In Canada, you can go to jail for carrying a gun. In a picture. That your kid draws.
No, seriously. Now the gun-grabbers are going after weapons in kids’ drawings. Winnipeg Sun:
OTTAWA – Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class.
The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters.
The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and Children’s Services and they called police.
Waterloo Police met Sansone at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged with possession of a firearm. He was then handcuffed and put in one of the several squad cars waiting outside, he said.
Not only was Sansone strip-searched, but he and his wife were interrogated, their children were taken away by social workers, and police searched their house. And this selfless dedication to public safety really paid off:
Sansone said police searched his house and found a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.
The cops didn’t find any bad guys or monsters either.
Until they went home and looked in the mirror.
(Hat tip: WND)
P.S. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation doesn’t run a single story on Dad’s arrest due to child’s gun drawing.