Speaking of the 51st state...

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:03:13 -0400

On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 08:07:56PM -0800, John Evdemon wrote:
> On Tuesday, January 15, 2002 11:35 PM, Owen Byrne wrote:
> > 
> > Hearing on the news here that US Customs Officers are going
> > to set up shop right here in the port of Halifax, Nova
> > Scotia. Already a concern is whether they will be carrying
> > guns (when Canadian Customs doesn't).
> Why would this be a problem? 
I'm sure there won't be Canadian customs officers in New York City. 

> Perhaps a better question is why aren't Canadian Customs
> officers armed?  How are they expected to defend themselves?
In some parts of the world police officers don't even carry guns.