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
“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.
Ridicule, outrage and harsh words followed as Canadians reacted on social media to Walt Wawra’s letter.
As rightly they should; what a paranoid jack-off.
This is our country, Yankee cop, not yours; we do things our way here, and will decide for ourselves how we want to do things; you go ahead and do things your way down there; we won’t tell you how to run your country, when we visit; and we ask you to show the same courtesy, douchebag. Capiche?
Oh and to the Calgary Herald, giving him a platform? You suck.
P.S. The job of police, everywhere, is to enforce the law; not to tell others what the laws should be. That’s up to the legislatures and courts to decide, not the police…