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Seems there was some shooting. full story

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An unspecified number of Canadian border agents, who are unarmed, left their posts during the incident because they were concerned about their safety, said Paula Shore, a spokeswoman for the Canada Border Services Agency.
 

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I wonder if they were french canadians?
 

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They would just be normal Cdns from B.C., & I cannot say I would blame them from hiking out of possible trouble. After all for a number of years the Border Patrol have been asking for the right to carry side-arms & naturally to be trained in the use of them.

I can see why the ex-Liberal Govt hesitated for you probably know it takes a lot of time to teach a police officer how to use a side-arm & without continual practicing they will have trouble hitting a barn door.

In fact when the RCMP switched from revolver to semi-auto each police officer came to our range with over 600 rnds of ammo & even then sometimes did not pass so would start over again. Note that some of this was caused because they had to quit training execises due to being at a court case, possibly illness, to being necessary to fill in for a few fellow officers that were off the job for a few days or a week. So a lot of 9mm ammo was fired at our indoor range under the instructions of the h/gun training officer & believe me they did not come from this area, but from some distance away & reason they used our indoor range for a number of months. So do note these were RCMP Constables that were fully trained with the revolver, still the change over to a 9mm semi-auto was quite dramatic along with tight fitting holsters & such. Fortunately they now receive all the above at Boot Camp in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Also some of the border patrol people tend to quit after a few months on the job or they might stick it out though they are NOT like RCMP Constables or city police or Provincial Police in that they go over a more thorough examination & have to come up with a pretty good excuse as to why they might quit after a year.

Lastly I am only 53 miles north of the USA/Cdn border on hwy 97 with Osoyoss on the Cdn side & Oriville on the American side. I use to travel across the border about once a month though have not gone across since '77 for it took some time to clean my criminal record of Dangerous Driving. Since then the few American m/c riders I might visit are no longer with a small General Goods store & it was just down for a cuppa with them & home again. Obviously I use to see & get to talk with American & Cdn Boarder Guards with the Americans being interested in what I had in the matter of h/guns-----back home mind you.
 

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Sounds like their border patrol are about like our airport baggage checkers....
 
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