By The Menzoid
By now, you’ve probably heard about the plight of Jessie Sansone, the Kitchener, Ontario man who was handcuffed, strip-searched and told he was being charged with illegal possession of a firearm. This is because his four-year-old daughter drew an illustration of him holding a firearm. Just one not-so-insignificant hitch: the firearm doesn’t exist.
Nevertheless, school officials assumed the very worst when they saw that Crayon rendering of a handgun. They immediately called Family and Children's Services and the Police. They also summoned Sansone to the school, where he was ambushed by the cops.
Police searched the Sansone residence, but the closest thing they found to a firearm was a toy gun. No charges were laid.
The lynchpin for this Orwellian firestorm was that despicable toy gun and an illustration of a faux firearm. Yet, the question arises: what’s wrong with guns – be they toys or bona fide firearms?
I think back to my childhood. Everyone played with guns – in the backyard and in the schoolyard. Be it cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians, it was fun – not to mention a vigorous physical workout. And I can’t recall a single parent or teacher or child services worker back in the ’60s and ’70s having a problem with this particular pursuit of happiness.
And when it was time to come in and catch some TV before bedtime, the fare typically consisted of reruns of Gunsmoke or The Rifleman. And we read war comics like Sgt. Rock and Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos. There were always gun-toting bad guys in these TV shows and comic books, and they were summarily dealt with by gun-toting good guys. Imagine that! The gun as an instrument of justice! The idea that there is such a thing as a just war which requires force to be used when all else fails.
But in subsequent years, the world has gone upside down. The gun –not a nefarious gunner – is evil. Law-abiding hunters and farmers had to suffer through bureaucratic harassment that came via that billion dollar boondoggle known as the long gun registry. And some delusional nitwits choose not to wear a poppy in November, lest that be interpreted as “glorifying” war.
But the ultimate measure of anti-gun insanity was a program run by the Toronto Police “Service” (they got rid of “Force” in their moniker years ago.)
A few years ago, the police set up depots at stations and in shopping malls as part of their “Gun Play No Way” campaign. Just bring in your gun, no questions asked, and you’ll be given a toy like a Nerf football. Gotta get those guns off the street, after all.
Alas, The Menzoid forgot to mention a very pertinent point pertaining to “Gun Play No Way”: the guns being rounded up are TOY guns. You heard that correctly: the cops want TOY guns eradicated… even though there isn’t a single study in existence indicating that children who play with toy guns are more inclined to become gangsters toting real guns in their adult years.
But in politically-correct Canada, it’s the optics that count. The gun is bad. The toy gun is bad. The illustration of the toy gun is bad. And as this politically-correct jihad is being carried out, our rights and freedoms are being steam-rolled in the process.