The Coalition for Gun Control/Pour le Controle des Armes

More guns in the News…

Posted by cgccanada on August 14, 2009

1. Caledon Enterprise, August 12, 2009, Caledon man facing gun charges

A 46-year-old Caledon man was arrested and charged after brandishing a handgun during a family dispute in a Walton Drive residence. Caledon OPP officers were called to the home at 10:54 p.m. on August 1 after reports that a man had taken out a handgun in the presence of three other family members, all residents of the household, according to police. The accused then fled in a brown Chrysler 300M before police arrived. Caledon and Peel Regional Police officers conducted an “extensive search” for the suspect, but the man subsequently turned himself in to police at the Bolton detachment on August 2. The handgun was later located by Caledon OPP. “It was up near a fence at a dead end around Mount Hope Road,” said Caledon OPP Staff Sergeant Operations Manager Greg Sweeney. Police would not comment on whether the accused told them the location of the gun, saying, “I can’t divulge that, but through investigation the location of the weapon was discovered.” The handgun was a registered weapon, according to Sweeney. Stephen MacGregor, 46, of Caledon, is charged with uttering a threat to cause death or bodily harm, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, possession of a firearm at an unauthorized place, possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, and breach of firearms regulation. MacGregor was held in custody and was expected to appear in court on August 3.

2. Peterborough Examiner, August 12, 2009, Man put on probation after pleading guilty to multiple firearms offences

A 50-year-old Peterborough man got probation yesterday for a number of firearms offences.  Glenn Ross pleaded guilty in Ontario Court of Justice to possessing a rifle without a licence, possessing a shotgun without a licence and carelessly storing a rifle and ammunition.  Police received a tip Ross had unauthorized weapons at his Albert St. residence, court heard. Officers executed a search warrant Dec. 31, 2008 and found a rifle, shotgun and ammunition in his apartment, court heard.  Mr. Justice Rhys Morgan gave Ross a suspended sentence, placed him on probation for one year, ordered him to complete 80 hours of community service, banned him from possessing firearms for 10 years and ordered the forfeiture of the guns.

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