January 16, 2019

Canadian charged with murder for using gun to stop home invasion

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, guest-host Sheila Gunn Reid and Andrew Lawton, a Fellow with the True North Initiative, discussed yet another case of a Canadian man being charged (this time with second-degree murder!) for using firearms to counter a home invasion. 

What Canada's Toronto-based media and pundit class don't understand is that police response times in rural communities are dangerously unreliable, so residents must rely on themselves and legal firearms for protection. 

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commented 2019-01-19 02:16:58 -0500
to serve and protect… more likely ‘to document and charge’….
commented 2019-01-18 18:43:07 -0500
The Politicized Police would prefer that they have your dead body as evidence that you suffered a home invasion.
The Constitution does not protect your property in fact it provides no property rights. So how can you protect what you think you own if the governemtn doesn’t stand beside you?
As far as liberals are concerned armed robbery is a financial transaction and your self defense interferes with commerce.
commented 2019-01-17 13:13:34 -0500
I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
commented 2019-01-17 12:30:53 -0500
The Philosophy of: The Bureaucracy is always correct is what controls the Law Enforcement Process. Always has and always will be focused on the Bureaucracy’s security; Plus as an aside on the Politicians they control whether at the Municipal; Provincial; Federal Level in the Construct of Canada.

this is the Legacy of the Great Britain’s Bureaucracy setting up a consolidation of the several British North America colonies when the American Civil War ended. The Federal Government of the U.S.A. decided to direct the Federal {Union} Military west to dominate the American Indian Tribal communities instead.

Moving north into the remnant British Colonies at that time would have not been the half-hearted attempt in the “Indian Wars” as most average American Citizens understand, if they are even aware & central Canadians know as the War of 1812.

However the real comment to be made now is; the significant answer to the indifference of the Federal Government and the Ontario & Quebec & the gaggle of Atlantic Provinces is to Put the Bureaucracy into their proper role. This is the establishment of the Ordinary Average Canadian Citizen as__Sovereign__. The Role the Sovereign Ordinary Average American Citizen understands as the priority of Governance.

Canadians are; probably more so in the Western Provinces, are now Semi-Sovereign in concept merely through ozmosis of geographically located and similar antecedents at the Conception of the Canada & America.

What’s the first Step; and/or the only option remaining if the Liberals__Progressives __ One-World __ Adolescent understanding of Human Nature; actually continues their standard practice of brokerage Politics — buying votes with tax-payer funds regardless of the Effect such overt disregard of Canada’s Culture & Values and Existing Citizens security and support when expressly needed.
commented 2019-01-17 12:11:51 -0500
Worth noting – that the police can not help protect you in this situation, as they are basically the clean up crew. Think of any incident that the police are called to – by then the situation is over. Too little – too late and that is why people need to have a plan for themselves and to protect themselves.
commented 2019-01-17 12:09:23 -0500
Once an individual breaks into another persons home, with the intent to steal, the law should have no protection for them. Everyone should have the right to protect the lives and wellbeing of them and their family, as well as protect their possessions. Sad this man is charged with second degree murder, however, better to be the living duck, than the dead duck !!
commented 2019-01-17 12:02:07 -0500
That’s right…keep the sheep in line. “To Serve and Protect” Just who do the police protect?
Right, politicians and the elites. This is NOT the fault of the police…they are bound by draconian laws as are we.We tax paying worker bees are expendable. I wonder how much Canadians will take before they see what is happening? Nature provides defensive attributes to all animals, be it camouflage, speed, venom, horns etc. Yet humans in Canada are supposed to meekly surrender their lives while waiting for the same “protection” afforded the elite and politicians.
Anyway…..I’d rather be telling the judge WHY I had a gun, rather than telling the intruder why I didn’t have a gun.
God help us……our government and laws don’t.
commented 2019-01-17 11:28:24 -0500
Keith & Helen
I can understand your frustration completely but in all fairness let’s remind ourselves that the police do not decide on a case by case basis how they will react. This travesty of justice, and that is exactly what it is fall on the politicians alone. They created these laws and the police (agents of justice) are obligated to follow them to the letter. If we are disgusted by these laws then our fury must fall on those who created them and those who are responsible are sitting in Ottawa. How much more motivation do we need to kick these bandits out of office? If this is what happened with a home invasion then just imagine what will start to happen when Trudeau’s barbarians start showing up in Canada from the middle east? Does that motivate Canadians now to stand up and fight back?
commented 2019-01-17 11:25:21 -0500
In Canada, we have a tyrannical, treacherous government. Period. The rights and freedoms of people aren’t respected. Police is an extension of the government tyranny although some of the cops are decent people. We can watch how our American neighbors still enjoy their freedom and the 2nd amendment. By voting for the right government, real Canadians have a chance to better their lives and return the lost freedom. Vote the PPC, this is the best we have today.
commented 2019-01-17 10:56:07 -0500
When it comes to self defense. I wonder what the police use? What ever those COWARDS use, they sure the hell don’t want anyone else to use it. When your life is threatened, you use whatever is necessary for you to survive and protect your family. Those police retards would prefer to see you dead rather than of successfully repelled any attackers. If you ever get to talk to the media, destroy the cops, expose them for what they are.
commented 2019-01-17 10:31:38 -0500
Until we know the full facts of this case,it’s impossible to take a stand. In my city we have had home invasions which were not innocent people being attacked, but drug dealers who has pi$$ed off other drug dealers who were out for revenge.
As to rural response and the Toronto condo dwellers attitude, big city folks have no idea how big this country is, should go back to school and study geography. Very often the nearest Police detachment is an hour’s drive away from the rural area, even more in Winter. Torontonians are used to a police response time of 15 minutes, not one to two hours, IF the police will come at all.
I met a farmer who called the RCMP when thieves were stealing their equipment, in his case a very expensive tractor,the RCMP dispatcher told him to handle it himself,and didn’t show up at his farm until about 12 hours after he phoned. The thieves stole his tractor, but if he had used his gun in any way,even just firing a warning shot,the RCMP were very clear that he would have been charged. “You have insurance”, he was told.
I hope this issue is cleared up once and for all by a new government,though getting any pro-firearms legislation past the SCC would be extremely difficult or impossible.
commented 2019-01-17 10:10:15 -0500
Lynda Palmer
I agree, for example an eighty year old using equal force, in the case of the screw driver is useless. If the elderly used a gun to rid us of some scum.
I wonder if the court would convict in such a case?
commented 2019-01-17 09:41:37 -0500
Being able to defend yourself with equal force is useless. You need to defend with MORE FORCE than your attacker.
commented 2019-01-17 09:37:34 -0500
I am not a lawyer.
Most of these people who kill armed people are never convicted. I looked into this with a friend to prove it. That being said the process is expensive and costly and is the punishment for protecting yourself and or family.

For example if a kid breaks into your house with a screw driver while you are home and you shoot him you will be convicted. However if he tried to attack with the screw driver you can use equal force.

The grey area is were you in fear for your life always answer yes.
A warning shot fired through the ceiling is a good idea. it would take a good forensic investigator to figure out (perhaps impossible) which shot was fired first. If you get my drift.
commented 2019-01-17 09:01:11 -0500
I would rather be judged by 12 than carried out by 6.
commented 2019-01-17 08:27:03 -0500
its so stupid no law that you cant defend yourself I had a carry permit in the usa you are allowed to shoot anyone breaking into your house there are restrictions you cant shoot some one on your lawn or in the back
commented 2019-01-17 02:09:04 -0500
Oh well better charged than dead.
commented 2019-01-16 17:07:19 -0500
Your home is no longer your castle as dictated by Trudeau , who has security every second of every day wherever he goes.
That protection and right is not extended to the average Canadian citizen who more and more each day becomes a surf to the ruling class.
I have absolutely no confidence in the so called Constitution which really doesn’t deserve a capitol C nor our Charter of Rights.
I’m convinced that the Canada we grew up in no longer exists and I’m not sure that we have enough fortitude to turn this country around.
commented 2019-01-16 13:16:24 -0500
When Governments do not respect their own Constitution as we see here in Canada and around the Western World, it invites a breakdown in the Moral Compass of a society! This Anomy is a breakdown of social values and standards that is mostly top down. There is much evidence of this anywhere you have Socialist Creep!
commented 2019-01-16 11:46:16 -0500
Interesting to note that the left stream media is starting to call armed home invaders “unwanted house visitors”.
commented 2019-01-16 11:16:30 -0500
Every day in the States armed civilians are demonstrating that not only can they effectively defend themselves from assailants but also that they can come to the aid of law enforcement when the need arises. This is why both Canada and the States share a history of a civilian militia.
commented 2019-01-16 11:12:34 -0500
Canadians have the right to keep and bear arms just as the Yanks do. The Yanks got the idea from Jolly Old English Common Law- the same place Canadians got it. The difference is that the Yanks were smart enough to codify it. Canadians are dumb enough to trust the 5Ps to remember what is not codified.

Late 17th century writings show this to be the case. Every man has the right to keep and bear arms to protect himself from others and tyrannical government. Even the second amendment does not give the right to keep and bear arms it simply recognizes that right and states that it shall not be infringed.

Thomas Macaulay, labelled this "the security without which every other is insufficient, and a century earlier the great jurist, William Blackstone, regarded private arms as the means by which a people might vindicate their other rights if these were suppressed.

Historic amnesia, as some have called it, causes governments and those who vote for them to conveniently forget these truths. They lose in court (while bankrupting the defendant) but a continuing string of court losses shows this to be nothing less than punitive harassment.

A lengthy but worthwhile treatment of the topic:

commented 2019-01-16 10:56:12 -0500
“When seconds count, the police are just minutes away!”