U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)-French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned the use of deadly force by a farmer who defended himself and his three-year-old daughter with a rifle against four burglars who broke into his home. One of the intruders was killed and the farmer has been indicted for murder, Central Europe’s Remix News reports.
Macron was quick to lay down the law:
“Everyone must be safe, and the public authorities have to ensure it. But I am opposed to self-defense. It’s very clear and undisputable because otherwise the country becomes the Wild West. And I don’t want a country where weapons proliferate and where we consider that it’s up to the citizens to defend themselves.”
In other words, police should be “Les Seules” armed and authorized to use force to stop criminal attacks, even in the home. That and all that matters is what Macron wants. Never mind that “when seconds count” applies everywhere, that France itself is awash in “millions of illegal weapons” and has seen dramatic increases in violent crime.
No worries—in keeping with the “Only Ones” tradition, the police have special exemptions. For themselves. Back le Bleu, n’est-ce pas?
And, of course, the one thing the political left and the media don’t want to talk about is the contributions of “migrants” to the problem, even though it was more than amply illustrated back in 2015 with the Charlie Hebdo slaughter by Islamist terrorists taking full advantage of restrictive French gun laws. At the time, hand-wringers who offered no solutions instead expressed “solidarity” with the victims with the inane “Je suis Charlie” slogan, which I repurposed to suggest an appropriate gun owner sentiment:
“Je ne suis pas Charlie. Je suis armé.”
Macron doesn’t have to be Charlie, either. Unlike his subjects, he’s got a detail of tax-funded professional armed bodyguards. Speaking of which, there was a bit of a scandal when one of his “security aides” with a penchant for beating protestors posed for a picture “flaunting” his gun with a waitress, a gun, incidentally, he “was authorized to carry only inside campaign headquarters.”
Think of our own “progressive” political gun-grabbers like Chi-Town’s Lori Lightfoot, who surround themselves with her detail of elite and deadly Sardaukar, all on the taxpayers’ dime. And Macron, deemed a “surreptitious socialist” by The Economist, is nothing if not an entitled leftist.
I don’t try to regularly follow the guy over at my The War on Guns blog, but over the years some of his outrages just couldn’t be ignored:
- Reports that he, a socialist, lied about tax evasion
- Using his influence to get that aide mentioned above his gun permit
- Deploying riot police armed with semiautomatic weapons against Yellow Vest protestors
- Calling, with Germany, for the creation of a European standing army
- Replacing the French flag over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an EU flag
- Honoring Vichy Nazi collaborator Marshal Pétain
An assertion on Twitter tells us what he thinks of anyone not on board with his globalist agenda:
“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By putting our own interests first, with no regard for others, we erase the very thing that a nation holds dearest, and the thing that keeps it alive: its moral values.”
Orwell couldn’t have said it better. If you’re for your country, you’ve been officially deemed a traitor. And we know what violence monopolies do to those.
Now compare that to what he recently posted on Facebook:
“Live free or die, that was the motto of the resistance of the Maquis des Glières. Jean Isaac-Tresca was the last of them. He said no to the occupier, yes to the honor of France. His legacy will live on. Always we will rekindle the flame of resistance.”
It seems an ironic coincidence that a Frenchman was the star of Gaslight.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.