“There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt”
–Also, Justin Trudeau, more or less
As you may have heard, Prime Dictator Justin Trudeau just banned an enormous list of guns here in Canada. Toronto, and points east, elected the Liberals to a Minority government in 2019, and the former Chief of Police for Toronto was right there, banging the gun control drum.
Toronto has a guns and gangs problem. Not compared to, say, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, or any of those other notorious spots with inner city violence. Toronto is a city of 3 Million people, and in the last fifteen years, 2005 and 2018 were the only two years where they had more than 50 people killed by gunfire.
[Editor’s Note: For reference, Chicago beat that in April… just April]
Well! (Hear that in an ‘aghast, offended Oxford British’ accent for maximum effect) That simply won’t do.
Toronto’s stats are strange. For the ten years Bill Blair was their Chief, Toronto saw between 250 and 350 shootings, between 20 and 52 people killed. In the years since Blair retired, shootings went from 242 to 429 to 581 to 594 to 604. So yes, they are worse since he retired than they’ve ever been.
(Minor side rant about civil rights activists pushing back against proactive street checks by Toronto police deleted here by author. Google “Toronto Police Carding” for more.)
Clearly, the answer is to punish law-abiding Canadians for whatever went wrong after Blair left. (Hear that in Justin Trudeau’s smarmy, condescending tone for maximum effect, but make sure you insert half a dozen “ums” and “ahs” to get it right)
The latest tragedy the Liberals are going to wring for all its worth, is the scumbag who went on a rampage in rural Nova Scotia. (I firmly subscribe to the Some Asshole protocol, so I won’t be naming him here). In case your social-distancing includes not watching the news, like, ever, Some Asshole in a quiet, rural part of Canada’s Maritimes had a fight with his girlfriend at a beach party, attacked her, lit his house on fire, went back to the party, killed seven people there and shot a bunch more. He attacked more people, burned more homes, and evaded capture by using an imitation police car and imitation uniform. He shot one responding police officer, rammed Constable Heidi Stevenson, murdered her, took her weapons, and continued his rampage. Eventually, after a twelve hour shitshow of arson and murder, he was shot by an RCMP ERT member (SWAT).
Do you know what these firearms prohibitions the Prime Dictator has dictated would do to prevent such a massacre?
Sweet Fuck All. (Hear that in a ‘Fuck You Shoresey/Letterkenny’ accent, at maximum volume, for maximum effect)
People who go on murderous rampages, don’t care about licencing. They don’t care about storage laws, they don’t care about magazine capacities, they don’t care about classification and they don’t care about jail. We Know people who go on murderous rampages plan to die at the end. They are hateful, spiteful, and murderous, and they just want to set the new high score before getting zapped.
The Prime Dictator and his minions want to paint law-abiding Canadians with the same brush.
Canadian gun control means passing a safety course and a criminal background check to get your licence to purchase and own. Canadian gun control means Firearms Officers at CFP review every violent offense reported to the police to see whether the suspect is licenced, and suspending it until the allegations are resolved in court. Anathema to Americans, I know, but that’s how our system works.
Canadian gun control means, when Prime Dictator Trudeau says “there is no need in Canada for guns designed to kill the largest amount of people in the shortest amount of time”, you know he’s full of shit because we already have five-round rifle mag limits, machineguns and actual assault rifles are prohibited, and none of the murders in Toronto are being committed with rifles in the first place.
Canadian gun control means, when Prime Dictator Trudeau says, “you don’t need an AR-15 to bring down a deer”, you know he’s full of shit because AR-15s are Restricted and therefore cannot be used for hunting. (Not to mention, .223 is too puny a round for proper deer hunting anyways, which he would know if he’d ever hunted instead of being a part-time Point Grey Drama teacher with a trust fund and a penchant for playing dressup and blackface.)
Deputy Prime Dictator Chrystia Freeland said “This was one of our key planks in our election campaign, and we received a strong mandate from Canadians to act on gun control” at a time where the Liberal Party has minority status in Parliament. The Liberals lost their house majority status, so they have to work with their political opponents to get anything done, and that’s a terribly gauche thing for the Natural Ruling Party (their words, not fuckin’ mine) to have to do. Rather than pass legislation to criminalize a whole demographic of Canadians, they bypassed Parliament entirely, by just issuing an order. The order was not read in the house, voted upon, passed on to the Senate, reviewed, and then sent on to the Governor General to make it law. Not in the slightest. They just said, “Make it so” and so they did.
Prime Dictator Trudeau was famously asked in 2013 what other country he admired. The Dictator In Chief replied, “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say, ‘We need to go green … we need to start investing in solar.”
In this case, he’s dictating that peaceful, law-abiding Canadians will be criminalized for the sins of murderous assholes. Perhaps that Evil Twin goatee he’s sporting these days isn’t just a fashion statement, it’s a policy statement.