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Old 09-26-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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Crossing the Border to Canada (continued from another thread)

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Sadly, no - we'll be well out west by that time! Hate to say it, but crossing that border has become such a pain we really don't go south too often anymore...it does sound like fun though and looks like a good deal for the money - enjoy!
What do you find is a pain crossing the border? The only thing that I notice is that you now need a passport. I have never been challenged or put through a secondary since 9-11.
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What do you find is a pain crossing the border? The only thing that I notice is that you now need a passport. I have never been challenged or put through a secondary since 9-11.
My RV got X-rayed last time... ( SweetGrass border crossing)
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My RV got X-rayed last time... ( SweetGrass border crossing)
How did they x-ray it? Don has said we would have difficulty going across the border as we can't bring a gun into canada (he keeps one with him). If we hid it somewhere, an x-ray would find it I suppose? (He says he won't hide it anyway...).
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It's really not so bad - but we did have most of our fridge confiscated once (illicit fruits & veggies and pre-packed sandwich meat)...I suppose it's mostly the interrogation as you cross that gets me. I fly quite often down south and just hate the whole process... admittedly we haven't driven across for some time now.

There's only a few times in my life when I've felt the need to carry a gun (and did so), but never on this continent. If I'm carrying my weapon it means people are shooting at me!
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How did they x-ray it? Don has said we would have difficulty going across the border as we can't bring a gun into canada (he keeps one with him). If we hid it somewhere, an x-ray would find it I suppose? (He says he won't hide it anyway...).
Get caught with it go to jail... In 57 years I have never needed one.... and yes I am a competitive hand gun shooter. US Customs has a big room you drive into the passenger compartment is just forward of a line and ZAAAAAPPPPPPP. then you get waved thru.
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Don is retired LawEnforcement and a "reserve officer" and thus can "carry" in the US. So he has a weapon with him where ever we go. Kinda used to it for the past 34 years. If we plan a trip through Canada, we can't do the gun? I'm guessing this xray thing will keep us from "carrying" through Canada even on the way to Alaska
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Thanks for verifying this for us! There's no way we want to be in trouble in our country let alone a foreign one! Thanks for the tip on the safe deposit box. When/if we cross the border north, we will keep this in mind
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Thanks for verifying this for us! There's no way we want to be in trouble in our country let alone a foreign one! Thanks for the tip on the safe deposit box. When/if we cross the border north, we will keep this in mind
Take your gun into a pawn shop near the boarder... it works out cheaper that a safety deposit box and is just as safe.
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Take your gun into a pawn shop near the boarder... it works out cheaper that a safety deposit box and is just as safe.
How does that work? Not familiar with how a pawn shop does business.
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I talked to Don about options for his weapon when we go up or through Canada. He would not leave it at a pawn shop. He would consider the safe deposit box if anything. Thanks and appreciate the info
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