know you have no ill intentions. I realized how little I knew, and I was afraid I'd do something wrong! It was a beautiful drive though!
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:05 AM   #106
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Well, it is an international border. Next week when I cross into your country I do so as a non-resident alien and your gun laws affect me the same way our gun laws affect you.




Jim, are you going to be a Quartzsite?


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We sure will be. I have planned on it since Greg posted his thread, having wanted to go before. I have not spent time in Arizona before, so will be blindly checking some of it out, and looking forward to it. .

Sure can't be worse than Butte Montana where at 3am they are clearing the fresh snow off the parking lot at Walmart.
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Old 01-26-2018, 04:13 AM   #107
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:24 AM   #108
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And when it comes to beef prices right now, you will! I don't really do the grocery shopping very often in our household, but I did last week. Holy cow the beef prices are ridiculous.
Hi: rbryan4... That'll teach you to buy "Holy cow". We always get the regular tough stuff. Alf
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:33 AM   #109
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Alright, I am troubled now. My husband has a concealed carry, and my husband and dad together design, oversee manufacturing, and sell firearm silencers.

Seriously, our trip up is going to be to go to the NRA conference in Dallas, where they have a booth, then keep driving to BC. We will bring silencers with us on our trip, and our trip will be a camping adventure sales trip. My husband is a respectable attorney, but they're going to act like he's Rambo.

I NEVER thought about the border. We now have two issues:

1. Where will we store the silencers and assortment of firearms when we go to into Canada?? Get a storage room in the US? My sister lives in Portland, but no-one else can be in possession of the silencers.

2. What the heck is going to happen when he tries to cross? We'll have two dogs and a toddler and we cannot go through this.

How long is the process from entering Canada, orientation, then crossing back? Should I cross without them and do it myself?
FYI...Canada Border Services site on importing firearms.

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/iefw-iefa-eng.html
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:22 AM   #110
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Once you obtain a valid state issued permit, that info is input into the NCIS, which the border personnel have access to. Just do not bring any prohibited item with you, simple. They will ask and you will be honest in your reply and all is good. Simple
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