|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] Our Friends from Canada love us all: my
|Quoting Mancini, Sabin (DFS) (Sabin.Mancini-at-dfs.ny.gov):
> They found nothing that interested them, but I'd be interested to know
> *** what would have happened ***
> if they did find a "computer" in my truck.
My guess: Question you some more about the purpose of your visit, to
see if you were fibbing about tourism. The context is that Canada is
quite understandably hard on foreigners sneaking over the border to take
Canadian jobs when they arrived on a tourist visa.
> I routinely carry a small laptop now when I travel, but this was a
> while ago, internet was not so prolific yet.
I've been through Canada twice in recent years with my laptop
computer, for probably valid tourism reasons. They of course have no
problem with that.
> PS: Info for all of you- I happen to know that if they find a
> certain category of item in your vehicle, which is legal in the U.S.,
> they will CONFISCATE your VEHICLE, for starters.
Indeed, accidentally smuggling _undeclared_ firearms into Canada would
be a really dumb move, so don't do that. (Signs at the ports of entry
do warn about this.)
On the other hand, declare your up to three firearms at the border and
pay the CDN $25 fee, and no problem. I've not heard of seizure of
vehicles, but apparently quite a few dumb clucks get their guns taken
and destroyed every year because 'I forgot'. Which amazes me, but it
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