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The state’s protection racket
National Post Undaunted, though, the authorities press on. Currently, prosecutors are making fools o ^ | Feb 7, 2012 | George Jonas

Posted on 02/07/2012 1:20:30 PM PST by caveat emptor

When defending their monopoly to defend us, the authorities often shoot themselves in the foot. In Saturday’s National Post, Rex Murphy recalled the case of a shopkeeper in Toronto’s Chinatown who was charged with kidnapping for nabbing a shoplifter and holding him for the police. The story had a happy ending: The lawmen looked as foolish in court as they deserved to look, and the shopkeeper was acquitted.

Undaunted, though, the authorities press on. Currently, prosecutors are making fools of themselves over a citizen named Ian Thomson, whose warning shots scared away three men trying to firebomb his farm house near Port Colborne, Ont. He fired in the air; the assailants fled, and no one was hurt except the feelings of the authorities.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: guncontrol; selfdefense
Among other things mentions the requirement for separate storage of guns and ammo, and failure to do so leading to criminal charges.
1 posted on 02/07/2012 1:20:36 PM PST by caveat emptor
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To: caveat emptor
In other Canadian gun news, the long-awaited abolition and destruction of the long gun registry is apparently going to become law later this month.
2 posted on 02/07/2012 1:24:41 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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