As the United Kingdom has found out over the years, now the Dominion of Canada knows. It does not take a firearm to allow mass murderers to achieve their nightmare dreams of notoriety, revenge, and evil. This is again demonstrated in northern Saskatchewan, 150 miles or more north of the provincial capital of Regina and the headquarters of the once honored, respected, and honest organization, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
One or two monsters in human form, filled with evil and hatred, have killed ten people and wounded at least 15 more. (Indeed, the death toll may not yet be fully known, as the RCMP and Band (Tribal) Police continue to investigate. Supposedly the body of one of the two original suspects, an older brother of the one still at large, was found at one of the crime sites, later.)
The killer(s) did not do this with an evil AR-15 or 9-mm handgun with extended magazines. Whether all pimped out or not. No “assault weapons” so feared by hoplophobes, so hated by hoploclasts. After all, that would be illegal, right? For Canada has disarmed its extremists, its haters, its killers, right? And of course, unlike their neighbors to the South, Canadians are peaceful, polite, passive people, right? The only things they are willing to kill are mosquitos, right?
No. They (he?) did it with knives. Not at 13 different locations but in a fairly short time. (Although seemingly all on a Cree (Indian) Reserve.) We don’t know what kind of knives: maybe “assault knives” or “semi-automatic” knives? (switchblades or butterfly knives?)
In other words, they (he) did it “old style” – by hand. The way their ancestors did. (Both of the suspects – still at large as I write this – are Canadian “First Nations” nationals – members of a band of Cree Indians. The Cree (identified by language and some shared customs) who supposedly didn’t have any name for themselves except “Ne Hiyawak” (which means “those who speak the same language”) occupied much of the modern Canadian Prairie Provinces and the northern parts of Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota with two branches: the Woodland Cree and the Plains Cree. They had no central organization or alliance, but were in various, constantly changing, bands.
Although many people today claim they were peaceful, they were perhaps as warlike as any other tribe in the middle of North America, quickly adopted firearms, and frequently waged war against people of other languages as well as internally. Together with the Ojibwa (Chippewa), they drove the Ahkota (Sioux) west out of Wisconsin and Minnesota into the modern Dakotas. In other words, they were not just warriors but warlike and aggressive. Before the colonizers – the white Europeans – came. And their contact was originally with French fur traders NOT settlers or military conquerors.
Note that the Cree were known for internal violence: they were not a peaceful people even within their own clans, according to some historians. That makes this next point about the recent killings at the reserve understandable. As far as we know right now, all of the dead and wounded are members of the same Cree band. (That may changed, of course.) This was not “white supremacist” or some other racist violence – nor “colonial” – it was tribal member on tribal member violence.
This, of course, seriously challenges all the woke hoplophobes and enemies of racism. (No doubt, they will figure this out and proclaim that all the white people and the Saskatchewan and Canadian government – as corrupted by their evil southern neighbors, of course – have traumatized the Cree and driven them to this self-destructive action.
But the real lesson to be learned? We can be reasonably certain that NONE of the victims were armed with a firearm that they could have used to defend themselves against the knife-wielding killer(s). Why? Because Canada, even Saskatchewan Province, has been busily disarming people – at least the peaceful, law-abiding people. Why? “To save lives.”
Never mind that once more we see an example of how unarmed people are easy prey for killers – for the insane, the vengeful, the angry, the predators. Whether they are armed with pistols or rifles, or knives. Or for that matter with explosives or craft knives or scissors. Or rocks and clubs.
Once again, in this case, guns COULD have saved lives. Not guns in the hands of cops or other government agents, but guns in the hands of peaceful, quiet, ordinary people. People concerned about their safety, the safety of their families, and the safety of their community.
This Cree community, like far too many other First Nations and AmerInd nations in the States, enthusiastically participates in the banning of firearms. They will no doubt joyfully add knives and other sharp objects to the list. At the same time, the tribal or band governments are full partners in destroying their societies, their cultures, and many other actions which lead to rage, revenge, and bloodshed.
When will the people of Saskatchewan wake up?