March 18, 2016

Ottawa City Councillor faces CBC firing squad for gun photo tweet

Brian LilleyArchive

There’s a story brewing in the nation’s capital related to legal gun ownership and I think it’s one more Canadians need to hear about. 

First time City Councillor and 20 year veteran of the Canadian Forces, Jody Mitic, is facing a progressive pile on for tweeting a picture of two new pistols he had just purchased, one for him and one for his wife.

An Ottawa Sun columnist led the charge and was joined by Ottawa’s Police Chief and a fellow councillor all suggesting his tweet showed bad timing and was in poor taste because of recent shootings in the city.

But, he had nothing to do with those shootings, and neither did any other law abiding gun owner.

The award for sheer arrogance from the media however has to go to the local CBC outlet whose anchor spoke of the insensitivity of the “spectre of a civic leader brandishing guns”, repeatedly failing to make a distinction about legal gun ownership.

This is the kind of shaming a public official who admits to being a legal gun owner can expect in Canada today.

The CBC and the rest in the media party need to be reminded that owning a gun in Canada is not a crime if you’re doing it legally.

Then maybe we can get back to seeing legal gun ownership in Canada as normal, like it used to be.

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commented 2016-03-21 12:36:18 -0400
He handled that idiot beautifully!
commented 2016-03-21 10:46:11 -0400
The CBC and Sun are so bias, Political pawns and anti gun . I support Jody and owning a legal gun does not make him or anyone else a criminal. The police Chief should get off his fat ass and go after the criminal element that are using illegal guns and LEAVE THE LAWFUL OWNERS ALONE. Chief stay out of the media and Do your job , We are not criminals, tweeting and displaying a picture are not illegal acts.
commented 2016-03-21 09:46:10 -0400
Come on people,

Let us be fair to the CBC talking head. After all there was only one criteria he was hired by through the affirmative action hiring of the CBC, and it was not merit.
commented 2016-03-20 22:29:09 -0400
But tweet a sick joke about stabbing right after 2 Canadian Armed Forces members were attacked is just fine with the Communist Bullsh*t Commisariat.
commented 2016-03-20 20:55:21 -0400
Ooooooo somebody bought some guns legally? It’s the end of the world as we know it.
commented 2016-03-20 20:19:27 -0400
thanks to the state of the economy there are more legitimate gun owners using their guns to commit suicide than anything. the only thing these stupid gun grabbing CBC fruit cakes care about is protecting pretty boy from facing a civil war because he is spending this country into oblivion.
commented 2016-03-20 10:49:07 -0400
BTW _ “Trigger Warning”, love your handle ;-)

a real trigger warning is a command from the range officer telling the firing line the range is hot.
commented 2016-03-20 10:43:40 -0400
Trigger Warning commented – “Ottawa’s police chief also spoke at the hijab rally at city hall.”

It’s hard to find a real cop at the top of the command chain these days – most are oily, lying politicians – because that is what it takes to advance – because cultural Marxist policy is what police enforce these days. The days of law enforcement are gone, nowadays police are either enforcing identity group pecking order entitlement or keeping the savage failure of multicult from ransacking the infrastructure.

So a big middle finger to all the police brass who sold out their oath, duty and LEO roll to be a comfy, smug petty bureaucrat in the happy-face tyranny your political masters are erecting.
commented 2016-03-20 10:22:13 -0400
Funny how so many people around the world cry out for help from nations that are armed to come and help them. Coincidentally it always seems to be America that is appealed to to come and help. Seems there are a just too many people who thrive by oppressing others. Is it possible that some Canadians are demonstrating this spirit of totalitarianism? One can never know when mild reproofs will grow to become an entrenched system of bondage. Americans have always planned things so that this will not happen to them. How wise were their founders!
commented 2016-03-19 21:59:00 -0400
Ottawa’s police chief also spoke at the hijab rally at city hall. He is totally sold out to the Social Justice left, despite the fact that they still despise the police.

It is kind of like the nerd who is continually trying to impress the in crowd; someone needs to tell him: they are never going to like you!
commented 2016-03-19 18:46:00 -0400
I live in Ottawa and have no problem with what Counsellor Mitic did. I am not afraid he will break into my home and try to rob me, if fact I would want to be his neighbour. I also am not fearful he will incite violence in any community. I support your stand Counsellor. So, some drug lord in Ottawa is watching this and thinking ‘Oh man, this counsellor guy thinks I’m cool cause I’m carrying’? As several other comments below stated, I too, do not watch CBC as they loop/reloop their stories (imagine there is not much they have to report on) and I’m bloody sick of watching them fawn over Le Dauphin. Can’t say CTV is any better in that regard though.
commented 2016-03-19 14:25:45 -0400
Guns kill people, forks make people fat, and cameras make child porn. How vicious inanimate objects can be sometimes! I wonder how we still don’t have jails made just for them.
commented 2016-03-19 12:39:08 -0400
Progressives in Western societies automatically lump legal and illegal into their talking points and the uninformed voters can’t tell the difference. Most of the press just fall in line to propagate these lies, whether it be immigrants or guns.
commented 2016-03-19 11:02:00 -0400
commented 2016-03-19 10:57:47 -0400
It is unfortunate that Canada does not have a Second Amendment like in the Unites States!
commented 2016-03-19 04:53:42 -0400
Then when a terrorist refugee gets a firearm and shoots up a Christmas party (yes a Christmas party), Junior and his propaganda ministry will call for even more gun control because terrorists don’t kill people guns kill people.
commented 2016-03-19 04:44:52 -0400
Yes the good old CBC, that quivering mass of left wing nutbars who inhabit a multimillion dollar HQ in Toronto, funded by other people and spreading their endless blather from coast to coast to coast.
When a Canadian applies for a firearms permit, the applicant’s records are thoroughly checked, the applicant must provide references and his or her spouse must consent.
Meanwhile the Liberal propaganda ministry (the CBC) is all for admitting Syrian refugees when no reliable vetting process can be made and when ISIS has stated that they have infiltrated the ranks of the refugees.
The truth is law abiding citizens with legally registered handguns are a neglible risk when compared to the Syrian refugees. That is what should really make the CBC quiver.
commented 2016-03-19 01:57:57 -0400
BTW: Political correctness is fascism posing as sensitivity.
commented 2016-03-19 01:54:54 -0400
Have we really become subjugated by the besotted fussing of hysterical twats, fretting over their petty personal delusions as it they count for anything more than ant poop in the real world? Tell them to FO. Ignore these touch hole neurotics – as you walk by these foaming nags, keep your head up high and your middle finger higher
commented 2016-03-19 00:08:37 -0400
Susan Sherring is a vindictive lefty who ran for a councillor’s job in Ottawa and lost so now she is trying to go after all the right leaning members on council. Chief Bordeleau should stick to trying to do his job and clean up the gang activity in the city that has been increasing during his tenure in office instead of lecturing law abiding gun owners. They should all be showing more respect for someone who served his country in the military and is now trying to better his city by holding a position in public office.
commented 2016-03-18 23:13:25 -0400
Brandishing?? – looks like 2 tools laying there – not unlike 2 hammers laying in a pic or wrenches laying in a mechanic’s toolbox.
commented 2016-03-18 22:06:29 -0400
Liberal Cbc pundant—-do you know what (brandishing) even means ???
commented 2016-03-18 22:06:22 -0400
Has the lesson at Parliament Hill from the hand of the hero Kevin Vickers been lost on the CBC? Ottawa council should be quietly asking Jody to carry his latest purchase. It could save their ‘left cheeks’ some day. As a non gun owner I don’t know if regulations would permit it, but if so I think that council should welcome the added protection of a trained, certified and experienced operator in their midst. PS. This nonsense smear editorializing by the CBC finally prompted me sign up so I could comment!
commented 2016-03-18 22:02:43 -0400
commented 2016-03-18 21:59:15 -0400
It’s too bad more respectable gun owning prominent people couldn’t support their hobby like the Councillor has. That would help to diminish the misinformation strewn about by the pinko anti-gun crowd who seek to blur the line between the law abiding and the criminal element.
commented 2016-03-18 21:57:25 -0400
At least Mitic was trained in the proper use of firearms.
Most criminals think they know how to use firearms.
commented 2016-03-18 21:48:06 -0400
84.96% support at this time.

CBC assholes and social justice thugs must be hating it.
commented 2016-03-18 21:35:18 -0400
When a rabid liberal tweets & jokes about stabbing Canadian Armed forces members (or was he actually encouraging his fellow mohammedans to stab infidels in groups??) media & rest of the liberals kept mum, but when a councilor (and a 20 years veteran) tweets a photo of his legitimately bought guns he’s demonized by same liberals as encouraging gang/gun violence.
We sure are living in strange times.
commented 2016-03-18 21:27:47 -0400
I agree that Mitic has every tight to own a Gun but I have a problem with him advertising the fact. Every Hoodlum or Muslim are now in the knowledge that in Mitic’s house, there are two Hand Guns, just waiting to be picked up. As an ex Serviceman he should have known better.