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Gun-loving U.S. cop draws Twitter jeers after 'aggressive' encounter with Canadians. lol

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U.S. cop gets pilloried by Canadians on Twitter

A Michigan cop and his wife go for a walk in Nose Hill Park in Calgary. What follows, by his own account in a letter to the Calgary Herald, is an encounter with two men that he didn't want to have. Walt Wawra's criticism of Canadian gun laws is now a Twitter sensation - #nosehillgentlemen

  1. The 20-year veteran of the Kalamazoo, Michigan, police department, carries an "off-duty hand-gun" when in Michigan. But while visiting Calgary with his wife he found it strange not to be able to do so. Here is the rest of the encounter:

    "Recently, while out for a walk in Nose Hill Park, in broad daylight on a paved trail, two young men approached my wife and me. The men stepped in front of us, then said in a very aggressive tone: 'Been to the Stampede yet?'" writes Mr. Wawra in his letter to the editor.

    The 20-year veteran of the Kalamazoo, Michigan, police department, carries an "off-duty hand-gun" when in Michigan. But while visiting Calgary with his wife he found it strange not to be able to do so. Here is the rest of the encounter:

    We ignored them. The two moved closer, repeating: "Hey, you been to the Stampede yet?"

    I quickly moved between these two and my wife, replying, "Gentle-men, I have no need to talk with you, goodbye." They looked bewildered, and we then walked past them.

    I speculate they did not have good intentions when they approached in such an aggressive, disrespectful and menacing manner. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ they did not pull a weapon of some sort, but rather concluded it was in their best interest to leave us alone.

    Would we not expect a uniformed officer to pull his or her weapon to intercede in a life-or-death encounter to protect self, or another? Why then should the expectation be lower for a citizen of Canada or a visitor? Wait, I know - it's because in Canada, only the criminals and the police carry handguns.

  2. Speaking to the CBC, Mr. Wawra said he has no regrets writing the letter.

    “What concerned me is two young men just approached us and stopped us, stopping us by being in our path, and [began] talking to us without even being welcome to talk to us. They just took it upon themselves to yell at us.”

  3. In between guffaws at all of the jokes being made at Mr. Wawra's expense, I started to feel a bit sorry for the guy. Not because people were mocking his formal language or behaviour, but because I can't imagine what it must be like to live in a world where I'm suspicious of every stranger, every casual encounter, every uninvited interaction... I appreciate the levity of #NoseHillGentlemen, if for no other reason that it reaffirms how sensible the majority of us are about guns and gun control... To me, it says that we assume people have good intentions until they show us otherwise. Just one more reason to be thankful that I'm raising my kids here, in the True North Strong & Free.

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Full story complete with 'tweets' can be found here : http://www.theglobea...article4471289/

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Unbelievable. A couple of guys most likely being friendly. This guy complaining he didn't have his gun on him..WoW. And he's a police officer....

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Hmmm... I guess he hasn't been to the Stampede yet.

This anti-cowtown view reminds me of how the poor UFC card there was booed lowdly. So much so that 'F---ing hicks!' was aired by one of the UFC people at the closing.

But as a career criminal, i now know that Michigan has ultra-p---y cops. Thank you.

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:lol:

Well he is lucky he wasn't going for a walk in Fish Creek Park...................I would have just run him over with my mountain bike ::D

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This makes me proud to be Canadian. If I'm stopped on a walk by seemingly friendly conversation, I would reply friendly. This cop instead implies that the two men were being aggressive, trying to hurt a complete stranger.

No surprise that the US leads the world in shootings per capita.

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Sooooo.....

....apparently "the Lord Jesus Christ" decided to intrevene in a situation where a gun-loving cop pretty much admits that he would have shot these two people, had he had a gun in his possession at the time....

....but, there was no "divine intervention" when another gun lover went into a school in an ultra-religious Amish community in Pennsylvania and shot 10 little girls....

The Lord sure does pick his spots....

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Sooooo.....

....apparently "the Lord Jesus Christ" decided to intrevene in a situation where a gun-loving cop pretty much admits that he would have shot these two people, had he had a gun in his possession at the time....

....but, there was no "divine intervention" when another gun lover went into a school in an ultra-religious Amish community in Pennsylvania and shot 10 little girls....

The Lord sure does pick his spots....

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