“Man faces jail after protecting home from masked attackers,” Ramsin McMahon reports in Canada’s National Post.
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 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.
And now he lives with charges hanging over his head, and in fear of reprisals, from which he is now rendered essentially defenseless—under force of law.
Read the entire story and watch the video. Imagine this were you under terrorist attack by masked fire-bombers.
If anything, Mr. Thomson showed great restraint—anyone throwing Molotov cocktails at an occupied house deserves to be repelled using any and all force necessary, including lethal.
Then remember this incident when hysterical anti-defense zealots characterize passage of “castle doctrine” and “stand your ground” laws as a legislative body “turn[ing] it back on its constituents.”
I suppose if the constituents are violent criminals, they have a point.
Saints be praised!
Last Sunday we discussed a Catholic News Service report on U.S. bishops calling for elimination of privately-owned handguns, and of Vatican efforts supporting stricter limits on the global firearms trade.
A pro-gun Catholic group is taking action to protest misguided citizen disarmament efforts by some in the church hierarchy:
The St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc. today ripped into gun prohibitionists in the Catholic Church hierarchy and suggested gun owners place a written or printed message of complaint in collection baskets as an initial form of protest.
St. Gabriel Possenti?
If you don’t know he was, you can learn about him here.
And you can get one of those collection basket protest coupons here.
Help wanted–inquire within
Regular readers: If you agree that mainstream press coverage of the gun rights issue demands a counter-balance, please help me spread the word by sharing Gun Rights Examiner links with your friends via emails, and in online discussion boards, blogs, etc. (Also note “Share” options, below.) Then get more commentary at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance.