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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

    Wasn't my point at all.... the twitter dude, claims to be a retired cop, yet he used NONE of the training he should have had to be a cop. You don't go from ignoring two guys to brandishing your weapon. He did NONE of the intermediate steps in force application. Apparently for him it is ignore the 'threat' to shoot the threat, no middle ground.

    And what was the threat? Did the two attack them? Did the two touch them? Did the two even verbally degrade them?

    Thinking if the retired 'cop' is that fearful of so mild a meeting he had no business carrying anyway.

    While on the subject, there are a multitude of lesser defense weapons/systems available, he didn't think about that, only his whine over not being allowed to conceal carry in a different country.

    If I was a cynical man I'd say this was total hogwash pandering to the 'gun' totting right wing.

    Cops, real cops, know many more ways to deal with a threat other than shoot it.

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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

    so - just some random person making up stories and lies on the net? Not new.
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    I have to agree with the officer. It doesn't matter if it's in the middle of a crowded street in broad daylight, I do not care to be disturbed from going about my activities by anyone. I don't talk to strangers. I don't even recognize the existance of panhandlers and their ilk. I go out of my way to be armed and ready as much of the time as humanly possible. It's just like I was taught many years ago.... "BE PREPARED".

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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Cops, real cops, know many more ways to deal with a threat other than shoot it.
    Yeah, but none of them are any good unless you're armed.

    I've noticed that people are a lot more polite to a person who is openly carrying a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Yeah, but none of them are any good unless you're armed AND WILLING TO USE IT.
    While the gun is best, any weapon that you are actually willing to use is generally a pretty reasonable form of defense. People don't want to bleed and whether you stick them, batter them with a baton, or shoot them; most just don't want to deal with it.

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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

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    good to here you do get out of the house from time to time, would have bet you stay down in the basement. Course one thing to keep in mind, once you leave the USofA you leave the 2nd A behind so choose the country you flee to carefully. You can't concealed carry in Canada as in the story that started this, along with a whole host of other nations. What new country are you moving to that allows concealed carry?

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    don't know if the story is real or not, do know the retired 'cop' must not have been on the street much. His reactions and whines are more like an imaginary civilian than a veteran cop. Or a never been puffing up like he has a clue what is really going on...

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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

    So - chunk this into the 'likely not at all true' file stash
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    I know alot of cops who have had idiots/drunks/druggies/domestics go south even though the Officer was in uniform, sidearm fully in view. They have never had to shoot the bad guy. There is an escalation of force, it isn't ignore to brandish...

    If having a concealed weapon on you is what gives you the courage to walk around outside and deal with people who talk to you I think a reevaluation is in order. My incident in New Orleans was while I was not packing a firearm, I didn't need a firearm to 'be brave'.

    Some folks need a security blanket to go out in public and some don't.

    I just found the whine over two guys wanting to ask a question a bit much...

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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    So - let me follow here:

    Where he lives- they're not allowed to own firearms.
    He was with his wife and whether or not we would have felt threatened in that situation aside - he felt threatened.
    He mused over twitter that perhaps it would have been nice to have been able to protect himself and his wife amid a potentially dangerous situation.

    I don't know - his desire to be able to protect self and spouse seems reasonable to me. . . controversial? No.
    He is from Wisconsin, visiting Calgary I would gather for the Stampede and potentially friends and family. He states he carries a weapon back in the US. Handguns are restricted weapons in Canada, and for private individuals only allowed for target shooting. They are to be stored in a safe secure manner when in transport or at home. They can only be used at registared shooting ranges as well
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    Re: 'Nose Hill Gentlemen' pro-gun letter sparks Twitter frenzy

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Yeah, but none of them are any good unless you're armed.

    I've noticed that people are a lot more polite to a person who is openly carrying a firearm.
    That is not being polite, that is being scared the guy is a nut job and will shoot you if you look at him funny
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