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Can Someone Explain This To Us?

We are having problems wrapping our heads around this story.

Up in Nova Scotia, two men (one of whom is named Kyle Earl Munroe,) were in their home when three men broke in as part of what police are calling a home invasion.

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.

Sadly, this happens far too often. Criminals break into homes to steal and cause bodily harm to others. It’s not uncommon to have people within the home defend themselves, others and their property. It’s also not uncommon for someone to he harmed as a result of the fight. We always hope it is the bad guy because, well, because bad guys deserve it.

What we can’t figure out is why the man who was in the home, Kyle Earl Munroe, was charged in the shooting of the criminal. Furthermore, to our eye, the list of charges make no sense whatsoever.

Munroe faces charges of 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.

Let’s look at those charges:

1) Attempted murder: We didn’t realize self defense was an attempted murder. How silly of us.
2) Intent to discharge a firearm: We didn’t realize that actually firing a weapon in self defense is “intent.”
3) Intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless: Self defense is now a “reckless activity?”
4) Careless use of a firearm: Monroe fired in self defense and hit his target. How is that “careless?”
5) Improper storage of a firearm: Was Monroe supposed to ask for a “time out” in the fight in order to put the firearm in a lock box or something?
6) Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose: Self defense is a dangerous purpose?
7) Unauthorized possession of a firearm: Should Monroe had given the weapon back to the guys who broke into his home seeking to cause him harm? “Sorry Guys. Here’s your gun back. Carry on.”
8) Possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized: See above.
9) Possession for the purpose of trafficking: We don’t know that if this was a drug related charge, but from the cited article, it doesn’t appear to be that way. We don’t see anything that indicates Monroe wanted to do anything with the gun other than use it in self defense. After all, when the police got there, he handed them the gun. He didn’t try and hide the weapon or anything.

Clearly these charges are filed by some over zealous, gun hating, self defense, moron of a prosecutor. Charges like this have been filed in other cases in Canada and have been laughed out of court.

Yet as we continually say, the process is the punishment. The man will have to hire a lawyer, go to court, spend stressful nights, and defend himself against charges that never should have been filed.

We believe that these charges and laws didn’t just appear on the books. It took decades of concerted effort to get to this point.

That “point” is where a homeowner, in defense of his life and property are somehow the criminals.

It’s cases like this that cause us to try to be vigilant when it comes to the slow attacks and degradation of rights in this country.



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3 Responses to “Can Someone Explain This To Us?”

  1. It reminds me of a great science fiction book, In Due Time, which is a great time travel story wrapped around social commentary on Progressive belief sets. A guy shoots intruders, but, is then charged with murder, including of his son, who an intruder shoots, and the intruders, excluding the one he shot and killed, are not only let go, but praised by the judge.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Teach,

      It is bizarre. The charges don’t match the crime. Even taken in the worst light they don’t match anything.

      It’s a world gone mad and yet many people point to Canada as having gun laws that we should import into the US.

      A. Afterwit.

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  3. Lee says:

    Sounds more like a “Twilight Zone” 3episode…

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