“(Pepper spray legalization) places the onus on women to defend themselves rather than focusing on addressing and preventing gender-based violence” – Patty Hadju, Canadian MP.
The derp is strong in this one. It puts the “Knucklehead” in Caknucklehead. It is more ridiculous than trying to pass of thin slices of ham-like meat as bacon. MP Hadju made that statement in response to a fellow MP and candidate for Conservative Party leadership Kellie Leitch, who is an advocate for repealing prohibitions on civilians carrying pepper-spray.
— Kellie Leitch (@KellieLeitch) December 2, 2016
Carrying pepper spray and mace with the intention to defend oneself against a human attack is currently illegal in Canada; a citizen there can be charged with carrying a concealed or restricted weapon if caught doing so.
Leitch’s proposal to change that law has been met with derision from a number of feminists and liberals, including Hadju.
“While that’s a good thought, it may be very misguided as it can get everywhere in a hurry,” commented another user. “Just imagine how strong and overpowering spraying fabreeze [sic] in your bathroom is and replace that chemical flower scent with hot burning irritation.”
Skin discomfort versus getting raped or worse…remind me again how liberals are the champions of women?
Canada isn’t alone in this lunacy, there are patchwork pepper-spray and taser restrictions across the U.S. as well. However, even hoplophobic states such as Connecticut are seeing these restrictions overturned by the courts as infringements on the right to self-defense.