The Therapy Sessions
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Canada: Armed Agents Needed on U.S. Border:
A Canadian Senate report says customs agents and inspectors along the Canadian side of the world's longest unarmed border should be trained and allowed to carry firearms in an effort to prevent terrorist threats.
In a report to be released Wednesday, the Senate Committee on National Security and Defense will recommend that Parliament consider arming customs officers along the 4,000-mile border with the United States.
While U.S. Border Patrol (search) agents along the frontier are armed, officers of the Canada Border Services Agency (search) are not allowed to carry firearms.
I don't even know why this should have become an issue.
Should Canadian border patrols carry firearms?
Of course they should.
How exactly do you protect anything without guns?