This is g-d'mned embarrassing. “Screw Canada.” “Another reason not to venture to the dark north.” Gun-related message boards lit up this week over news of the arrest of an American man at the Canadian border. Retired U.S. Army sergeant major Louis DiNatale and his wife were on a romantic getaway from Kentucky to Vermont when they say their GPS led them astray to the border. When DiNatale failed to declare a loaded handgun in the centre console — he says he simply forgot it was there — he was detained for four days and now faces gun-smuggling charges that could land him in prison for three years. “It was an honest mistake,” DiNatale, 46, told Postmedia News Wednesday from Louisville, where he works as a paralegal for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “There’s not even a traffic ticket in my background. Why would I come to Canada to bring a small weapon to smuggle in?”............. I hope LOTS of Americans speak up about this bull-it. This is nothing more than cousins of the same scum-sucking gun grabbing fear mongers that you see in the U.S. who are up here wearing a friggin' uniform. I did the same darned thing years across when I crossed into MT with a whole van load of guns that I'd been shooting earlier in the day and just forgot to take out. That U.S. border guard didn't exactly think it was funny, but he did allow me to abandon my trip to Babb for fireworks, do a U-turn and head home. This is just plain outrageous. The guy was no threat whatsoever. This performance is just part of the constant, irrational fear-mongering we have to put up with. North of the 49th that fear-mongering includes references to American "Gun Culture", whatever the he!! that is. I hope there is a huge uproar. I truly do. Poor bugger.