This story makes me sad.
George Foster was driving from Florida to Alaska recently, and when the Canadian border folks asked him if he had any firearms with him, he said no. They checks his truck anyway and found the above-photographed 75 of them, all of which have now been seized and which will almost certainly be destroyed.
Foster was stupid, no doubt. He could have declared and had sealed most all of the long guns, and just shipped the handguns and Canada-unfriendly rifles via UPS or Fed-Ex to himself in Alaska and had no trouble. But instead, he tried to be slick about it and got caught.
Looking over the collection, which probably took a lifetime to acquire, I see at least four M1 carbines, what looks to be a Winchester Model 87 shotgun, several 1911s, at east one Luger, a Walther P-38, and several Smiths and Colts that could well be high-dollar collector's pistols. Now all of that nice stuff is gone, just as if Foster had driven it to the docks and pitched it into the ocean. I can kind of feel for him for his loss, but not as much as if he'd been some innocent guy who didn't lose them in an act of criminal stupidity while managing to make both gun owners and Americans look bad all in one fell blow.
Thanks to Rev. Paul for the tip.