Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A recent incident involving an armed American criminal at a border crossing has lead to calls for Canada Customs border inspectors to be armed. Today while buying a donut at the local Tim Hortons I noticed a CN Rail police officer sitting in one booth. He was armed. It brought up the obvious thought that if a railroad cop is armed then shouldn't at least some Customs officers be as well? After all they are more likely to face smugglers, terrorists, or other potentially threatening people, not that its hard to imagine situations where a CN Police officer would need a firearm.

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