by Mark Angelides
In what is surely an attempt by the Canadian state to make people fear the very idea of defending themselves and their families, a man has been charged with attempted murder after wrestling a gun from one of three armed home invaders and shooting one of them (non-life threatening injury).
Why is it that Canada (and other nations) are so determined to ensure that the population is unable to adequately protect themselves? Kyle Earl Munroe was at home with a friend when three armed intruders entered his home, he and the other man struggled with the intruders, Munroe managed to get a gun from one of the intruders, shots were fired and one of the intruders was hit. Munroe has now been charged with:
Attempted murder, intent to discharge a firearm, intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless, careless use of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
If this isn’t persecution, who knows what is? The idea that the gun he grabbed of a home invader was his intent to traffic firearms is ludicrous (as are most of the other charges); and whilst the prosecutor’s office is quick to point out that these are “just pending charges”, it’s worth looking at what “pending charges” actually means.
A prosecutor can choose to prosecute for a variety of crimes; their intention is to put the person in court away for as long as possible. They add as many charges as they like, and then investigate the possibility of how many they can make stick. If they think they have a reasonable chance of getting a prosecution on all of them, then these will go ahead as formal charges; the one’s they think will be rejected, they will either drop entirely or try to use as bargaining chips.
Munroe is being held under house arrest. As such he is “is banned from any contact with two named individuals, must attend court as ordered, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, not leave his residence except for essential activities such as work or medical appointments, remain in Nova Scotia, not consume drugs or alcohol, not possess a cell phone or pager, have no weapons, and answer the door to police when they check at his home.” And this will last until he turns up for his plea on August 22nd.
These Draconian restrictions on his life are part of “project fear”. In reality, he will likely not end up being found guilty of any crime…but the prosecutors already know this. So they are following an agenda of “punishment” against Munroe for daring to defend himself and as a warning to anyone else who thinks they have a right to defend their families…”It’s the STATE’S job!”
*An alternative explanation (not one I personally believe), is that the home invaders were of a minority group; and that the state is trying to “calm tensions” with community organizers.*
Only when we weakly submit to the state being responsible for every aspect of our lives will they be satisfied. To them, Individualism and Personal Responsibility are the enemies.
by Mark Angelides