Expert sees little hope for ban on armoured vehicles
Alberta’s top cops revealed a criminal roadblock in the battle againstgang warfare yesterday, intended to park armoured vehicles targeted byflying bullets.
Alberta’s top cops revealed a criminal roadblock in the battle against gang warfare yesterday, intended to park armoured vehicles targeted by flying bullets.
The legislation will force armoured vehicles to pass an inspection.
While the initiative is proactive, Canadian gang expert Michael Chettleburgh predicts the blow will be anything but major.
“It’s not going to change the gang dynamic in Alberta remarkably in any way,” he said. “If you believe that your life is at risk, which is the ultimate price to pay for your gang involvement, I think you’re still going to continue to get your car armour-plated.”
Cars with professional after-market security enhancements can slip by even a discriminating eye, he said, predicting the legislation will likely net less than 10 vehicles.
“They’re a needle in a haystack,” he said.