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Old 04-15-2016, 11:11 PM   #61
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NRA has tons of money. Perhaps they already have a list.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:00 AM   #62
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............ someone or several members research this issue and maybe compile a list of places near border crossings where items not allowed in Canada can be safely stored. If such a list were posted, then perhaps we could avoid any further disagreement as to what discussion may or may not be appropriate here.....
Most excellent suggestion. BUT as with everything, it would be important for travelers to double-check the facts before heading out. Nothing worse than getting to Sumas expecting to store something at the IGA and then finding out, they no longer do that. Stuff moves at lightning speed. Never assume.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:23 AM   #63
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I think that everything on my buddy Al Gore's internet is subject to review. I know there's lots of variation on allowed foods going both ways too. This is an excellent idea. I find contact phone numbers and especially a name referenced on posts, not just on trailer sites, to be very helpful. They used to advertise rental of a dance hall in Omaha when I lived down there. They would always say " Don't call the hall, call the man", and then give his name and number. Seemed to work well.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:03 AM   #64
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Most excellent suggestion. BUT as with everything, it would be important for travelers to double-check the facts before heading out. Nothing worse than getting to Sumas expecting to store something at the IGA and then finding out, they no longer do that. Stuff moves at lightning speed. Never assume.
Good point and good advice Donna. If anyone were to double check and find that something has changed, they could post whatever they learn.

Perhaps a "storage" document could be editable/updatable by someone, and included in the library of documents.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:22 PM   #65
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Recvd this after my inquiry:
"Just bring your firearm in a carry case or we can provide you with something to bring it in the store. Ask at the front to have your firearm stored. Have a drivers license for the paperwork. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes. thanks.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:03 PM   #66
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+10 assumption I have gotten from border officials is that all US residents are carrying weapons and it is their challenge to find where you are hiding them. When you cross into Canada it's their country and their rules. Leave the weapons at home. It's not limited to guns either. I had one agent quiz me on the entire list: switchblade, butterfly knife, brass knuckles, etc
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+10 assumption I have gotten from border officials is that all US residents are carrying weapons and it is their challenge to find where you are hiding them. When you cross into Canada it's their country and their rules. Leave the weapons at home. It's not limited to guns either. I had one agent quiz me on the entire list: switchblade, butterfly knife, brass knuckles, etc
You over looked , nunchucks , throwing stars , fireworks , explosives and bazookas . Yes , we were asked if we were carrying any bazookas.
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You over looked , nunchucks , throwing stars , fireworks , explosives and bazookas . Yes , we were asked if we were carrying any bazookas.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:33 PM   #69
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+10 assumption I have gotten from border officials is that all US residents are carrying weapons and it is their challenge to find where you are hiding them.
That's what I've always heard, too, especially for those of us from Texas - but our experience in September 2015 wasn't like that at all. The agent was very nice and believed us when we said we don't have guns. She'd even spent a fair amount of time in Oklahoma (wch is, of course, just north of Texas) and said we must be in a very small minority. We all laughed and agreed and she waved us on through.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:16 PM   #70
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The storage at IGA Brumleys is very quick, easy, and cheap as has been previously posted, They offer a great service a very low cost.
When we crossed the border guard asked about weapons and I told him we had stored ours at the IGA Brumleys a few blocks from the border. The guard asked to see the paperwork and we showed it him. He was very friendly, wished us a good time in Canada. We crossed several times that week and other than basic questions, there was nothing to it.
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