The full text of the legal decision in Ian Thomson’s acquittal for “improper storage” of firearms when he used a gun to defend his life.
From Lorne Gunter’s column on this decision: Ian Thomson’s acquittal is nothing more than common sense
All Canadians should be relieved that Ian Thomson of Port Colborne, Ont. was acquitted last week on trumped-up charges that he failed to store his firearms safely.
Thomson’s was as clear a case of self-defence as there could be. So Ontario prosecutors determination to put him behind bars can only be judged as an ideologically driven attempt to extinguish ordinary citizens’ right to protect themselves, their homes and loved ones from attack.