In a recent editorial, Lorne Gunter zeroes in on the convoluted and difficult to apply “safe storage” provisions of the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code.
As he puts it:
What is or isn’t “safe storage” has become so ambiguous that police and prosecutors now use this provisions to harass otherwise law-abiding gun owners, who are guilty of no other offence.
Is it enough to have one’s firearms locked away in a gun safe or must they also have trigger locks installed? How secure must the safe’s lock be: Strong enough to keep a thief out for two minutes? Five? Fifteen? Two days?