“If the public are wondering can you run out of your house and [fire a handgun at an intruder], the bottom line is, according to the laws of Canada, no, you can’t,” said Constable Nilan Dave of the Niagara Regional Police Service, which charged Mr. Thomson. “That’s why the courts are there, to give a person an opportunity to explain their actions.”
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They were lobbing Molotov cocktails at the mans home!!!! I guess he needed to ask them to explain themselves first before protecting himself and his property.