After last weekend’s mass shooting in Canada’s most famous city, mayor John Tory made the following statement, “You’ve heard me ask the question of why anybody would need to buy 10 or 20 guns, which they can lawfully do under the present laws. And that leads to another question we need to discuss: Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?”
Good question, Mr. Tory. An equally good question would be, “Do you mind if we replace the guns your armed guards use with sticks of beef jerky?”
After all, why would anyone in Toronto need a level of personal protection greater than that provided by the threat of a slap across the jowls with dried venison? Surely, there is no reason if you’re living in Bizarroworld.
But we are not living in Bizarroworld. We live in the real world, and in the real world there are things called guns- and as long as guns exist, criminals will try to illegally obtain them. No matter what gun control laws are on the books. Every responsible citizen has a natural right to self-defense. That means every responsible citizen has the right to own guns.
What John Tory doesn’t understand, or perhaps doesn’t care about, is the fact that gun ownership by law-abiding citizens prevents more deaths, more rapes, robberies, and assaults than any other single factor.
Over 70% of gun-related deaths are the deaths of would-be perps. That means guns save lives- they save far more lives than they wrongfully take.
But the truth is- it isn’t guns themselves that save lives. It’s laws that protect the rights of responsible, law-abiding people to own guns that save lives.
Because as long as it is easier for law-abiding citizens to get guns than it is for criminals to get guns then the law-abiding citizens have an advantage over criminals.
When the law no longer protects the right to own weapons criminals gain the upper hand. What we’re talking about is maintaining an imbalance of power on the side of the law-abiding individual. Gun control laws do only one thing: they shift the balance of power away from the law-abiding citizen so that it favors criminals.
Anti-gun laws, therefore, are pro-crime laws.
But you’d have a hard time convincing someone like Tory of that. He says, “I have said for some time that this city has a gun problem and that guns are far too readily available for far too many people. This is an international problem and this is a domestic problem. There are far too many people carrying around guns in our city and our region who should not have them.”
People like Tory are either ignorant, or they are simply afraid of the people they intend to govern. We think it’s safe to say that in a democracy any politician who is afraid of the people they mean to govern is not worthy of our trust or their position.
These mayoral comments were sparked by a recent mass shooting in Toronto, and much more than simple gun control is at issue here. The Toronto shooting was a terrorist attack. You won’t hear this from the mainstream news, but ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The shooter, according to law enforcement, visited and supported websites run by ISIS.
There’s more, as the shooter went on his spree in a part of the city known to be predominantly orthodox Christian, he told non-whites, “Don’t be afraid, I will not shoot you.”
After the shooting made news, left-wing activists quickly declared the shooter to be a white male acting on toxic masculinity. Mohammad Hashim, a prominent Canadian pro-Muslim activist declared the shooter to be mentally ill. Hashim has been awarded for “changing the ways Canadians view Muslims in Canada.”
This is not a gun control story. This is not a story about mental illness. It is the story of the slow invasion of the west by a hostile foreign population, and the complicity of guilty whites who insist that anyone who sees the problem for what it is- is a racist.
~ American Gun News