Sunday, October 22, 2006

French Republican Value: Disarm Yourself for Self Defense

YIKES! A quote from French Conservative presidential frontrunner Nicolas Sarkozy on RTL radio, 22 September 2006
I would like to say one thing, in what is my conception of the Republic, security is the responsibility of the State, I am against militias, I am against the private ownership of firearms, and I'’m trying to make you think about that. If you are assaulted by an armed burglar, he'’ll use his weapon more effectively than you anyway so you'’re risking your life. If the criminal is not armed and you are and you shoot, your life will be ruined, because killing someone over a theft is not in line with the republican values that are mine. The private ownership of firearms is dangerous. I understand your exasperation for having been burglarized two times, I understand the fear that your wife and daughter may have but the answer is in the efficiency of the police and the efficiency of the judiciary process, the answer is not in having guns at home.
The French definition of "conservative" is a whole lot different from my understanding. This guy sounds like a major lib. And using the term "republican" is a confuser too. Ok, the French supposedly have a "Republic", but recent events tells us otherwise. It's socialism, plain and simple. Don't they have any sort of firearms training in France? If you have a gun for self protection, it's a good idea to actually LEARN how to use it, don't you think? (Translate link: Systran)