On August 8, 2020, PolySeSouvient, one of Canada’s gun ban advocacy groups, put out this tweet:
The implication is the handgun owner is responsible for the theft of his or her handguns, not the criminals.
There is no fault, no blame assigned to the thieves who broke into the house, then into the gun safe to steal these handguns, despite a minimum of three Criminal Code violations before they ever left the scene of the crime.
It’s the gun owner’s fault for owning handguns.
According to PolySeSouvient, the solution to criminals breaking into homes and stealing other people’s stuff is to ban anything criminals might want to steal.
By PolySeSouvient’s logic, vehicles are responsible for both drunk drivers and car thieves, kitchen utensils are responsible for obesity, and home owners are responsible for criminals breaking into their houses.
Want to stop thieves? Ban home ownership.
Want to stop drunk driving? Ban cars.
Want to stop rape? Ban men.
Want to stop prostitution? Ban women.
Their solution is so brilliant that, frankly, I’m a little ashamed of myself for not thinking of this idea first.
I am, however, having a hard time envisioning this utopian society were nobody has stuff or houses to put it in.
I suppose it will solve the poverty problem, though, but winters are rather chilly in most parts of Canada. I’m no shrinking violet, but I still don’t want to live outside in February, hiding in a snowbank with no clothes just so someone can’t steal them from me.
Blinded By Hatred
PolySeSouvient’s visceral hatred of guns blinds them to many basic facts of civil society.
- It’s against the law to steal someone else’s stuff.
- It’s against the law to murder someone with a handgun.
- It’s against the law to possess a handgun while subject to a Firearms Prohibition Order.
- It’s against the law to possess a handgun without a valid Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence and a Registration Certificate for it.
None of these laws stopped Darnell Reid from brutally murdering Darian Hailey Henderson-Bellman, yet I don’t recall a single tweet about her tragic death from PolySeSouvient.
Couldn’t find a single one when I searched their Twitter feed, either.
Screaming from the rooftops about the domestic violence murder of a young woman by a man with an illegal handgun, one would think, would be at the top of their list of advocacy items.
But it’s not.
If PolySeSouvient truly cared about saving lives and stopping bad people from doing terrible things with illegal guns, fixing Canada’s broken Firearm Prohibition Order system is an obvious place to start.
That PolySeSouvient, and every other group like them, refuses to lift a finger to fix Canada’s failed Firearm Prohibition Order system says more about PolySeSouvient’s true motives than any moronic tweet blaming the victim of crime for the actions of the perpetrator.
On that note, I’ll leave the last word to Twitter user @TriqnTori:
So victims of crime are responsible for what happens to them.
Now do #poly
What did those 14 women do to deserve what happened to them?
— TriqnTori (@TriqnTori) August 8, 2020
Hello Mr: d Armani
I hope you are having a good day! You write some good pieces but your subject matter is not applicable to the problem. The action gun banners know that banning guns does not stop or curtail crime. Their total argument is designed around the stupid Canadian public. The real reason you, me, must not own a gun is that the action gun banners can not put in place their desired plan that they insist is where the the weak government must take our country!!!!! And you and me are not part of that plan…You Dig.
Arie Intveld says
Okay, PolySeSouvient … now let’s see your vitriolic Tweet about the “weapons designed for killing the most people in the shortest time” stolen from, or lost by, law enforcement.
30 years as a victim advocacy nagger and yet, your moral smugness is still deficit to the morality of group of survivors who actually stopped their attackers themselves.
In dereliction of your own responsibility for personal safety, you’ve consciously chosen to “outsource” any possible need for violence. I respect your choice but do not force upon anyone else. Doing so violates a principle Charter right.
What do they think of the 22 out east and the lack of a proper solution from the rcmo? This is unhealthy for them, let it go ladies live the rest of your lives. Don’t let such a horrible thing define your life, move past it. You can. Just pretend they had success and lobbied the gov successfully, how would they feel knowing a polytechnique cold happen again, just as easily maybe not even with a gun. I am surprised someone hasn’t pulled a fire alarm and tried to mow down students on the lawn with a vehicle, clearly more effective. We should work to prevent that. This would not be an elaborate crime to pull of either. So ban v8 engines too much torque/ time and ban 4 cyl turbos same deal.You are the school shooting every day, let it go its almost been a quarter of a century ladies. Don’t you have anything better to do? Can you imagine telling them that a gun could have saved their lives, i feel they would rather accept death at this point. I wonder how consistent the story is year to year. or if little bits have been added.. We need a counter lobbyist group to shut down this abomination. Where is the columbine shooting committee. We need a younger woman firearms enthusiast to politely point of the flaws and stand up to these ladies. I am tired of you go retire or get a real job allready. Explosives are pretty easy to synthesize and you cannot prevent that, so we don’t worry about it.
31 years my bad, 4 years before my time – this is what gave us these zany laws jeez