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Paul

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Right to defend yourself and your property
« on: December 08, 2013, 11:38:52 AM »
This is a good article

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/prairie-justice-rifle-toting-homeowner-puts-self-defence-202625427.html

It's amazing he was able to discharge a firearm when someone was threatening him and his property without the RCMP charging him for endangering the life of someone who might rob or kill him, perhaps common sense might prevail at some point in this country.

Like the case of Ian Thomson in Ontario who fired his handgun in the air as his property was being firebombed, he was finally acquitted, but can you imagine the grief and humiliation he had to go through? Why even charge a guy in a situation like that? It only makes sense under Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that having a right to life should include the right to prevent someone from taking that life away, the police have the right to defend themselves, granted they are dealing with the criminal element daily, but hey, it only takes one encounter with the wrong person.

BruceW

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Re: Right to defend yourself and your property
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 12:36:40 PM »
Unfortunately, I suspect the result of the incident you posted has more to do with political timing and the rcmp's complete and utter self destruction of their trust and respect.  That being said, it is a precedent.

I wouldn't want Mr. Thomson's legal bill, nor the coming legal bills of the collector's who have been targeted and charged with trumped up charges which will, no doubt be thrown out years and tens of thousands of dollars later. 

Until we have actual property rights and the gov't recognizes the inarguable right to defense of person nothing will really change, only the window dressing; as sufficient to quiet the sleeping masses like a frog in a pot of water, the temp. slowly being raised.

Meanwhile, more laws are passed everyday.  Every single one of them destroying our rights, our freedoms.

In other news:  Police seized a Savage 30.06 rifle, a Remington Super X 3 semi-automatic 12-gauge shotgun and a .410-calibre single-shot shotgun during the execution of a search warrant at a home near Neilson and Sewells roads on Dec. 3.

“These are very high powerful military-style (weapons) that would do a lot of harm to a lot of people,”  Staff Insp. Peter Yuen of 54 Division said.

Don't think they want your hunting rilfe?  You'd be mistaken.

In the above example the person was indeed a criminal;  the disturbing part being common hunting guns described as they were.
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Re: Right to defend yourself and your property
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 02:54:58 PM »
Yeah .410 single shot always struck me as a high powered military style weapon too  ::)