Re: Pissed! Surveillance camera video of firebomb attackJun 25th, 2011
Imo, seld defense is a natural right. ANY regulations regarding self defense should be viewed with the greatest degree of contempt because it is all designed to protect the offender at the risk of the defender.
I remember about thirty five years ago a guy in Bridgewater, NS used a .357 Magnum revolver to shoot to death an unarmed 16 year old in his kitchen....the kid broke into his house in the middle of the night.
No charges were laid. The English common law standard was no retreat in your home, and in the night one was fully justified to kill intruders.
This was, without any doubt, a tragedy.........God knows I can't imagine why he fired at the kid.......but it was NOT a miscarriage of justice.
Actions have consequences. B&E on an occupied house in the dark of night could (past tense) get you killed.
IMHO, that is the way it should be.