Harper's office issued a statement Friday morning in quick reaction to the news that the RCMP had taken some firearms that they said weren't stored properly in empty homes.
"If any firearms were taken, we expect they will be returned to their owners as soon as possible," the statement said. "We believe the RCMP should focus on more important tasks such as protecting lives and private property."
Evidently, staff in the PMO don't use logic before making blatheringly idiotic statements like the one bolded above. By my understanding, if the guns are already seized, and in the safe possession of the RCMP, clearly attempting to return them to their owners as soon as possible is detracting from the more important tasks described.
Logically, it would be clearly best for the RCMP to make no attempt whatsoever to return the guns, and simply let the careless owners contact the Police to recover them. But that is logic, something quite lacking in the PMO...