I love French food. The country fully deserves its reputation as the culinary capital of the world. I hate French gun laws. They leave the nation’s citizens virtually defenseless against homicidal attacks by criminals, crazies and terrorists. Meanwhile, the government has extended its post-Paris attack “emergency powers” until May 26 — authorizing warrantless searches and extrajudicial house arrests — while the country’s mainstream media sing the same old song of government protection. C’est la vie, or will Europeans regain their firearms freedom in the face of obvious, relentless violence against innocent life? Watch this space.