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June 25, 2014

Father Shoots, Kills Thugs Who Kidnapped his Daughter and used her as a Human Shield During Home Invasion

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The story is terrifying.  A man, faced with two large black men invading his home, must choose how to deal with the thugs holding his daughter captive as a human shield.

Dialing 9-1-1?  Clearly not an option.

The setting: St. Louis, Missouri, 11pm.

The 17-year-old daughter is at her car grabbing stuff to bring into the house.  Two masked thugs grab her, put a gun to her head and, using her as a human shield, force their way inside the home.

The girl’s father watches this go down and grabs his own gun.

He fires at the masked home invaders, killing one and seriously wounding the other as they entered the front door.

Terrell Johnson, 31, was killed.

His accomplice, Cortez McClinton, 33, received multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and thighs. He is expected to recover.

Cortez McClinton, charged with second-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary and armed criminal action, was released from jail this past January when prosecutors dropped the murder charge against him when nobody would testify against him.

Clearly a model citizen, I have no doubt Cortez McClinton would not harm a soul inside the home he just invaded using a 17-year-old as a hostage while holding a gun to her head.

It was all for show.

Or so his family and friends will no doubt assert as they whine about his being shot and his accomplice now lies on a slab in the morgue.

On the bright side the 17-year-old daughter was completely unharmed even though her attackers suffered fatal and serious injuries, respectively.

Nobody else in the family was harmed inside the home either.

Only the masked home-invading scumbags were killed or injured, exactly as they ought.

Given the record of Cortez McClinton it seems a shame he will survive his injuries, but given that record it is also highly unlikely he will learn from the error of his ways.

With previous convictions for drugs and vehicle tampering and a dropped murder charge due to lack of witnesses, McClinton (right) does not appear to be a candidate for rehabilitation.

He will also face felony murder charges for the death of his accomplice as his actions led directly to Terrell Johnson’s death.

How appropriate.

Police say there are no charges against anyone inside the home as this is a clear-cut case of self-defense.

Again, how appropriate.

There are times when dialing 9-1-1 simply isn’t an option.  Everyone in that home would be dead long before police could ever arrive.

The only thing that kept them alive was a father who owns guns who possessed the willingness to use deadly force to save the lives of his his daughter and the rest of his family.

NOTE: His wife also shot at the intruders holding her daughter hostage. Now there are two parents I’d be proud to know!

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June 22, 2014

Crown Prosecutors Drop Breach Charges Against Convicted Murderer Keith Wiens

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In a move that stunned family and those following this case, as I have, Crown prosecutors dropped charges against convicted murderer Keith Wiens for breaching his bail conditions prior to his conviction for murdering Lynn Kalmring.

Keith Wiens is a lowlife – a convicted murdering lowlife.  At no time from the day he shot Lynn Kalmring until today has this pathetic excuse for a man ever taken responsibility for his actions.

This ex-RCMP corporal shot Lynn Kalmring in the face. He then blamed his fiance for her own murder at his trial, saying she tried attacking him with a knife.  All evidence showed this to be precisely what it was: a flat-out lie designed to blame the victim for her own death.

What annoyed me most was the statement by Crown counsel spokesperson Neil Mackenzie claiming it is not in the public interest to prosecute Keith Wiens for breaching his bail conditions.

“We are taking into account a couple of factors. Bail was revoked on the murder charges and he was subsequently held in custody. He is now convicted and serving a life sentence. Even if he was convicted of a breach offence it would be concurrent to the life sentence. Taking into account the various factors, we concluded that the breach of conditions charge was not required,” said Mackenzie.

That is absurd.  This piece of crap openly flaunted his bail conditions and now, in the wake of Weins’ non-stop whining about how unfair it is, Crown prosecutors give him exactly what he wants: a stay of proceedings for breaching his bail conditions.

MacKenzie’s statement “Even if he was convicted of a breach offence it would be concurrent to the life sentence” is equally absurd.  This is a separate criminal offense and any sentence should be served consecutively, not concurrently as is the common practice in Canada.

I don’t care that, after the RCMP finally arrested Wiens for breaching his bail conditions, the murderer sat in a prison cell until the completion of his trial.

It’s precisely where he ought to be after violating the terms of his bail.

Any penalty for this additional crime ought to be paid, not waived off because it might be too inconvenient for the Crown to prosecute.

Sending the message to criminals that breaching bail conditions comes without additional cost is the wrong message.

What Crown counsel spokesperson Neil Mackenzie forgot in his rush to drop the charges against Keith Wiens is Lynn Kalmring’s family.

They deserve justice.

They’re not getting it.

That is flat-out wrong.

Keith Wiens is a selfish, self-centered murderer.  According to this convicted murderer the world owes him and he will not rest until he’s worked every angle possible in our so-called Justice system.  He’s already filed a complaint against Crown counsel John Swanson, claiming that Swanson somehow violated Wiens’ Charter Rights.  It’s a joke, a mockery of justice that anyone takes this complaint seriously.

The only satisfying result of this entire case is that Weins current sits in a cell in Kent Prison.  At least until some moronic appeals court decides his conviction should be overturned for some perceived slight to his Charter Rights and Freedoms.

You can read the full sentencing statement by Justice Barrow online at http://canlii.ca/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2013/2013bcsc1577/2013bcsc1577.html

Previous articles on this case:

Lynn Kalmring was murdered by her fiance, ex-RCMP Corporal Keith Gregory Wiens

Lynn Kalmring was murdered by her fiance, ex-RCMP Corporal Keith Gregory Wiens

I’ve corresponded with family members many times over the course of this case.

My heart goes out to them all as they suffer through more and more torments at the hands of the self-adsorbed killer who steadfastly refuses to take any responsibility for his own actions.

Please know I stand with you. My fervent hopes are prayers are that justice will prevail in this case and that ultimately this worthless scrap of humanity will finally take responsibility for his actions.

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July 27, 2013

Justice for Lynn Kalmring — Ex-RCMP Member & Convicted Murderer Keith Wiens to Serve 25 Years

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Keith Wiens is a despicable specimen of humanity. He brutally murdered Lynn Kalmring and then blamed her death upon Lynn herself.

Wiens attempted to claim self-defense for shooting Lynn Kalmring in the face from approximately 2 feet away, according to expert testimony. He placed a knife in her hands after she was dead to make it look like Kalmring was the aggressor and the cause of her own demise.

Thank God common sense prevailed and this liar and murderer’s version of events were not accepted.

Donna Irwing, Lynn Kalmring’s sister, had this to say after the sentence was pronounced by Justice Geoff Barrow:

“It’s a good day, we’re all going to sleep well tonight, go back to our homes, try to pick up the pieces and get on with our lives because that’s what Lynn would want.”

The jury took less than 6 hours to find Keith Wiens guilty of second degree murder. That time span includes time they took off from deliberating to have dinner.

Clearly they didn’t buy into his lies.

“It’s not going to bring Lynn back, but maybe she can rest in peace now,” says Kalmring’s sister Maggie Leslie.
“Going into this we didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t know how we were going to feel or what we were supposed to feel or how long it would take. But at the end of the day it’s brought out the good in our justice system.”

The jury recommended 20 years before Wiens could be eligible for parole and Justice Geoff Barrow went even further.

Amen.

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December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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May you and your family have a blessed and happy Christmas!

Christmas-Bell-174x250That said, while I would love to be nothing but sweetness and light in the days leading up to Christmas, I must admit that’s a little difficult given the happenings of the past week or so.

That said, while I would love to be nothing but sweetness and light in the days leading up to Christmas, I must admit that’s a little difficult given the happenings of the past week or so.

First, of course, is the tragedy in Newtown, CT, where 20 little gifts from God were mercilessly gunned down by a madman, as were 6 adults.

The heinous murder of these children at an elementary school was both preceded and followed by the murder of a number of police officers across North America.

Every one of these families has, most likely, had their last happy Christmas for the rest of their lives. It’s hard to be happy on the anniversary of your child’s death, after all, or on the anniversary of the death of your husband, your wife, your father, brother or son.

So, as the rest of us enjoy Christmas with our families this year, I would like to remind each and every one of you about just how lucky you are as you read this. The families of the people named below are not so fortunate.

The families of every person named below lost a loved one just days ago and are still grieving that loss… still trying to come to terms with it.

While we celebrate Christmas, I think it would be fitting to take a little time out to remember these families and the tragedy they are living through right this minute.

The Children:

  • Charlotte Bacon,Christmas-Light-176x250
  • Daniel Barden,
  • Olivia Engel,
  • Josephine Gay,
  • Ana Marquez-Greene,
  • Dylan Hockley,
  • Madeline Hsu,
  • Catherine Hubbard,
  • Chase Kowalski,
  • Jesse Lewis,
  • James Mattioli,
  • Grace McDonnell,
  • Emilie Parker,
  • Jack Pinto,
  • Noah Pozner,
  • Caroline Previdi,
  • Jessica Rekos,
  • Avielle Richman,
  • Benjamin Wheeler and
  • Allison Wyatt.

The Adults:

  • Rachel Davino,
  • Dawn Hocksprung,
  • Anne Marie Murphy,
  • Lauren Russeau,
  • Mary Sherlach, and
  • Victoria Soto.

The Police:

I hope you will join me in praying for the families of all these slain children, adults and police officers today, Christmas Day 2012. They all need and deserve our full and complete support as they come to grips with the loss of their loved ones.

Yours in Liberty,

Christopher di Armani

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December 3, 2012

Ian Thomson’s attempted murderers sentenced today… but not for the charge of attempted murder

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In the early morning hours of August 22, 2010, Ian Thomson’s home was attacked by four men screaming that they were going to kill him. They tossed Molotov cocktails at his home and dog kennel and did not back off until Ian Thomson grabbed one of his legally-owned pistols and fired a couple of warning shots over their heads.

Then, like the cowards they are, the would-be murderers ran for their pathetic little lives, presumably to change into some clean underwear.

Today the four cowards were sentenced to prison time, but not for the charge of attempted murder. They were never charged with attempted murder. They were charged instead with arson, a much lesser charge.

Why?

You’d have to ask the dim light-bulbs at the Crown prosecutors office in St. Catharines, Ontario, who are far more interested in putting the would-be murder victim in prison than his attempted murderers.

It sure doesn’t make any sense to me.

Here are the sentences handed down today for the 4 would-be murderers, who pleaded guilty to arson and disregard for human life:

  • Richard Coulthurst – 3 years.
  • Justin Lee – 3 years.
  • Michael Theberge – 2 years.
  • Randy Weaver – 2 years in addition to the 29 months he has already spent in jail.

Of course these men will only spend a fraction of their sentenced time behind bars.

Needless to say, Ian Thomson was not impressed.

I’m livid,” he said. “These guys have effectively destroyed my life. They should have got life, all of them.”

All four men also received a LIFETIME WEAPONS BAN but as Norm Lapierre of the Canadian Association for Self Defense wrote,

as if sociopaths who think nothing of ganging up 4 to 1 to burn their intended victim alive in his own house will have any reservations about re-arming themselves illegally at the earliest opportunity.”

All four men must also submit a DNA sample.

All that means is that the police will be able to link these criminals to their next crime scene AFTER THE FACT. And given their past history, there most certainly will be a “next victim”.

While all this goes on, the Crown Persecutor is still doing his level best to send Ian Thomson to prison for unsafe storage of a firearm. This charge was laid, in part, because the Crown Persecutor cannot abide the thought of a mere citizen using a firearm to save his own life, nor can he imagine that we may actually be able to retrieve one from legal storage in time to do so.

The Crown Persecutor is on record saying even “if” the judge decides to acquit Thomson next month, he will appeal that decision.

This is not based on any anticipated miscarriage of justice, merely on the fact he refuses to accept a verdict of “not guilty”.

Under Canada’s Firearms Act, as this case proves so very well, the process is the punishment and the Crown prosecutor will spare no taxpayer dollars ensuring Ian Thomson is punished as much as possible, regardless of the facts or the verdict.

He has, in all meaningful fashion, made himself Ian Thomson’s judge, jury, and executioner.

This is an utter miscarriage of justice, but this is what firearm owners in Canada have come to expect.

While your attempted murderers get a measly 2 years in prison, only a portion of which will actually be served behind bars, the Crown prosecutor wants to send Ian Thomson to prison for the “crime” of defending himself from clear and imminent danger by men intent on murdering him.

That’s not justice. That’s a travesty, a disgrace, a shame on the entire Canadian justice system.

Norman Lapierre will make the trip to Ian Thomson’s court hearing and I hope that anyone within commuting distance will show up as well.

We must all stand behind Ian Thomson, regardless of whether you are a firearms owner or not. This is a direct assault on his human right to defend his life, and ours as well.

If Ian Thomson loses this case, every Canadian citizen loses as well, for his Right to Self-Defense is OUR Right to Self-Defense. If he doesn’t have it, neither do we.

The judge is scheduled to render his decision on Ian Thomson’s fate at the Welland Courthouse on January 3rd, 2013 at 2:00pm.

Please attend and show your support, as this case affects YOUR right to defend yourself too.

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October 8, 2012

Sometimes would-be robbers get just what they deserve

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Gatineau, Quebec store owner Zhen Yang and his wife did what they had to do when two masked thugs tried to rob them:  They fought back.

But it’s how they fought that I found so inspiring.  After pepper-spraying one of the thieves in the face with bear spray, Yang heaved the young thug onto the counter and then spanked him twice before his wife kicked the jerk in the head a few times for good measure.

Naturally, police say you should not take matters into your own hands and “call the professionals”… but sometimes that’s just not practical. While police serve a valuable function, they can only investigate after the fact, and can’t return what was stolen from you.

That said, I’m not saying you should ALWAYS fight back like this brave couple did, but there are times where you just gotta do what you just gotta do, and for that I commend Zhen Yang and his wife for their brave actions.

And is it really any surprise that CBC would call these two upstanding citizens “vigilantesin the link to their article?

No, I guess not… the Nanny State Broadcasting Corporation doesn’t believe law-abiding citizens should actually stand up for themselves. How predictably pathetic of them.

What’s worse is the Gatineau Police response to Yang’s actions.

…charges will not be laid against the clerk because the accused men did not complain.

What???  Have they lost their freaking minds?   Who gives a crap if the thieves complained?  Certainly not me.

Yang and his wife were the victims here.  Why is that so hard for the Gatineau Police (and the CBC) to comprehend?

Anyway, I literally laughed out loud as I watched this little puke get exactly what he deserved!  Here then, for your viewing pleasure is How to Deal With Thugs, by Zhen Yang.

 

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September 30, 2012

Reverse Onus clause violates the Constitutional Rights of Violent Offenders, but is okay for law-abiding gun owners?

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Gotta love this country, where up is down and left is right.

Only in a nation that has completely abandoned rational thought and critical thinking could dangerous offenders have more rights than law-abiding gun owners.  That this judgement  comes out of the Ontario court system should surprise nobody.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Alan Bryant ruled that reverse onus for dangerous offenders violates their constitutional rights. How… progressive of him.

The law that Judge Alan Bryant took such exception to requires violent offenders convicted of serious crimes must prove they do not deserve to be designated as dangerous offenders and thus be incarcerated indefinitely.

You must realize this isn’t good old Joe from down the street we’re talking about here.  No, the individuals affected by this law are folks who have explicitly shown through their repeated violent criminal behaviour that they’re a menace to society.

The law used to require the Crown prove an individual was worthy of being locked up indefinitely but the Conservative government under Stephen Harper changed that requirement in 2008.

The law now requires the individual in question prove they should not be labelled a dangerous offender.

In this case such a requirement actually makes sense.  I say that because the Crown has already proven the individual is deserving of that designation by convicting them of numerous violent crimes.

Contrast that with law-abiding Canadian gun owners.

As a person who has not committed any crime, violent or otherwise, Canadian gun owners are subject to the burden of proof in practically every aspect of Canadian firearms law.

Under the Criminal Code of Canada section 117.11, for example, states the following:

117.11 Onus on the accused – Where, in any proceedings for an offence under any of sections 89, 90, 91, 93, 97, 101,104 and 105, any question arises as to whether a person is the holder of an authorization, a license or a registration certificate, the onus is on the accused to prove that the person is the holder of the authorization, a license or registration certificate.

Even with the removal of the much-despised Canadian long gun registry law-abiding Canadian gun owners can still be charged with any of these offences.

The onus is then upon them to prove they nave NOT committed a crime, and given the horrendously flawed record-keeping of the government in this regard, good luck to any gun owner placed in this position.

The mere presence of a spent shell-casing is considered just cause for SWAT Teams to descend upon an unwitting Canadian, all because owning a firearm has been demonized repeatedly over the past 20 or 30 years.

No crime needs to be committed for this overreaction from police.  The mere drawing of a gun by a child is considered reason enough to strip a man of his Constitutional Rights and run him through the mill.  Jessie Sansone is living proof of that ridiculous state of affairs.

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July 18, 2012

Nova Scotia provincial Judge Gregory Lenehan stupidly joins the “ban camp”

Anything that might possibly be used as a weapon should just be banned.  That’s the flawed logic of left-wing idiots like Toronto city councilor Adam Vaughan and now, apparently, Nova Scotia Provincial Court Judge Gregory Lenehan.

It’s just so much easier to ban a physical item than do something about the moron using something as a weapon, isn’t it?  After all, this is Canada and we do NOT hold people accountable for their actions.  It’s never the criminal’s fault they committed a crime, it’s their environment, it’s their drug addiction, it’s their “sickness”; never their responsibility.

The recent sentencing of serial pedophile Graham James to just 2 years in prison for his decades-long abuse of his hockey charges shows that quite clearly.  An even more horrific example is former Harrison Hot Springs, BC, councilor David Kenyon’s sentence to 14 days in jail for his sex crimes which cannot even be discussed because of a publication ban.

Two weeks in jail for sex crimes?  Seriously?  It’s no wonder pedophiles the world over view Canada as a great vacation spot!

But once again I digress, as the stupid comments in court from Judge Gregory Lenehan don’t have anything to do with sexual assault or pedophilia, but with his statement that we need to ban glass bottles and mugs from bars.

“I’m beginning to think that provincial authorities should start looking at drinking establishments and prohibiting glass objects from being in there,” Lenehan said.

“Far too often the courts are dealing with a situation where somebody has grabbed either the glass that’s in their hand or a beer bottle and either smashed it over somebody’s head or into somebody’s face.

“If we had plastic bottles and plastic drinking glasses in the taverns, we wouldn’t have people suffering facial injuries.”

Yes, it’s true.  Now we need, according to this so-called judge, to ban glass from bars.  Anything but actually hold criminals accountable for their actions.

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May 27, 2012

Another Gun Registry Success!

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Yes, it’s another gun registry success in La Belle Provence early Sunday morning as two unknown gunmen traded shots across a crowded intersection of Prince Arthur and Saint-Dominique streets on Montreal’s Plateau.

Thank God we have registered handguns since 1934 here in Canada… and I also thank God that we’ve required every individual who owns a handgun in Canada to have an Authorization to Transport (ATT) that handgun…

It should be a simple matter for police to see who was issued an ATT for the corner of Prince Arthur and Saint-Dominique streets and then go arrest the culprit or culprits.

What???

You say that police never issued an ATT for downtown Montreal for Sunday morning? 

How is that possible? 

Clearly someone must have issued the ATT otherwise these handgun owners would never have been allowed to take their handguns downtown!

Criminals don’t obey gun laws?  Really?

You mean to tell me that the police have no idea who took a handgun onto the streets of Montreal and shot an innocent woman?

I don’t understand…  Montreal’s Chief of Police (and all the other chiefs of police across Canada) assured us that the gun registry was required to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, that the safety of Canadians demanded a gun registry!  Clearly 80 years of handgun registration must be good for something, right?

Umm… no, actually it’s not.  The only thing a gun registry is good for is bloating police budgets and keeping bureaucrats busy shuffling stacks and stacks of useless paper from one side of their desks to the other.

I know… I know…  It’s a shock to those progressive thinkers among us… but the fact of the matter is that gun laws only affect law-abiding gun owners.

Criminals like the ones who shot a woman on the streets of Montreal this Sunday morning have not and will never be subjected to our stupid and useless gun registry.

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May 19, 2012

MP Parm Gill’s stand against gang recruitment with Private Members Bill C-394

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Conservative MP Parm Gill doesn’t like criminal gangs invading his riding of Brampton-Springdale (in Ontario) and is taking steps to make recruiting gang members a crime punishable by 5 years in prison.

He has introduced a private members bill, Bill C-394, to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act to help reduce the problem.

The bill’s summary reads:

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to make it an offence to recruit, solicit, encourage or invite a person to join a criminal organization. It establishes a penalty for that offence and a more severe penalty for the recruitment of persons who are under 18 years of age. This enactment also makes a related amendment to the National Defence Act.

The relevant section of the proposed Act reads thus:

467.111 Every person who, for the purpose of enhancing the ability of a criminal organization to facilitate or commit an indictable offence under this Act or any other Act of Parliament, recruits, solicits, encourages or invites a person to join a criminal organization, is guilty of an indictable offence and liable,

(a) in the case where the person recruited, solicited, encouraged or invited is under 18 years of age, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, and to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of six months; and

(b) in any other case, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years. (more…)

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March 4, 2012

Proof Handgun Registration Works! Toronto Teen robs store with loaded handgun

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Yes, the title is sarcastic.  The handgun registry is every bit as useless as the long gun registry, something this teen armed robber proves for me.

This is the second time Canada has dropped long gun registration.  Most people choose to forget that we tried this stupidity once before and finally dropped it when law-abiding Canadians refused to register their rifles and shotguns.  The original long gun registry was dropped just after World War II.

With all the uproar over the impending demise of Canada’s current long gun registry and its uselessness at preventing or solving crime, I’ve been amazed that so many politicians continue to support the registration of handguns.  The very same logic they use to tell us how useless the long gun registry has proven to be is twisted to explain why the registration of handguns “absolutely must continue.”

Canada began registering handguns in 1934, yet despite all those decades, the police cannot give a single example of where the registry aided them in solving a single crime.  Anywhere else in life we would call that useless.

Canada, like the rest of the world, has a severe debt problem.  We as a nation are spending our grandchildren’s earnings yet we think nothing of it.

We wasted well over 2 billion dollars of taxpayers’ money registering guns and tracking law-abiding firearm owners, and this is just the amount we’ve tossed on the trash pile and burned in the past 15 years.  There is no accurate calculation of how much money has been wasted since we started registering handguns in 1934.

This is ludicrous, of course.  But the word “handgun” or “gun owner” is used and all critical thinking immediately stops for the majority of people, including police and politicians.

We continue to insist that spending over 100 million dollars per year to track law-abiding citizens is a “worthwhile public safety measure” while convicted criminals with firearm prohibition orders against them are not tracked at all.

François Pepin, the man who murdered Constable Valérie Gignac, had a firearms prohibition order against him at the time of her murder.  Despite that prohibition order, not only was he able to obtain the firearm he used to murder Constable Gignac, he still had two firearms in his possession that should have been removed under his firearm prohibition order, but were not.

Again, useless is the word that comes to mind.

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January 31, 2012

Canada’s useless “Gun Control” system fails again, almost gets cop killed

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The many failures of Canada’s “gun control” scheme are well known to anyone willing to actually look at the facts.  For those unwilling to do so, however, no amount of proof that the system doesn’t work will ever be enough.

The latest proof of the uselessness and dangerousness of the current gun control scheme comes from Kamloops, British Columbia, where a convicted drug dealer with a court-ordered firearms prohibition was arrested after pointing a loaded handgun at an RCMP member.

Jeremy Jensen, the defense lawyer for Jacques Richard Bedard, the man with the pre-existing firearms prohibition order against him, had the audacity to say this to reporters:

He has the firearm in his possession for his own protection.”

Really?

Maybe he ought to stop dealing heroin then… it’s just a thought.

Clearly, while the RCMP focuses its time and resources on abusing law-abiding firearm owners, like the owners of the Armi Jager AP-80 that the RCMP arbitrarily reclassified and is now demanding be turned in for destruction or face criminal charges. As I wrote a few weeks ago, Sun TV’s Brian Lilley comprehends the issue, so why can’t Public Safety Minister Vic Toews?

When a convicted criminal with firearm prohibition order against him can easily obtain a handgun and then point it at a cop, even the most ardent supporters of the Firearms Act should be able to comprehend the system does not meet its intended goal, right?

I wish.  Nothing is quite so powerful as willful ignorance.

The simple fact that all of those gun haters, gun banners and gun registry lovers refuse to face is that criminals, real criminals like Jacques Richard Bedard, will never obey the law, are NOT tracked in any way by Canada’s Firearms Act and its licensing or registration schemes, and a firearm prohibition order, just like a restraining order, is nothing but a useless piece of paper unless the subject of the order chooses to obey it.

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December 22, 2011

We won’t track violent career criminals like Joseph Endelle Chan, but we’ll harass law-abiding Canadian gun owners?

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The law is an ass is the famous statement, although I can’t remember who by at the moment.  This truly is the case when it comes to Canada’s laws on firearms and the stupid 2-billion dollar “gun control” scheme that can’t keep guns out of the hands of  the likes of Joseph Endelle Chan.

Joseph Chan has a very long criminal record that includes 25 previous criminal convictions, including a 2005 conviction for possession of a loaded restricted firearm.

On April 8, 2010, Chan walked into a barber shop in Halifax and opened fire, apparently just for the fun of it.

Now, Windy Wendy Cukier and Lying Heidi Rathjen will tell you that Canada absolutely most definitely just has to keep our useless gun registry, but they are stunningly silent when it comes to explaining how a gun registry, or a licensing system for firearm owners for that matter, can keep guns out of the hands of lifelong violent criminals like Joseph Endelle Chan.

Their deafening silence, of course, says everything they don’t want it to say.

Joseph Chan was already under a court-ordered lifetime ban from possessing firearms… not that it did any good.

Why would it?

A firearms prohibition order is just a piece of paper with absolutely nothing to enforce it.  We waste the police resources that should be tracking violent offenders like Joseph Chan on keeping tabs on millions of Canadians who have not and will not shoot anyone, ever.

There is absolutely nothing that Canada’s failed gun registry or it’s failed licensing system can do to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals.

The reason is quite simple.  Violent criminals like Joseph Chan are not “clients” of Canada’s firearm owner licensing and gun registration system. (Yes, that’s really what we law-abiding firearms owners are called by the bureaucrats!)

Chan and his ilk can never be “clients” of the system because the system is not designed to deal with violent criminals… it’s only designed to deal with people like me who are willing to abide by the law.

Having a criminal record like Chan’s means an automatic license refusal, not that Chan or other violent nutbars like him would ever apply for one.

On the upside, at least Justice Robert Wright is doing what he can to keep Chan from hurting any other decent Canadians for a good, long time.

Justice Wright (no, not the same Justice Wright as the Bruce Montague Case) sentenced Chan to 11 years in prison in the hopes of keeping Canadians safe for  the next decade.

In a departure from the usual judicial practice, Justice Wright gave Chan consecutive sentences of seven years for endangering someone’s life by discharging a firearm, one year for violating a firearms prohibition and three years for possession of a loaded handgun.

Well done, Justice Wright!

The usual (and ridiculous) practice is to let the violent offender serve all sentences concurrently, meaning at the same time.

“The foremost sentencing objectives to be emphasized for gun crimes such as this are denunciation, deterrence and protection of the public by separating the offender from society,” Justice Robert Wright said.

“While the objective of rehabilitation can never be lost sight of, Mr. Chan’s past lifestyle and lengthy criminal record do not bode well in this regard.”

“Separating the offender from society…”

What a novel idea.

Some folks just don’t want to be rehabiliated.

As the judge said… “While the objective of rehabilitation can never be lost sight of, Mr. Chan’s past lifestyle and lengthy criminal record do not bode well in this regard.

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November 14, 2011

RCMP announce a high-risk Sex Offender Andrew Aurie Jefferson is now living in Mission, BC

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Kelowna’s loss is Mission’s gain, if you can call it that.

Andrew Aurie Jefferson, known as the Falconridge rapist for a series of rapes he committed in Calgary in 2006, was released from prison on November 10, 2011 and will be living in the Mission, BC area.

Falconridge-rapistOriginally thought to be living in Kelowna upon his release, RCMP informed Mission officials of the change in residency as soon as they found out.

Prior to being released, Jefferson spent five years in prison, but was not exactly a model prisoner.  He never completed his counseling and police consider him to be a high-risk for re-offending.

According to news reports his mode of operation is this: he grabs a woman from behind, threatens to kill her with a knife if she doesn’t do as he demands.

James Atebe, the mayor of Mission, is not thrilled with the lack of notice his community has received, and is concerned for the safety of the women of his community, and rightfully so.

“I have called a special council meeting on Monday, I will be getting to the bottom of the line what happened, and what kind of procedures and protocols took place in order to release him to here,” Atebe told CTV News.

That being said, there really isn’t a lot that Mayor Atebe can do.

Mission RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Sharon Siluch said that Andrew Jefferson has very strict parole conditions which include a 10pm curfew, abstaining from alcohol and is required to check in with police daily.

“We will be doing our due diligence to ensure he is abiding by those conditions,” she said.

That is all well and good, but the RCMP cannot have eyes on Andrew Jefferson every minute of every day.

Unless Mr. Jefferson has turned over a new leaf, and given the reports coming from both the prison system and police there is no reason to think so, he will be a considerable risk to the safety of women in the Mission and entire Lower Mainland area.

Rapists aren’t exactly the reform-able type.  The kicks they get, the feeling of power they take from their victims is something that doesn’t tend to leave them.

While statistics show they are more likely to be serial criminals than serial rapists, almost 20% of convicted rapists go on to commit a violent offense, not necessarily rape.

46% of rapists who were released from prison were re-arrested within 3 years of their release for another crime.

  • 18.6% for a violent offense.
  • 14.8% for a property offense.
  • 11.2% for a drug offense.
  • 20.5% for a public-order offense.

None of those are good numbers for Mission.

Let us pray that Andrew Jefferson is the exception rather than the rule, despite his poor performance in prison.

Should he prove the rule, however, then let justice be swift and sure.

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September 27, 2011

News that Clifford Olson is nearly dead almost brought tears to my eyes…

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When I heard the news that Clifford Olson is nearly dead it almost brought tears to my eyes…

It’s true!

Sure, they were tears of joy, but they were tears nonetheless.

If the news reports are to be believed Clifford Olson, arguably Canada’s most notorious serial killer, will soon be dead from cancer.

Is it a sin to say that it couldn’t happen to a more worthy person?  If it is I’m sure I’ll hear about it from my pastor.  He occasionally reads my articles here (presumably because of his interest in the subject matter and not as some sort of gauge of my spiritual well-being!)

News that the man who murdered so many young people was dying of a horrible disease did make me smile.  It reinforced my belief that God does indeed have an excellent sense of humour.

Why else give the man who caused so much terror such a terrifying disease?

(more…)

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May 11, 2011

Dialing 9-1-1 will not save your life… it’s sad but true

The majority of Canadians believe the police are there to protect them.  It’s a lie promoted incessantly by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and other political organizations that want a monopoly on the use of force in Canada.

What’s the first thing you hear from police spokes-ninnies when someone has the audacity to defend themselves against a violent criminal?

“You should let the police handle that.”

Yeah.

Loretta Lavalley

Tell that to Loretta Lavalley.

Oops… you can’t.  She’s dead.

The 9-1-1 operator she called just as she was about to be brutally raped and murdered listened to the entire brutal assault go down… powerless to do anything about it.

Christopher Hurd broke into Loretta Lavalley’s apartment late on November 29th, 2008, then repeatedly raped her before strangling her to death while her hands were tied behind her back.

Somehow Loretta managed to get her cell phone and dial 9-1-1 just before being attacked, but it didn’t help her.  It didn’t help her at all.

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May 6, 2011

Canada’s Firearms Act is as effective as ever… which means not at all.

Canada’ Firearms Act keeps Canadians safe from gun violence.  That’s what the head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) will have you believe, anyway.   It’s a load of Public Relations garbage, but they keep saying it.

Let’s take an example from news headlines to illustrate how useless the Firearms Act truly is.  Off to Winnipeg, where flooding has the city very nervous, and rightfully so.

But what should make Winnipegers more nervous, indeed concerned, should be how a 15-year-old boy got his hands on a loaded handgun.

I think the head of the CACP should try explaining that to the family of Trevor Abraham Harper, the 22-year-old who was murdered on April 29th, apparently for the “crime” of sitting in his car.

Handguns have been registered and severely restricted in Canada since 1934.  Funny how violent criminals just never seem to have gotten that message. (more…)

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