Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oh Canada...

While Canada laughs at us, perhaps they should take a moment to quietly weep for themselves:

"Ian Thomson…woke up to the sound of three masked men firebombing his Port Colborne, Ont., home…So Mr. Thomson, a former firearms instructor, grabbed one of his Smith & Wesson revolvers from his safe, loaded it and headed outside dressed in only his underwear.
“He exited his house and fired his revolver two, maybe three times, we’re not sure. Then these firebombing culprits, they ran off,” said his lawyer, Edward Burlew."

The result?

"The Crown has recommended Mr. Thomson go to jail, his lawyer said.
His collection of seven guns, five pistols and two rifles was seized, along with his firearms licence."

So while Canada is laughing at us, perhaps we should thank them for making a good argument in favor of Castle Doctrine and an even better argument against firearm registration. Had Mr. Thomson lived in a place with Castle Doctrine, he would never see the inside of a jail cell and had he lived in a place where there is no gun registration, he'd still have his guns and the ability to protect himself and his property.

However, all is not lost for Canada. There are some Canadians who get it:
Our endangered right to self-defence
Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association

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