How dare this man come to my country as a tourist, & behave in that manner!!!!! Guns before questions is a lot of the damn problem with people, & frankly I'm bloody sick of it!!!
American police officer bemoans lack of guns in Canada
08/08/2012 1:01:00 PM
by Sameer Vasta
A police officer from Michigan was tempted to pull out his handgun after a seemingly-friendly encounter in a Calgary park. I, for one, am glad he wasn't allowed to have one with him.
Yet another example of the Ugly American abroad. Yeah, makes me proud to be a Yankee.
A lot of us Americans are damn sick of it too. We have the Second Amendment to our Constitution, which was written in a very different time and culture, and is being misinterpreted by the gun-nuts, who just happen to have a very strong lobby.
And it's only getting worse. Google Florida's gun laws about pediatricians not being allowed to discuss gun safety and storage with parents, and remember the Trayvon Martin case. Shoot first, ask questions later. Yup, we have a lot of problems down here, and our government is NOT on our side.
Well put, Natalie.
What kind of social skills does a person like this have, when he feels so threatened that he has to resort to a weapon to console himself or insure his personal security in a public situation? Is he so dependent on his supposed ace-in-the-hole that any unexpected encounter amounts to a threat in his eyes?
The situation is pathetic, and Mr. Wawra even more so.
My aunt just moved back to Canada; it is comforting to know one of us will be safe, and I'm not referring to myself. I also am an embarrassed US citizen.