A 21-Gun salute goes out to Ian Thomson, an Ontario man who stuck to his guns and won a victory for every Canadian who wants to defend their own home against attack. Mr. Thomson’s home was set on fire by masked men who only stopped when Mr. Thomson retrieved his locked-up, legally-owned .38 Special and shot three warning shots to chase them away. He was charged with “careless use of a firearm” and “unsafe storage”. Rather than plead down, Mr. Thomson spent $60,000 to defend a right that every Canadian assumes they have – but didn’t, until now.
Man acquitted of charges in home attack hopes self defence precedent bolstered
By Jeff Davis, The Canadian Press, January 5, 2013