President Macron Says He Is “Opposed To Self-Defense” After Farmer Shoots One Of Four Burglars Who Broke Into His Home
After a farmer was charged with murder for shooting a man after four burglars broke into his home, French President Emmanuel Macron said people should not have the right to self-defense.
Okay. So here it comes. The attitude of French elites towards armed citizens and self-defence:
French Republican Value: Disarm Yourself for Self Defense
From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Sat, 2006-10-21 15:34
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.