On February 8th, 2013 it was reported on Lilley’s Pad, Sun TV commentator Brian Lilley’s website, that Ian Thomson got his firearms back from the Ontario Provincial Police. That’s good news, as it means the Ontario Attorney General’s office has finally, at least in this case, come to its senses and will not appeal the ruling in a case that should never have come to trial in the first place.
Ian Thomson is an evil firearm owner. Worse, he dared use his firearms to defend his life against 4 men attempting to murder him by burning down his home with him inside it.
In Canada, there really isn’t any crime worse in the eyes of anti-gun police and prosecutors.
They needed to make an example of Ian Thomson as a warning to the rest of us. Use your firearms to defend your life and you too will be arrested, charged, tried and hopefully convicted, but even if, as in Thomson’s case, you manage to be acquitted, the point is made.
Outstanding legal fees of over $30,000 make a strong point, don’t they?
The Process is the Punishment.
If you can help Ian Thomson financially, please send your contribution to his legal defense bill to:
Ed Burlew, In Trust
16 John Street
Thornhill, Ontario L3T 1X8
We law-abiding firearm owners are pariahs. We are to blame for all of society’s ills, even though we haven’t killed anyone.
In the case of Ontario gunsmith Bruce Montague, all we did was challenge the constitutionality of the law. For that heinous crime, or what most of us presume is our Right as Canadians, Montague was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a year of probation, but that still wasn’t punishment enough.
The point still needed to be made.
Challenge Canada’s gun laws and we will destroy you.
The Ontario government, after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear Montague’s appeal and his conviction for paperwork “crimes” stood, decided that the “legal” theft of his family home was in order using Ontario’s Proceeds of Crime legislation.
Gun Owners Beware.
Your government is out to get you.
[…] Ian Thomson of Port Colbourne, Ontario, is one such man. The mere act of defending his life against immediate and deadly threat was deemed a crime by second-guessing police who despised Ian Thomson’s ability to defend himself. […]