If you've ever been in a white-knuckle terror trap, surrounded by thugs and bullies, you probably had the comfort of knowing that if you had to, you could shoot your way out. But take a look at this horrifying letter from an ex-Michigan policeman to the Calgary Herald!
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?"
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.
Walt Wawra, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Mr and Mrs Wawra are currently undergoing therapy for post-traumatic stress after their life-or-death encounter. The sad thing is, this tragedy might have been avoided if only Walt been allowed to carry, and discharge, his weapon into these assailants.
Canadians are known for their bloodthirsty and lawless ways, and my advice to the Wawras is to never go ther again in the future. Between thir savagery and their socialist, inferior health care system, it's just too dangerous.