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!!! Then he has to bring up his 'lawd jeezuzz cryst' in his letter as if that makes a difference to what wanted to do!!!!!
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.
Just ignore the guy. They like to go around and tell people what to do.
This guy is too gun-happy to be trusted, even in law enforcement, so hopefully he stays away from here.
I am liking Canada more and more and liking the US less and less.
Not that we don't have issues here, but the gun first BS is just not us, & we generally don't go to another's country as a visitor with that attitude either.
I found this to be SO messed up when I read it.
The Canadians did not act in a threatening manner, they were unarmed, and they simply asked a friendly question. I have lived in Alberta (though I am an Ontario born-and-raised gal). The people there are so genuinely friendly and always talkative. I remember being quite confused when strangers would approach me while I was on a walk and just start chatting. It is not common here in ON, but I just found it refreshingly strange, not threatening.
How dare this visitor insist that because he has the right to be a douchebag in his own country, that we should allow such offensive behavior here!
I live in BC, but was born in Calgary, & have never seen anything like this from anyone, resident or tourist....ever..... cop or not!!! Pleasantries are exchanged here all the time & I have never been around anything which made me feel threatened. If something has made me a little uncomfortable, I change direction to avoid.....simple. I hope the border bars him from here should he ever try another.....visit!!!!