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#1 Hum

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 15:55

RICHMOND, British Columbia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Canadian police urged the public to think twice about walking around on rainy days carrying an umbrella made to look like a rifle. :huh:

The harmless but alarming umbrella brought police to a bus stop in Richmond, B.C., after commuters saw a man who appeared to have a genuine rifle over his shoulder.

There were some tense moments as the mistake was sorted out, and police said things could have ended tragically had the man made a sudden move, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

"If it appeared that he was actually shouldering the rifle — if our officers believed he was about to fire — I mean, our officers would have no choice," said Richmond RCMP Sgt. Sherrdean Turley.

CBC News said the store where the so-called gunbrella was sold decided to discontinue the line.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:15

Time we start regulating and restricting umbrellas and assault weapon looking umbrellas too, seems the average CAnadian can't tell the difference between a real gun and an umbrella

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:18

Time we start regulating and restricting umbrellas and assault weapon looking umbrellas too, seems the average CAnadian can't tell the difference between a real gun and an umbrella


From a distance it would look like a gun...

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:22

Time we start regulating and restricting umbrellas and assault weapon looking umbrellas too, seems the average CAnadian can't tell the difference between a real gun and an umbrella


You're saying it like it's a bad thing.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:23

Time we start regulating and restricting umbrellas and assault weapon looking umbrellas too, seems the average CAnadian can't tell the difference between a real gun and an umbrella

Just like the average American can't spell the word "Canadian", or be able to even point out Canada on a map.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:30

Just like the average American can't spell the word "Canadian", or be able to even point out Canada on a map.


Everyone knows Canada is the hat of America, and I don't see an extra capital letter as a misspell, most don't know to capitalize the names of countries

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 21:53

^ Someone admits that Canada is part of America -- our continent. :p

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:05

That would indeed be tragic to get killed for pulling out your umbrella. As nervous as everyone is these days over guns, he should have knew better than to carry this umbrella out in public.