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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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July 26, 2012

Warren Kinsella is “a fucking idiot” who despises YOUR Rights and Freedoms

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Warren Kinsella, touted as a “Liberal badboy“, showed his true colors a week ago on his blog and again last night on Sun TV.

Warren Kinsella despises your Liberty.  Warren Kinsella despises your Charter Rights.  Warren Kinsella believes you have absolutely no right to defend yourself from a violent attacker, especially if you’re using a handgun to do so.

Warren Kinsella despises you, too, if you have the audacity to believe the first line of defense against violent criminals is you, the person actually present when the violent criminal strikes, and not the police.

A week ago the moronic Kinsella wrote the following:

If you don’t favour a ban on private ownership of handguns, you’re a fucking idiot

Obviously Warren Kinsella can’t comprehend the simple truth that criminals don’t obey laws.  That is why, after all, they’re referred to as criminals.

Warren Kinsella can’t comprehend that it’s already illegal for a person to merely point a firearm at another human being, let alone shoot them with one!

Nope, according to Kinsella, a handgun ban will solve all the world’s problems.

Warren Kinsella is a moron.

He naively believes that if we disarm the good people, namely law-abiding citizens, that the bad people, namely violent criminals who kill people in shopping malls and at block parties, will magically behave like decent human beings.

That’s not gonna happen.

Kinsella refuses to acknowledge proven studies like John Lott’s “More Guns, Less Crime”, which proves that firearms in civilian hands makes for a safer society.

He believes Ian Thomson of Port Colbourne, Ontario, should have just stood there like a good little Liberal and dialed 9-1-1 while three masked thugs attempted to kill him by burning his house down around him with Molotov cocktails.

It goes without saying that both Ian Thomson and I believe quite differently, and that it’s Warren Kinsella, not a handgun owner, who is the “fucking moron“.

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February 23, 2012

A loaded pistol was found in his car, yet he’s not arrested, charged or sent off to prison

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Can you imagine if you or I left a loaded handgun under the front seat of our vehicle and someone else found it?  Here’s roughly what would transpire next:

1. SWAT would be called in to serve a “high risk warrant”, kick in our front door, arrest us, seize anything and everything even remotely related to firearms, and parade us and our personal property before the media to show how awesome they are.
2. We would be charged with a myriad of crimes starting with “unsafe storage of firearms” and possibly even reckless endangerment of human life for the handgun left loaded under the front seat.
3. We would spend our life savings defending ourselves against the charges only to…
4. Be convicted of all counts and sentenced to God knows how long in a federal prison.

Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham will not face any of those possibilities, however, even though the Victoria Police Chief is the guy who left a loaded pistol under the front seat of his police cruiser, where it was found on February 17, 2012 by another cop searching the entire police facility and every vehicle in it for some unnamed missing equipment.

No, the only thing that will happen to Chief Graham is a written reprimand, or in plain english, a slap on the wrist.

Technically he is guilty of “neglect of duty” under the Police Act, but he will not be charged with that because, well, he’s the Chief of Police.

What’s ironic is that it’s folks like Chief Graham that believe we mere citizens cannot be trusted with firearms and the world will now end because the gun registry is soon to be abolished.

Hey, here’s an idea:

How about we give Ian Thomson of Ontario the written reprimand and we take the charges that Thomson is currently facing, unsafe storage of firearms, and charge Victoria Police Chief Jamie Graham with that instead?

 

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February 15, 2012

Gun Owners Continue to Face Criminal Charges for a Law That Doesn’t Exist

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I am flipping tired of the unmitigated hubris that continues to spur Canada’s game-playing cops and court system in their indefatigable zeal to prosecute innocent gun owners with the same pesky, recycled sections of the Canadian Firearms Act.

In order to demonize gun owners to the hilt, the Government of Canada saw its way clear, at the behest of the United Nations, to dump the unlawful, unconstitutional, non-Charter-proofed Canadian Firearms Act of 1995 into the Criminal Code of Canada, ironically behind the Constitution Act 1982, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms centrepiece, which is supposed to be the supreme law of the land.

Turning ordinary citizens into criminals is obscene.

Under the Firearms Act, a person’s Charter right to be “presumed innocent until proven guilty” is turned wrongside out with a reverse onus provision: a gun owner is GUILTY until proven GUILTY.

Seldom, if ever, do the courts acquit a person tried for firearms infractions. The judges’ thinking is ‘if you’re not guilty you wouldn’t be here.’

Note: See Christopher di Armani’s excellent column herein for a list of 11 constitutional infractions committed between the covers of the Canadian Firearms Act: “Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant understands why gun owners hate the Firearms Act. Pity the Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, isn’t listening to her.”

In one example, No. 11, Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant said:

“...Bill C-68 allows for both military and foreign enforcement as well, but with no other part of the Canadian Criminal Code enforceable by the military, especially a foreign military. We wondered why that one was added. The truth is this provision was included to legitimize the future presence of foreign troops on our land.”

She then asked the salient question:

“Why would Canada ever need foreign troops enforcing Canadian gun laws?”

The “foreign troops” refers to militaries based in every country of the world that are in the process of being replaced with a One-World Military. It is part of the United Nations’ machinations to spread a One World Government around the planet. A global military will have the international power to ultimately confiscate firepower from the world’s total population, except for the police and military–a game plan which Canadian Firearms Act architects, Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his eager Liberals, salivated to enforce during their reign.

The rub is that Canada would stick its head in a fiery furnace if the United Nations told Canada to do so.

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February 11, 2012

Vigilantism vs Self-Defense: Why Bob Rae is a buffoon completely out of touch with reality

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Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae is the perfect Liberal.  He hates his fellow citizens and believes the State should, indeed MUST be all-powerful, especially when it comes to a monopoly of force.  It is the state and ONLY the state who should be able to use force to repel attackers, not mere citizens.

For those of us of the lesser class, i.e. not a Liberal politician or a Prime Ministerial wannabe, and who must rely on ourselves and not armed bodyguards of the state, the Ian Thompson case takes on very special significance.  If he is convicted of the unsafe storage charges he currently faces, then the rest of us too, are doomed, should our lives be threatened as his was.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you’ll know that in the early morning hours of August 22, 2010, Port Colborne, Ontario resident Ian Thomson used a legally-owned and registered handgun to fire warning shots over the heads of the three murderous cretins (no relation to our former prime minister) who were attempting to kill him by burning down Mr. Thomson’s home with him inside it.

The police and Crown prosecutors have decided that saving his own life is not acceptable behaviour.  Instead, Crown prosecutors seem to be content that Ian Thomson should have dialed 9-1-1 and then promptly died at the hands of his attackers, like a good little sheeple.

A police officer actually had the gall to say that Thomson was able to retrieve his firearms “too quickly”, therefore he was obviously guilty of the unsafe storage of firearms.

It’s an asinine comment and an even more asinine conclusion to draw.  Ian Thomson’s life was in immediate and imminent danger from three men caught on video cameras screaming death threats and tossing Molotov cocktails at his home.  It was only his ability to retrieve his firearms and fire a couple of warning shots to scare off his would-be murderers that allows Ian Thomson to be alive to suffer the abusive prosecution he is currently facing, not to mention the moronic comments of that policeman and now Bob Rae.

This is beyond absurd.  If an inmate inside a maximum security prison can use a concealed weapon to kill another inmate according the the Supreme Court of Canada (R. v. Kerr, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 371, 2004 SCC 44), then why can’t a man with no criminal record and a legally-owned firearms defend his life against three men actively trying to murder him?

Interim Liberal Party Leader and Chief Fantasy-land Dweller Bob Rae believes that what Ian Thomson did is best characterized as “vigilantism”, making Bob Rae about the only Canadian who is this mind-numbingly stupid.

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October 1, 2011

Everyone’s House is His Castle and Fortress

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This article is intended as a companion piece to Christopher di Armani’s September 28th post titled Ontario Crown Counsel and OPP Finally Find Some Common Sense.

“There exists a law, not written down anywhere but inborn in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading but by derivation and absorption and adoption from nature itself; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice, not by instruction but by natural intuition. I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”
— Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman, before Christ

In my opinion, the September 27th Ottawa Citizen article explained the Nathan Woods story better than the National Post.

Besides bringing forward the circumstances of Laurence Manzer and Joe Singleton, the Citizen also touched on cases involving Ian Thomson, David Chen and Steve Forde, as well as providing some good thoughts from the neighbours about “being safe in your own home”–the castle law–and anybody crossing the sacred line uninvited does so at his own peril.

No longer do citizens have patience with home invaders…then hear that the police have insensibly charged the victims of the violence.

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September 28, 2011

Ontario Crown Counsel and OPP finally find some common sense

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After nothing but horror story after horror story about homeowners being charged for having the audacity to defend themselves against home invaders, the latest case of an Ontario man stabbing his home invader to death has come to the correct end.

Thank God!

While it seems that common sense has arrived at the offices of Ontario’s Justice Department too late for Ian Thomson, the man who dared defend himself as three scumbags tried to burn his house down with him inside it, it has arrived in time for Nathan Woods and his son.

To quote Meghan Hurley‘s article in the National Post,

An Ontario man who is alleged to have stabbed an intruder to death after a home invasion in Arnprior earlier this month will not be charged.

OPP investigators, in consultation with the Crown attorney’s office, determined that no charges will be laid against the homeowners.

While he apparently told his girlfriend that he was going for a bike ride, Corey Blaskie decided, it would seem, to do a little more than just ride his bike.  That decision, to force his way into the Woods home,  cost him his life.

As it should.

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August 5, 2011

Intruder invades a man’s home, but it’s the home owner who gets charged with aggravated assault

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In what’s becoming a disgusting and disturbing pattern across Canada, it’s once again the law-abiding citizen that is being charged, not the criminal.  Ontario police and Crown prosecutors appear to have an incredible bias against anyone actually defending themselves, their loved ones or their property.

This is just the latest in a long line of legal obscenities to grace the front pages of newspapers across Canada.

This time it’s a 28-year-old man who was walking his girlfriend home when they discovered someone had broken into her home.  Believing his girlfriend’s mother was inside, the boyfriend searched the home to see if she was all right and happened upon the home invader instead.

What ensued is enough to strike terror into anyone faced with similar circumstances, and I’m NOT talking about the fight that left the home invader stabbed and in hospital.  HE got what he deserved.

I’m talking about the the fact that this man has now been charged with aggravated assault.

“The man was charged because it is alleged the stabbing was excessive,” said Toronto Police Constable Tonyo Vella. “It is alleged that he stabbed the man a number of times. He’s fortunate to be alive.”

And moronic cops and prosecutors who feel safe making that judgment call the next morning really ought to be ashamed of themselves. (more…)

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July 26, 2011

Freedom of Speech? Not if you protested the G-20 in Toronto…

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I find it “interesting” that in Canada, a nation that claims to be a defender of our God-given Rights and Freedoms, we have judges telling people they cannot exercise their Right to Freedom of Speech.

It would seem that even after the largest number human rights violations in Canadian history, the affronts to our fundamental Rights and Freedoms isn’t going to end any time soon.

During the G-20 protests, Alex Hundert and Amanda Hiscocks were arrested and charged for the “crime” of having helped organize the protests.  Technically they were charged with “conspiracy to commit mischief”, but that’s what I call a bulls*** charge if ever there was one.

Well, except maybe for Ian Thomson, the Ontario man being charged with “weapon dangerous to public peace” for having the unmitigated gall to try and save his own life from three thugs in the process of burning down his home with him inside it…

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May 18, 2011

Police are treated differently than the rest of us when they break the law

To those who say the law is applied equally to citizens and police, I’ve only got one word:

Bullshit.

I’ll cite the case of Chilliwack RCMP constable Matt Wright this time to make my point.

RCMP Constable Wright, according to the Ottawa Citizen article on his case, is a former military man.   Generally speaking, military men comprehend honour, integrity and right from wrong.  Clearly Constable Wright missed out on those character traits.

He was found to have breached the RCMP Code of Conduct twice… here’s the lowdown on the first case, which is minor in comparison to the one I’ll address in a moment.

Const. Matt Wright’s police work was anything but textbook the day he made an arrest in a street-level drugs and money bust.

The RCMP constable, a former military man, never fully documented the bag of pills and wad of cash he seized.

Then two months later, after working late at the Chilliwack, B.C. detachment, Wright, left with a box containing files, his notebooks, RCMP identification card, and the seized money and drugs.

He loaded the box into his personal vehicle and later that same night reported it had been stolen from his car. Everything was recovered, except the drugs and money. It is impossible to know what kind or the exact amount of drugs because they were never fully documented, nor was the cash. Wright says it was a bag of about 50 blue pills and a “thin wad” of cash, that contained at least one $20 note on the outside.

In an internal disciplinary ruling in Ottawa dated March 28, Wright, who admitted the allegations, was docked two days pay for neglect of duty.

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April 15, 2011

RCMP member loses his service pistol and doesn’t even know it?

Seriously?

How the heck can you drop your service pistol on the bathroom floor and not even know it?  That’s the question of the hour today as Nova Scotia RCMP try and figure out why a civilian was the one turning in an RCMP standard issue Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol.

Shall I list the charges that any “mere citizen” would face if they dropped their loaded pistol in a public washroom for someone else to find?

Naw… why bother.  We’ll probably never even learn the name of the RCMP member who was so incredibly stupid he deserves to be bounced from the force.

But what we WILL see is Lawrence Manzer’s trial later this year for “weapon dangerous” charges for the “crime” of standing on his doorstep with an unloaded shotgun.

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