For a while now, I have been wondering why I have been getting so many strange e-mails from the United States. What idiot thinks I am interested in writing a story about the supposed usefulness of the second amendment to the American constitution? This has obviously gone beyond stupid. Today I get four pages of crap saying that you need to carry a gun to ward off carjacking.
I gather in this, that the next time I am in New York or Philadelphia or Seattle, I am expected to carry a gun to help thwart the carjackers who will try to steal my car while I am putting gas in it. With the current gas prices, I guess they will wait until the gas tank is full before they jump me. They assume I will be too busy playing with my smart phone to notice them moving in on me.
We are told that all this information has been discovered and reported by Fox News. They tell us that more heroes are needed as there are three times the carjacking incidents over the previous year.
In Philadelphia, most of the blame for this increase is placed on the faulty policies of a former Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner. (He must be one of those radical left-wing Democrats!)
What made me laugh at this document in the beginning is that the first sentence said several states are seeing “a massive increase in criminal activity” and then named three cities: New York, Portland and Seattle. It went on to say that “Constitutional-Carry is necessary.”
My problem is this: Despite being trained in weapons by the Canadian military, there is no logical reason for the Canadian police to issue me one of those very rare carry permits for a weapon. They would look at me oddly if I even asked.
And if I took a weapon with me across the U.S. border, I would probably end up in jail in the first state that found I had it.
Can you just imagine what a judge would make of it if he or she was told I was part of an advance party of a Canadian invasion of the United States of America?
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