Glance at the headline and go no further; one might be justified in concluding we are building the wall on the wrong border. There is a whole lot more to the story than meets the eye. I predict the Canadian Police were going for a twofer. A twofer occurs when two sets of shitheads come into conflict, like when three shitheads decide to do a home invasion on two other shitheads. Here’s the story: Canadian-charged-attempted-murder.
According to the Herald, “Three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.” The two men inside the home managed to take away one of the guns and “several shots were fired as the suspects fled.” One of the suspects was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The Cops arrive, call everybody by the first name and realize, it’s a twofer! Everybody goes to jail.
Here is the laundry list of charges the homeowner faces:
intent to discharge a firearm,
intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless,
careless use of a firearm,
improper storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm,
possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose,
unauthorized possession of a firearm,
possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized,
and possession for the purpose of trafficking.”
Start near the bottom; the possession charges are an indication that the homeowner is a convicted felon or otherwise prohibited from possession of a firearm. The intent, careless, reckless charges are variations on the same theme, one of them will probably make it to trial. Improper storage, I guess we can conclude that he didn’t jam it up the other guy’s ass, else he would have the possession charge. Attempted murder, the police decided that they didn’t believe the story of witnesses and disregarded any aspect of self-defence. Don’t expect these charges to be around at trial if there is a trial.
Here is the statement from the Prosecutor’s Office. Public Prosecution Service spokeswoman Chris Hansen stresses, “Right now they’re just pending charges,” but the point is still clear. Namely, that sitting quietly while governments pass more and more gun control is a recipe for disaster, as far as freedom is concerned. Seemingly benign laws like gun storage requirements and trigger lock requirements and more aggressive controls like firearm registration rules and magazine bans all portend a situation where a law-aiding citizen in the U.S. uses a gun in self-defense only to face prosecution for failing to jump through the proper bureaucratic hoops beforehand.
Hell of a job of advocacy there!
My prediction, everybody walks, witnesses refuse to cooperate.