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Women are overwhelmingly the victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault, usually because their attackers are bigger, stronger, and faster than they are. There have been many developments in the field of self-defense, but the reality is that many of them can fail when most needed.

Which is why a women’s ability to carry a firearm for self-defense is perhaps the most important women’s right measure we can support today.

Bear spray is legal. Pepper spray isn’t.

In Canada, pepper spray—carried for the intention of personal protection—is considered a prohibited weapon by the Criminal Code, so it’s illegal. Bear spray, carried for the intention of protecting yourself against a bear attack, is legal—although if you use it on a person, you can be charged with using a weapon. Get it? If you’re going camping or hiking in an area with bears, carry bear spray. If you’ve got a canister of bear spray left over and you want to carry it around for protection in the city, bad idea. And if you’ve got pepper spray? Get rid of it. Not only is it illegal, but it isn’t effective against bears.

Is it a Crime to Carry Pepper Spray as Self-Defence?

The Code specifically states that a prohibited weapon is:
Any device designed to be used for the purpose of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person by the discharge therefrom of

tear gas, mace or other gas, or
any liquid, spray, powder or other substance that is capable of injuring, immobilizing or otherwise incapacitating any person.

In addition, the term “weapon” has been defined to include anything designed, intended or used to cause death or injury to another person or to threaten or intimidate.

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Number Two: Should you find yourself in the unfortunate position where you must defend yourself with deadly force, you will be arrested and charged with a crime. Crown prosecutors seemingly don’t like Canadians doing what is required to stay alive so you absolutely will go to trial on whatever charges are laid against you.

Number Three: Unless you’ve done something terribly wrong, the odds of you being convicted are on your side. The CSSA has dealt with many of these types of cases over the years, and in only one case was the individual convicted. To re-cap:

Yes, you will be charged with a very serious crime.
Yes, this will be the most stressful time of your life.
Yes, this entire process will cost you a lot of money.

Canadian Liberals Declare Self-Defense “Offensive” To Women

In Canada, self-defense has now been implicitly declared sexist by the incumbent liberals at Parliament Hill. While Canada’s extremely tight gun control laws are well-known, the extent to which self-defense is disrespected and stigmatized in this country is remarkably overlooked.

Recently, Canadian Liberal Patty Hajdu, Trudeau crony and anointed “Minister of Status of Women,” defended the current laws. She insisted that legalizing the use of mace and pepper spray as self-defense was “offensive” as it put “the onus on women to defend themselves rather than focusing on addressing and preventing gender-based violence.”

No Right to Bear Arms in Canada? You might want to re-check your history.

Readers with anti-gun tendencies eager to dismiss this commentary as senseless, extreme–right drivel really should take time from their busy lives to dust off the history books and learn the truth about what various Liberal and Red Tory governments, the media and leftwing academia have been lying about for decades – that the right to keep and bear arms is not exclusively an American liberty.

What!!! you say? That’s preposterous! There is no right to bear arms in Canada. Never has been. Never will be. The basis of our ancient English common law rights, the Magna Carta, established in 1215, enshrined the right of freemen to keep and bear arms for the defense of their homes and the nation.

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