Canada, where you aren’t allowed to defend yourself

A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting.

Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake.

Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside.

The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled. Police later located one of the suspects, who had non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

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24 Responses to Canada, where you aren’t allowed to defend yourself

  1. Michigan Doug says:

    Just not right.We’re all going to Hell.

  2. Elmo says:

    Sounds like a case of an overzealous prosecutor that doesn’t like guns.
    Do they have Democrats in Canada?

    • S.G.S.W. says:

      We have the Liberal Party Of Canada…which makes your Democrats look like Republicans by comparison.

    • Exile1981 says:

      Yes, we have 3 left leaning parties and one slightly left leaning party.

      Conservatives are center to left of center.

      Liberals are called the ‘natural governing party’ by the media and are like the democrats. Left and corrupt.

      Then you have the NDP who are openly socialists and far left and like bernie sanders or the new mayor of new york.

      Then we have the Green party that make the NDP look sane.

      Lastly we have the PQ party. They are a regional party that believes that francophones should be given free shit and anglophones should have to pay for it.

    • Tom in NC says:

      At least in Canada they call themselves what they are – Liberal. But they do have a New Democratic party as well. Canada follows the lead of the UK in gun restrictions for the most part, although more of their subjects are allowed to have guns for hunting.

      Self defense is still available to some greater extent than in the UK, but still much harder to successfully invoke than in the US.

      Without knowing the details here, just the news report, I imagine the trouble is due to the shots being fired as the invaders were fleeing. Even in the US, shooting at fleeing attackers is generally a big no-no.

  3. S.G.S.W. says:

    The title says it all.

    It’s not the first time up here that someone defending their life ends up being charged…if the guy is lucky their will be enough public outcry that the crown will back down.

  4. Regular Canadian reader says:

    As a Canadian I know his sounds f’ed up but I have to think there’s more to his story. Improper storage, unauthorized possession, those aren’t charges you would see from taking a gun off someone in a home invasion self defence situation, they probably relate to the guns he had in the house. And possession for the purposes of trafficking, it doesn’t say possession of a firearm for trafficking. This sounds like a drug deal gone bad, or a home invasion because the bad guys expected to find drugs and buddy wasn’t smart enough to hide the evidence before the cops showed up when the neighbors reported shots fired.

    • RR says:

      You say “this sounds like” a lot…. which is code for “I have no idea”. You also sound very Canadian…. how do you get a manslaughter charge from “improper storage”. You Canadians are cracked. Take your country back from that Truturd! That’s your fight. Get to it!

  5. Stevie says:

    Our conservatives are like your democrats, and our liberals are like snowflakes. Still, we get by. Sorry to see our sorry ass prime minister Trudeau arrogantly displayed on your rolling stone magazine. Yeesh. He is a douche, dudes….

  6. Exile1981 says:

    In fairness he is an ex-convict and not allowed to handle a gun. Secondly narcotics where found on site… making it look like a drug deal gone bad. Lastly the guy he shot was running away and was shot in the back.

    Not that our gun laws don’t suck but this case looks to be not what some media are saying it is.

  7. David Lawson says:

    Is there a fund yet to help with the legal defense of this poor guy?

  8. Lord of the Fleas says:

    Holy crap. I figured I wasn’t the only Canadian commenting here, but this many showing up on one post is impressive. (Then again, Cutter, you may think it’s just contamination…)

  9. Al_in_Ottawa says:

    I wouldn’t get upset for this guy, he’s not some innocent homeowner who is being railroaded.

    “Possession for the purpose of trafficking” means he’s being charged with dealing drugs in quantity. Another key phrase is ‘shots were fired as the suspects fled’. If someone is running away, they’re no longer a threat so self defence is no longer required. Also he is under a peace order and house arrest, which is almost always an indicator that the suspect is ‘known to the police’ i.e. he has a criminal record several pages long.

    It’s a drug deal gone bad or rival dealers trying to take out the competition.

  10. Jesus, you people, wake up, whenever a news report refers to perps as “men”, they are Muslims Native Indians or Blacks or all three at the same time.

    This was obviously a gang fight between two such wonderful and charming Canadian groups, or who knows what, maybe Kwame Shot-both-Sides versus Mohamed Running Rabbit.

    Our media are even more chickenshit left than yours.

    Up here as well as down in the USA one needs to keep a watchful eye on the Diversity.

  11. HDR says:

    Fuck Cana-DUH!
    I stopped going there when i got sweet cole-slaw on a cheese burger!
    The hockey puck people

  12. Dave says:

    Google “Ian Thomson, Port Colborne, Ontario”. 2 1/2 years of this man’s life in legal hell just for defending himself. Fucking socialist and semi socialist governments.

  13. HT says:

    Didn’t see any charges preventing self defense – just charged with violating common sense gun laws

  14. AlmostAnonymous says:

    even if it was a drug deal gone bad, defending yourself in Canada is almost always a crime. My father was a crown prosecutor and his words were, “don’t get caught, don’t report it”.

  15. favill says:

    And this is the reason I will move to the USA when I retire from the military.

  16. Panama Jack says:

    Idiot Cannucks.

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