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Meanwhile in Canada, no guns to protect youself allowed...

Moral of the story: Beware!! Its Coming soon for you too.

Today's headline from Vancouver BC
"Jewelry storeowner investigated in shooting of thief"

Quotes:
"The incident began when three men barged into the Atson Jewellery and Gold store on Robson Street near Homer Street around 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday . One began smashing jewelry cases with a hammer while another waved a gun around, police said."

Police say that's when the storeowner pulled out his own gun and shot at one of the men, possibly wounding him. All three men then fled the store, running down the street into a car waiting in an alley"

"No one is allowed to have a gun on their premises for protection in the city. We have laws that govern the ownership and handling of guns. Anyone in possession of a gun has to have it safely stored in a designated place," said Insp. Eric Grummisch.

The owner did tell CBC News he's a hunter and a target shooter who knows how to use a gun. Police confirmed the owner's guns are legal, but said it's too early to know if the owner will be charged.
(in other words, he can hunt but he can't protect his own life)

He also said "No, I am not worried about myself, okay? We're fine — family fine — okay?" he said.
Sounds like his family was on the premises.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/04/16/b...

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Wow. And I thought things

Wow. And I thought things were bad in the United States...

...

Back in the mid 1980's in

Back in the mid 1980's in Adams County, Colorado, a friend of mine owned a liquor store, and he owned everything out right. Well one night some low life scum came in and pulled a gun on him and demanded all the cash. Well my friend refused and the scum bag fired a shot into the wall behind my friend. My friend then pulled his gun and put 2 rounds into this guys chest, and killed him.

The police then arrived, took his statment and arrested him for murder.
All the while there was a new law on the books called the Make My Day Law. Giving citizens a right to protect themselves on their property. His lawyer argued this to no avale and my friend was not granted bail, and put in the county jail for 7 months.

Finally after 7 months the case went to trial, and upon reading all the reports the judge threw the case out on the first day, citing the Make My Day Law as the reason he was throwing it out. Well that was all fine and dandy, my friend was a free man and this was not put on his record.
During the time he was in jail he lost his liquor store and the property, along with his family. His wife sold everything and he got nothing.

My friend died about 10 years ago a broke man. He never recovered from what happened. He was doing what he thought was right. This is not the only time somone has sat in jail for shooting an intruder and protecting his family and or property. Just thought I would share this because eventhough we have laws like the make my day law, they still want to make you take the blame for the incident.

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

AKA GIVE ME FREEDOM

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

AKA GIVE ME FREEDOM

Thank You...

... for sharing your story.

And thank the free market for this Interweb thingy we have - here to record the many many stories like this, for all time, as a testament to the brave people of the world, and to record the crimes of this evil system that we are all a slave to.

Your friend may eventually be forgotten in name, but he will never be forgotten in spirit.

If the police come by, they shot at each other. Okay?

Get those guns put away and fast.

Now of course I am just kidding. I would never advocate renegade justice.

cw

got a shovel?

I'm thinking the Canadian Home/Business defense kit may need to include a shovel.

I don't care if someone else chooses not to be armed to.......

...protect themselves, their family or property. Many people want the benefits of life, just not any of the responsibilities. But what irritates me, is that these same people always want to force me into giving up my basic human right to self-preservation, and don't want me to protect the weak or innocent.

Beware Indeed

So let me get this straight:

- You must not have a gun for protection on your premises
- Carrying a weapon for self-defence is against the law
- You cannot take the law into your own hands
- You must not hurt criminals

And yet, if the cops fail to protect you, you cannot sue them!!

I can tell you that up here in Vancouver, while the people are left defenceless, all the cops and criminals (or do I repeat myself) carry guns. I think I'm living in the wrong country :-(

yep.

and if you kill someone while protecting yourself, your family, or your property ... you could go to jail for manslaughter. nope...no castle law/doctrine here.

we're all about the nanny state here in canada. forget self sufficiency and self reliance.

Possibly?

"when the storeowner pulled out his own gun and shot at one of the men, possibly wounding him"

They don't even know if this guy wounded the crook, because they didn't catch the guys who were robbing the store. and it sounds like the investigation is not going to be into catching the theives but instead into investigating the store owner.

Al, please ask ziggy what I need to do to leap out of this place...I can't figure it out.

sad

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sad indeed. Here in Canada

our constitution's "Charter of Rights and Freedoms" protects criminals rights very well.
It has been a real disappointment.

Still there are arguments that the Canadian Constitution is invalid based on the British North America Act which I say was in fact invalid. When I am old and gray with time and money on my hands I will draft challenges to it.

cw

I can't believe

some of the ignorant posters underneath the article are actually defending the thief and suggesting that if the owner got his gun quickly it must have been "unsafely stored" whatever that means. To me unsafely stored means I can't get to it quick enough.

"The credit expansion boom is built on the sands of banknotes and deposits. It must collapse.", www.mises.org

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

brainwashing has been going on for a long time

here in Canada.
It probably was the first politically correct country in the world.

cw

don't you love the blank

don't you love the blank borg look when you mention anything like individualism

huh?

: - l

especially when it is from friends...

cw

Amen!

"To me unsafely stored means I can't get to it quick enough."