Well, what the hell can you expect? And don’t even bother giving me any of that”the police will protect you” claptrap. Sure, the Mounties keep saying, “let us do our jobs,” but when you’re 50 miles north of no-damn-where, cops can take up to an hour – or more – before they even show up (Googling “Saskatchewan police response time” is a rather depressing endeavor). What is the victim expected to do in the meantime? Do the Mounties actually think they want a vast landscape where the strong do what they can and the weak endure what they must?
Just one more in the long line of examples of why our country’s gun and self-defense laws are in dire need of some serious changes.
Saskatchewan farmers take up arms after masked men enter land
by Joe O’Connor
Barry Kidd understands that you just can’t go around “shooting people,” but he also knows that what is his, is his, and that he works hard, and that people coming onto his farm in rural Saskatchewan and looking to steal something — or worse — are people he is not about to back down from.
“Most farmers are armed in the field,” Kidd says. “It has always been that way for us — you don’t want a skunk to go through your Combine since, when you ask a skunk to move, he won’t — so for that reason we have always carried guns.
“But now that has been added to something altogether different: We have guns. We carry guns, and we want the criminals to know it.”