Canada’s gun laws are predominantly the domain of the federal government in Ottawa. Ironically, that’s exactly where Wednesday’s terror attack was carried out by a gunman who obviously ignored those laws, which are far stricter than what you find in most parts of the U.S.
Canada does not offer constitutional protections for private gun ownership the way the 2nd Amendment does in the United States — a point made by Fox News’ Chief Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Fox and Friends.”
Canadian authorities have announced that the man who went on Wednesday’s shooting rampage that left one person dead was a lone-wolf terrorist who had recently converted to Islam.
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And what’s the best defense against such an attacker? Judge Napolitano says what many in America have no doubt been thinking — “an armed citizenry.”
“It’s one guy getting out of a car and starting to shoot. What is the best deterrent to that? An armed citizenry. People able to protect themselves. We have a Second Amendment in this country. They do not have the equivalent of that in Canada,” said Napolitano.
You may recall that just a few days ago, as Western Journalism reported, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said one of his biggest regrets was not helping the Obama administration enact tougher gun control measures.
You can watch the Judge’s impassioned defense of the people’s right to bear arms by clicking on the video above.
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