Canadian leftists are appalled and horrified because a more sensible Canadian politician suggested it ought to be legal for women to carry pepper-spray for self-defense. A Feminist Canadian MP says such a reform “places the onus on women to defend themselves rather than addressing and preventing gender-based violence.”
The feminist left perspective is: “Bad people are only bad because the Patriarchy teaches them to be bad. An enlightened Matriarchy will teach everyone not to be bad.” In the meantime, I guess women who get raped should just lie back and think of Utopia.
It is illegal to carry pepper spray for self-defense in Canada. (It’s also super-restricted in DC, Californezuela, New York, and New Jersey… and is completely illegal in the city of Chicago.) Tasers — another form of non-lethal self-defense — are illegal in Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. -Gee, what do all of these places have in common?
This is why I don’t trust leftists when they say, “Oh, sweetie, we’re not going to confiscate your guns. All we want to do is have a few more background checks.” Because it’s bull. Anytime the left is given a chance to disarm the citizenry, they disarm the citizenry.