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Old 04-08-2015, 19:53   #1
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Should Calgary police officers be allowed to take their weapons home?

A semi-automatic patrol rifle inside a locked hard cover carrying case was stolen out of an off-duty Calgary Police officer’s personal car Saturday night, in a car prowling. Superintendent Kevan Stuart, with Calgary Police says there will be a firearms investigation to determine if there was any breach made by the officer, just like there would be for any other citizen. “I am going to say that right out, and I know that is going to create some controversy. But we do not want our officers taking their firearms home. There is nothing good that can come of that. Most officers leave their handguns at their office where they work. Which is the smart thing to do,” Stuart said.

Should Calgary Police be allowed to take their guns home?
Yes – but only if they are stored properly
No – all police weapons should be locked up where they work


http://globalnews.ca/news/1922229/pa...e-members-car/
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Old 04-08-2015, 19:55   #2
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No – all police weapons should be locked up where they work 59.75%

Yes – but only if they are stored properly 40.25%
http://globalnews.ca/news/1922229/patrol-rifle-stolen-out-of-calgary-police-members-car/
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Old 04-08-2015, 19:56   #3
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Crap happens.
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Old 04-12-2015, 21:07   #4
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Yes – but only if they are stored properly 56.07%

No – all police weapons should be locked up where they work 43.93%


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Old 05-04-2015, 19:44   #5
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Old 05-04-2015, 19:46   #6
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You can't trust Canadians - they shouldn't have guns.
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Old 05-04-2015, 19:55   #7
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They don't have as much experience with an entrenched criminal demographic entity as their neighbors to the south, at least not yet.

Any gun left in a vehicle must be secured, even up there in North Mayberry.
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:31   #8
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No – all police weapons should be locked up where they work 27.93%
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:45   #9
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After reading the article, I'm still unclear about whether or not the officer violated the department's firearms policy in any way, shape, or form. If he did violate policy, it is only reasonable that he receives appropriate disciplinary action.
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Old 05-09-2015, 13:17   #10
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As a former Canadian I feel safer knowing that there may be an armed officer in my neighborhood that could respond to an emergency if need be.
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Old 05-09-2015, 16:00   #11
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LE is always a LE just like a MD
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Old 05-09-2015, 16:07   #12
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I believe that if you trust an LEO to carry a gun/guns during their working hours, why couldn't you trust them during their off hours. People generally are the same all day every day so I wouldn't expect them to get dumber/more untrustworthy, just because they are off the clock.

Good drivers have accidents at any time, not just when they are driving after work.
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Police should always have access to their weapons and service comm unit. If they can be trusted on duty, I certainly trust them when they are off-duty/ready status.
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Old 05-14-2015, 18:03   #14
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Police should always have access to their weapons and service comm unit. If they can be trusted on duty, I certainly trust them when they are off-duty/ready status.

Citizens should have access to their weapons. You can tax the crap out of the citizen but can't trust him with a handgun? Rubbish!

Your right though police should too. Over a decade ago, we went to Anchorage and it pissed me off that I had to ship my handgun to the PD there. I was a LEO at the time.
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