and now Ian Thomson:
...last August ... 53-year-old former mobile-crane operator woke up to the sound of three masked men firebombing his Port Colborne home.
So Mr. Thomson, a former firearms instructor, grabbed one of his Smith & Wesson revolvers from his safe, loaded it and headed outside dressed in only his underwear ... exited his house and fired his revolver two, maybe three times ...
His surveillance cameras caught the attackers lobbing at least six Molotov cocktails at his house and bombing his doghouse, singeing one of his Siberian Huskies. But when Mr. Thomson handed the video footage to Niagara Regional Police, he found himself charged with careless use of a firearm.
The local Crown attorney's office later laid a charge of pointing a firearm, along with two counts of careless storage of a firearm. The Crown has recommended Mr. Thomson go to jail, his lawyer said.
Mr. Thomson said ... "This is just an absolute nightmare, this whole thing". ... "People need to know that this is what can happen to you, and which side of the victim line do you want to stand on? Lying down dead or in court? That's the way it seems it has to go."Outrageous. Near useless police and worse than useless Crown attorneys. In these cases, the law isn't just an ass, it's a complete asshole.