The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, or SARM, is trying to make it easier for farmers and rural residents to protect themselves from criminals.
At SARM’s annual convention, delegates voted in favour of a resolution calling on the federal government to “expand the rights and justification for an individual to defend or protect himself, herself, and persons under their care and their property.”
Seems pretty reasonable to me. Farmers work alone and rural crime is on the rise on the prairies as the economy worsens.
Who on earth would be against making it easier for people to save their own lives when help is often over half an hour away?
Well, the National Farmer’s Union does.
I started looking into who this self defence hating NFU group is, and it turns out they're an NDP front group and you don't even have to be a farmer to join!
Watch my video to see all the crazy things the NFU supports.
(Hilariously, CBC used them as their “go to” counter voice for farmers...)