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04-14-2012, 17:50
In a strange public alert Thursday, the Halton Regional Police reminded citizens that “it is not illegal to wear a holster” even if “people may be concerned with the sight of them in the community.”
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/13/halton-regional-police-remind-residents-it-is-not-illegal-to-wear-a-holster/?__lsa=3d3f521b
Halton Regional Police remind residents ‘it is not illegal to wear a holster’ Tristin Hopper (http://news.nationalpost.com/author/tristinhopper/?__lsa=3d3f521b) Apr 13, 2012 – 12:41 AM ET

In a strange public alert Thursday, the Halton Regional Police reminded citizens that “it is not illegal to wear a holster” even if “people may be concerned with the sight of them in the community.”
The statement was in response to news that members of a fringe lobby group, Operation Sheepdog, would be appearing in public on April 17 wearing empty pistol holsters to lobby for a loosening of Canada’s little-known laws concerning concealed handguns.

Under “Authorization to Carry” regulations, it is legal to carry a concealed handgun in Canada, provided the applicant can prove that their life is in imminent danger and that police protection is insufficient.
In 1992, Toronto city councillor Norm Gardner shot and wounded a burglar with a handgun obtained with an Authorization to Carry permit. The Sheepdogs’ “empty holster” protest mirrors a similar demonstration tactic by Students for Concealed Carry, a group advocating for concealed handguns on university campuses to protect against school shooters.
There is no “cause for distress or alarm” if an empty holster is spotted on April 17, wrote the Halton Police, adding “this public alert in no way endorses the position of Operation Sheepdog.”

National Post

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Jerry
04-14-2012, 18:42
Will these people be wearing “assault holsters” or just plain old hunting holsters? I mean those “EVIL black ASSAULT holsters” are REALLY scary. :rofl: MORONS! :upeyes: