[QUOTE=Praxius;1412128]How about all the gun runners/smugglers from the US who ship weapons into our country which directly tie into many of our gun-related crimes?
Tell me the last time you heard the Canadian Government or Courts demand from the US to extradite one of their citizens for committing crimes in our nation without even stepping foot in it. When was the last case where the US shipped one of their gun smugglers to our country to face charges and jail time?
I looked for the answer a couple of days ago and found nothing. The closest I could find was during a particular case the government alerted US officials about one of their citizens smuggling weapons that were directly linked to crimes in our nation.... but it ended there. There was no information on whether the US officials ever bothered looking into the matter, let alone if they ever charged/arrested the person in question.
Emery sold some seeds on the web to some people in the US..... they weren't even plants, yet the US considers each seed as one fully grown plant and charge as such..... yet anybody who ever grew a flower, tomato plant or apple tree.... frig, even a kid in grade 3 growing a potato or bean for a class project could tell you that not every seed is assured to grow, let alone even sprout a leaf.
And pot doesn't even kill people, be that directly or indirectly..... but those weapons being shipped across our border from the US do.... they're designed specifically to do so, so where are all these gun runners being extradited to our country to face the law?
Hmmm... there's a tumble weed blowing by, but nobody lined up for extradition..... how odd.
People who murder and rape get lesser jail times then Emery, and they won't even send him back here to serve the rest of his sentence.
And people think that's a brilliant idea?
If Emery is really that bad of a person and that much of a danger to society, especially towards the US, wouldn't you guys think that it'd be a bad idea to send him to a medium security US prison where he is surrounded by US criminals who know the US system and could possibly end up as future contacts whom can ship more pot into the US for him??
I think you are trying to justify one wrong by pointing to another. Just because the US attitude toward firearms makes little sense does not mean that helping Americans break the law is justified. You cannot justify one wrong by pointing to another.
So far as Mr. Emery was concerned he knew exactly what he was doing and dared the Americans to do something about it. They did so by asking the Canadian justice system to extradite Emery to the US and the Canadian courts agreed with them. Extradition to the US from Canada is not always a given, but if Canadian law supports American law then it can happen. You and Mr. Emery might not like US laws regarding marijuana possession, but isn't it up to the Americans to change their own laws if they don't make sense? I don't agree with a great many things that occur in the US, but it does not mean that I send materials across the border in order to help Americans break the law.