Macron's comments came after a French farmer was charged with murder for shooting a man after four burglars broke into his home.
“According to the initial investigation, the farmer fired twice with a large caliber rifle at a group of four burglars, killing one of them. The self-defense shooting took place last Friday, between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., and the man was alone with his 3-year-old daughter at the time,” Remix News reported.
However, Macron actually told a French news outlet that he 'opposes' any and all forms of self-defense, the victims be darned.
“Everyone must be safe, and the public authorities have to ensure it,” Macron told Europe 1, before going on to make a false premise while taking a jab at the United States.
“But I am opposed to self-defense. It’s very clear and undisputable because otherwise, the country becomes the Wild West. And I don’t want a country where weapons proliferate and where we consider that it’s up to the citizens to defend themselves,” Macron actually said.
Mind you, the farmer in question obviously did not have French police protection and it's not like there are enough officers to station one outside every residence in the country (nor would that even be sane). But no matter; they're still supposed to be everywhere at once all the time, 24/7/365 -- says a man who is literally protected by armed officers every moment of every day and does not have to worry about protecting himself.
"Macron insisted that the farmer should have called the police, who in many areas of France are already stretched to the limit thanks to criminal gangs of migrant youths being in a perpetual state of war with them," Infowars noted.
“I’m not going to judge this news. I convey the rules,” Macron, whose weak record on security and crime is already under scrutiny, added.
There is also this: Presumably, if we are to take Macron seriously, the young farmer was just supposed to allow the four burglars free passage to ransack his home and potentially harm him and/or his toddler daughter.
As for the farmer, he has been released but he remains under judicial supervision. Macron, meanwhile, is facing a tight election in a few days with polls showing a likely final round challenge from conservative-leaning Marine Le Pen.
Regarding that race, Macron is taking a page from U.S. Democrats, calling Le Pen a "racist" and taking other personal potshots at her, according to reports -- which is a sure sign he is afraid he's going to lose.
"The race appears to be narrowing down to the two finalists of the 2017 election, and while Macron so far has kept clear of any direct debate, the two have increasingly taken aim at each other from afar. And they were not mincing their words on Friday," Reuters reported last week.
"There was a clear strategy (from Le Pen's camp) to hide what is brutal in her program," Macron told Le Parisien in an interview.
"Her fundamentals have not changed: It's a racist program that aims to divide society and is very brutal," he said in remarks that literally divide French society.
For her part, Le Pen responded in an interview with broadcaster Franceinfo that Macron's remarks "shocked" her while pushing back on them and branding the left-wing French president "febrile" and "aggressive." She also said that her policies, which include a "national priority" principle of adhering to the French constitution, don't discriminate against anyone on the basis of their skin color or national origin as long as they are holding French passports.
Macron is a typical socialist liberal and his country is suffering from it. But it's up to French citizens to change their destiny at this point.