An Indiana police officer is in hot water after he allegedly handed his gun to a stranger because he didn’t have it in him to put a badly injured young deer out of its misery.

The incident occurred Saturday in the front of Jerry Anderson’s home in Richmond, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Anderson said a young driver struck the deer during an accident on Chester Boulevard, leaving it severely injured.

A crowd gathered at the scene, and the police officer, who was not named, responded.

Anderson said he went inside his home to get his own pistol to euthanize the deer, but was surprised to find someone else preparing to shoot the animal — with the police officer's gun.

"I went inside to get my gun, and when I came out, my wife told me that [the officer] said he couldn’t do it," Anderson said.

"She said he had tears in his eyes, and he handed his gun to a stranger — his loaded gun."

Anderson said one man on the scene said he had a gun permit in Ohio, but didn’t have it in his possession.

"… And [the officer] gave his weapon to (the man) to shoot the deer," Anderson continued. "You should never hand your weapon to a person in a crowd."

Anderson said he was surprised the officer didn’t disperse the crowd prior to the shooting.

Police officials acknowledged that a deer was struck and later killed on Saturday, but did not provide any additional details.

Richmond Police Department Maj. Kevin Wampler said the incident is being investigated and that the unidentified officer would face disciplinary action if the allegations are true.

The alleged act is not a criminal violation, Wampler said.

Obviously, whoever that officer is, he is not meant for that line of work.

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News From Canada: Police Seize Guns From Citizens In Calgary

June 28th

As a result of heavy rain, flooding took place in the town of High River in Calgary.

Then the unexpected took place, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police there then took advantage of the extreme flooding to seize guns from the homes of evacuated citizens.

The RCMP seized a "substantial amount" of firearms, telling homeowners the purpose was to control weapons and store them for safekeeping.

Sgt. Brian Topham said, “We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are.”

Canadian residents of the town are outraged!

Homeowner Brenda Lackey said, “I find that absolutely incredible that they have the right to go into a person’s belongings out of their home. When people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay.”

Another resident said, “It’s just like Nazi Germany, just taking orders.”
The RCMP also prevented citizens from entering the town south of Calgary through a blockade.

”This is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms,” resident Charles Timpano said.

This recent move by the Canadian police is similar to what happened in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Eddie Compass, New Orleans Police Superintendent, ordered local police and US Army National Guard soldiers to seize all firearms from citizens.

Compass said, “No one will be able to be armed. Guns will be taken. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”

New Orleans citizens had their guns taken by police with no warrants and excessive force. One particularly memorable incident in New Orleans happened when 58-year-old Patricia Konie was violently assaulted and then arrested for refusing to give police an old revolver.

The police had entered her home in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The recent firearm confiscation in Canada is a reminder that governments anywhere will abuse its power if not kept in check.

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