Anything that might possibly be used as a weapon should just be banned. That’s the flawed logic of left-wing idiots like Toronto city councilor Adam Vaughan and now, apparently, Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Gregory Lenehan.
It’s just so much easier to ban a physical item than do something about the moron using something as a weapon, isn’t it? After all, this is Canada and we do NOT hold people accountable for their actions. It’s never the criminal’s fault they committed a crime, it’s their environment, it’s their drug addiction, it’s their “sickness”; never their responsibility.
The recent sentencing of serial pedophile Graham James to just 2 years in prison for his decades-long abuse of his hockey charges shows that quite clearly. An even more horrific example is former Harrison Hot Springs, BC, councilor David Kenyon’s sentence to 14 days in jail for his sex crimes which cannot even be discussed because of a publication ban.
Two weeks in jail for sex crimes? Seriously? It’s no wonder pedophiles the world over view Canada as a great vacation spot!
But once again I digress, as the stupid comments in court from Judge Gregory Lenehan don’t have anything to do with sexual assault or pedophilia, but with his statement that we need to ban glass bottles and mugs from bars.
“I’m beginning to think that provincial authorities should start looking at drinking establishments and prohibiting glass objects from being in there,” Lenehan said.
“Far too often the courts are dealing with a situation where somebody has grabbed either the glass that’s in their hand or a beer bottle and either smashed it over somebody’s head or into somebody’s face.
“If we had plastic bottles and plastic drinking glasses in the taverns, we wouldn’t have people suffering facial injuries.”
Yes, it’s true. Now we need, according to this so-called judge, to ban glass from bars. Anything but actually hold criminals accountable for their actions.
Judge Lenehan made his comments while handing down a pathetic conditional sentence in the case of Marissa Dawn Nauss, who had smashed Stacey Aulenback in the face with a glass at Tops’l Tavern in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.
Smashing someone in the face is a crime. That crime is called assault. You could even go for assault with a weapon if you liked, because Marissa Dawn Nauss used her glass as a weapon.
The result of that criminal assault with a weapon? Stacey Aulenback required 7 stitches in her face to close the wound. I’m sure Stacey Aulenback is thrilled to see that her attacker won’t serve a single day in prison for the vicious assault that left her face scarred for life.
The solution to these sorts of crimes is not to ban the item used as a weapon. The solution is to hold people like Marissa Nauss accountable for their actions.
But this is Canada. We don’t do that here. It’s not Marissa Nauss’s fault she assaulted someone with a weapon, right? She was drunk… the glass made her do it… there is an endless litany of excuses used to abdicate a person’s responsibility for their actions.
The solution is never to actually hold people accountable for their criminal acts, is it? No, of course not.
This is Canada.
We're too civilized for that.