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.
Gun possession solves nothing in my eyes, & just adds to the fear of being out, alone or in company. I don't like having to limit where I go, but reality dictates my behavior when I go to town or whatever, & I'm not willing to risk my safety just to go where I really don't need to go. Within town proper, we have a lot of addicts around, small as we are, & I don't want to be near them because knives are the big thing here. For some reason, I actually like to get back home......
Good discussion - I am enjoying the responses here
That is so messed up....
I posted this discussion over a year ago, so it seems odd to have all this response now.
The discussion hasn't stopped in the US. Although discuss is all the damned polititians ever do. The day Zimmerman got off for murdering an unarmed black teen(,about two months ago??) was a sad day indeed. Along with all the school shootings. Elementary school children being murdered.. in their school. Everyone is angry but the damned polititians just want to keep raking in money from the gun lobbyist. Liars and thieves. The whole bunch of them are liars and thieves.
I'm a gun owner but if giving the damned thing up would stop some of this senseless,out of control, violence, I would cheerfully hand it over.
Yes, it's just terrible. We get all the US news here, so are very well aware of all the gun violence, & unfortunately it's beginning to rub off here. The weapons are coming in from the US, which of course is not a thrill. I thought Zimmerman should have had the max punishment, but then what do I know?
Most people thought the same. It was the racial make up that turned it in his favor. Had it been reversed Martin would have been convicted without a second thought. It's the same reason republicans are so disrespectful to our president. They can say it's not racist all they want but it's flat out racism that's behind all this bullshit political fighting. I don't understand it. Tea party my ass. They may as well call themselves the kkk. The only bills that have passed are some crap about renaming a bridge or some nonsense.
They should be ashamed of themselves, They represent only 16% of the people but obstruct any effort to further anything, for anyone, in the US.
Well if it means anything, I have plenty of respect, & admiration for Mr. Obama, as do most Canadians, & was rather shocked at how quickly the back-stabbing began after the first election. Personally I think he's pretty damn great! I wouldn't give Mr. Bush the time of day, & just the sight of him makes me gag!