We live in an increasingly bizarre world where wrong is deemed right, and law-abiding citizens are treated like criminals.
Marco Mendicino, Canada’s latest Public Safety Minister, boasted this nonsense on Twitter:
“This is a government that is prepared to take the steps that are necessary. We’ve already put into place additional restrictions and prohibitions on assault-style guns. We banned 1,500 of them and we’re prepared to do more. We need to do more.”
If only a Liberal saying “doing more” meant taking illegal guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Alas, it does not.
It means more restrictions on Canadians who obey the law while ignoring drug dealers, gang members and a variety of other criminals who shoot up downtown Toronto nightly with illegal handguns often smuggled into Canada.
It means reducing prison time for these firearm offences:
- Robbery with a firearm
- Extortion with a firearm
- Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
- Possession of firearm or weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized
- Possession of weapon obtained by commission of offence
- Weapons trafficking (excluding firearms and ammunition)
- Discharging firearm with intent
- Discharging firearm — recklessness
It was laughable to watch Minister Mendicino defend this stupidity during the December 16th SECU Committee Meeting.
No, in the land of All Things Liberal, licensed gun owners are the evil scourge to be removed from society, not the degenerates shooting up our cities with no concern for who they kill or who gets caught in the crossfire.
Firearm Prohibition Order Violators
Instead of focusing on P.A.L. holders, our Public Safety Minister ought to pay attention to the never-ending stream of Firearm Prohibition Order violators.
- From December 1 to December 20, 2021, 48 repeat violent offenders charged with 111 counts of violating an existing Firearm Prohibition Order and a litany of other serious crimes.
And we’re only one third of the way through December. Details on these repeat offenders is available on my Firearm Prohibition Order Violators tracking page.
Criminal Violence News
This is a sampling of the shootings reported so far this month.
December 1, 2021
December 2, 2021
- Early morning shooting in Winnipeg’s West End leaves man in hospital
- Youth in custody after bringing pellet gun to local high school
December 3, 2021
December 5, 2021
- Attempted murder charges following overnight stabbing in Vaughan
- Brampton shooting sends 2 people to hospital in life-threatening condition
December 7, 2021
December 8, 2021
December 9, 2021
- Three youth in custody after replica firearm sends Brampton school into lockdown: police
- Victim of Surrey shooting not co-operating with investigation: RCMP
December 10, 2021
December 12, 2021
December 14, 2021
- Teen taken to hospital after shooting in Junction Triangle
- Toronto police identify victim in Scarborough nightclub shooting
December 16, 2021
December 17, 2021
Gerry Kirkham. says
Hi Christopher, I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. There is a symbiotic relationship between the government and criminals. When crime gets out of hand, the public becomes more fearful, and call for the “government to do something”. With a fearful public, as with the Covid fear porn, they are much more controllable and compliant. Most also don’t pay much attention to government law creation, and are blissfully unaware of most changes. This is how the government gets away with such things as removing mandatory minimum sentences. Doing it for firearm offenses is just twisting the knife for lawful firearm owners, and lets the criminals get off with lighter sentencing. They view most lawful owners as opposed to liberal policies, and therefore probably take great delight in twisting that knife.
I often wonder what they will do, once they have succeeded in removing all legal firearms from Canadian society, yet still have out of control drugs, crimes, and shootings. Once they create the Time Machine society of Eloi’s and Morlock’s, do they not understand that the Morlocks will also come to eat them? On the other hand, if they turn all of us firearms owners in to criminals, will it not then be open season on them? Once we all become designated as a criminals, then all lawful restrictions are gone, and as outlaws, it becomes survival of the fittest. It’s hard to believe that it would be the outcome they desire, but it appears that is the direction we are headed. I think Orwell wrote his book as dystopian novel, not a planning manual. Sigh!
Christopher, for what it’s worth, I do wish you and your family a sincerely happy Christmas, and perhaps we can all hope for a better new year. I’m hesitant to say it can’t get any worse, as we all know it can, and probably will. All I can offer, is for us all to prepare accordingly, and be vigilant. As long as we have people such as you, who believe in free will and liberty, we will ultimately triumph!
Christopher di Armani says
Gerry, your Christmas wishes are worth a lot, so thank you! Lynda and I hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and New Year as well. As for the rest, we’ll continue to deal with as needed. 🙂
peter bolten says
I stopped hoping some long time ago that any Liberal Minister can be trusted to do a logical action. Marco Mendicino’s specialty is supposed to be a crown prosecutor dealing with gangs in Ontario. So to similarly was Bill Blair’s career. But Mendicino’s actions display some illogical thinking and targeting. It is sad that this matter has become a political ball-of-twine to play with instead of a fact and stat based research thing, with nonpartisan members making informed decisions.
We pay a price for this. Roger Kotanko is dead because of an anti-firearm’s mindset and villifying of gun owners. No one in politics. H.O.C. seem to declaring an indignant tone of truth finding in this action of death.
Is Mendicino’s idea’s actually passed into legislation now?
I also note that some of these reversals were laws passed by Stephan Harper that actually were harmful to gunowner’s and our potential need and right to self defense, and this ” gun with ammunition” law and ” having a passenger in vehicle that has a restricted firearm in it” stuff was overboard legislation, when F.P.O. violators ought to have been the focus.
It seems like we are the onions with layers and layers of laws stacked on us and making the public perceive us as the smelly bad guys that need to be cooked and caramelized , many of these laws have rubbed out the existence of ‘good guys’.
Christopher di Armani says
Mendicino knows better but prefers toeing the party line on this issue. Doing the wrong thing now as Minister after he spent 10 years doing the right thing as a Crown Prosecutor tells me this is not a man of principles or character. Of course, that he ran under the Liberal banner pretty much says the same thing, doesn’t it? And yes, the same can easily be said for the Conservative Party these days under Erin O’Foole. 🙁