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Walt Wawra To Write Second Letter To The Editor, About Guns

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Walt Wawra to write second letter to the editor, regarding lack of guns in Canada. (AP)
Walt Wawra to write second letter to the editor, regarding lack of guns in Canada. (AP)

Walt Wawra, a U.S. police officer who encountered online ridicule after writing a letter lamenting not having his gun during a visit to Calgary, plans to write a second letter.

This time it is to clarify the incident, he says.

“I like truth — I don’t like conjecture,” he told the Calgary Herald.

“If I bear some kind of responsibility for any kind of misinformation or misunderstanding, that is something I would like to clear up.”

Wawra's letter sparked a Twitter frenzy, with many Canadians taking the opportunity to ridicule U.S. gun laws.

A tweet referenced a Calgary restaurant that placed a sign that read, “Have you been to the Stampede yet? Just kidding. Don’t shoot me."

The Calgary Stampede got in on the fun and tweeted, "We also want to know if you’ve been to the Stampede yet? If not, a reminder that next year’s dates are July 5-14."

It turns out this isn't the first time Wawra has expressed his opinion via letters to the editor.

Last year, when President Obama invited rapper Common to the White House, right after Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata in Kalamazoo, Mich., died in the line of duty, Wawra wrote to the Kalamazoo Gazette, saying that the invitation was a disservice to the country, as the rapper celebrated the death of cops.

However, some have argued that while Wawra's approach may not be the best, his argument has merit.

National Post's article titled, "How not to make the case for concealed-carry of handguns," suggested that until society finds a way to eliminate mass shootings, Wawra's argument is understandable.

Wawra's letter, and the ensuing media storm, continues to fuel a debate on gun control and highlights cultural differences between Canada and U.S.

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