The Coalition for Gun Control/Pour le Controle des Armes

From: The Oxford Review, February 10, 2010, Man faces weapons charges , Woodstock

Posted by cgccanada on February 11, 2010

WOODSTOCK— Woodstock resident Ronald Piercy is facing a slew of weapons charges after police seized 20 firearms from his Champlain Avenue home on Feb. 8.  Weapons seized during the raid included an AK47 assault rifle and a weapon that had been reported stolen to York Regional Police Service in 1993.  The weapons were both registered and unregistered, and police said they found several stored unsafely.  Police also seized prohibited large capacity cartridge magazines, ammunition and a prohibited conducted energy weapon (Taser).  Police Chief Rod Freeman said Woodstock police were contacted by the OPP provincial weapons unit and asked it to assist in the investigation.  “The Woodstock Police Service is pleased to have taken a large number of weapons off the street so they don’t fall into the wrong hands,” Freeman said. “Any time there is a cache this size —it’s extraordinary in it’s size — and it’s prevented from falling into the wrong hands, it’s an advantage for us in terms of community safety.”  Piercy, 44, has been charged with possession of a restricted firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime, three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and four counts of breach of firearms regulations.  The arrest was the result of a joint police investigation between local police, the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, provincial weapons enforcement unit and the Canadian Border Services Agency


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