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Man shot in Jewelery store... in Canada

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Boberama, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. Boberama

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    OK, this is Canada for you. Two guys walk into a jeweler's and one points a gun at the jeweler's wife's head. Then they start smashing the display cases.

    The guy goes into the back of the shop and opens his safe, where he has a 9mm stored according to the Canadian laws, inserts a 10 round magazine and starts shooting. One guy escapes, the other is paralyzed.

    The gun was ( I think ) a Beretta M951 and I'm not sure how many shots were fired.

    Then he is charged with careless use of a firearm and improper storage of a firearm. He DID store it properly!


    A year later, store owner's shooting of robber in Port Alberni raises questions





    Here's the local CHEK News take on the whole thing:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xaio3jCGoFk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXNHgEO2RqI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9rYe8mVgSY

    This is why I want to move to Washington from the Island. But then I learned you cant have an SBR in Washington. Now I want Oregon.
     
  2. michiganfan

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    "Port Alberni resident Jacques Savard" is a sheep that walks on two legs. Not to be low road but no doubt there is a french ancestor in Mr. Savard's family tree that an American Soldier had to liberate.
     
  3. Shung

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    and maybe another ancestor who helped the colonies to get rid of the red coats and become your country..

    very LOW road comment as you said.. I think it's called french bashing...

    I agree with you though, the guy is a SHEEP, but it has nothing to do with his ancestors..
     
  4. BackwoodsCanuck

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    Nothing new to me....I read stuff like this in the local papers everyday in Kanuckistan.

    Idiots.
     
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    I'm not a violent person. That being said, if someone can in and held a gun to my wifes head, Id be want to tear them apart. I think others might agree with me? Its good to see that Mr. Galloway was able to defend his wife. Id much rather deal with the legal ramifications that he has than lose a loved one.
     
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    Mr. Savard is a moron and Canada does have some absurd firearm laws. That being said, we shouldn't judge a country by one person's crazy ideas. We sure have plenty of idiots in the USA with similar ideas about firearms.
     
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    Great story. Sad story. It's a shame there was any questions of this man's right to defend his loved one.

    It pays to remember this could be coming to the USA if we aren't vigilant.
     
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    As usual, I think this is a case of the vocal minority being loud.

    Just like PETA and the Brady Campaign.
     
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    Now see, I thought vigilantism meant you went out and looked for trouble. This chap was defending himself, his wife, and a very substantial business investment from an immediate threat. He didn't go out looking for the other one. Now granted, The way it words it makes it sound like he was wildly shooting, and if his store didn't have ballistic glass I have to disapprove, but really, how the heck can the sheep refer to this as vigilantism?
     
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    Canadian legal process mirrors that of Britain, where it is illegal to defend oneself or ones property, you can still yell nasty things at the robber at the time of this writing.
     
  11. heron

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    Do you think he might feel differently if he'd been the one on the wrong end of a gun?
     
  12. Webbj0219

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    Thats a tough situation. I hear stories of gun grabbers pinpointing idiots with guns, (see the thread about the guy shooting the oxy tank for an example) for reasons to impose stricter legislation. Its just wierd seeing them trying the same thing with a valid SD situation. One that worked out well, I mean the guy even got a medal for it.
     
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    This guy must be made of stone! Even Dirty Harry had adrenalin. He did real good. We all hope to measure up under those kinds of circumstances.
     
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    Jacques Savard has anti-social attitudes--he must be practicing to be a politician.
     
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    Is he gonna get that assurance from the robbers? Because the store owners sure don't have any say in who'll be in the store when the robbery goes down.
     
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    The charges were DISMISSED. Maybe you missed that in the article you cited? They were dismissed because he had in fact stored his gun properly. No harm, no foul.
     
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    What exactly are Canadian values and how does not wanting to die at the hands of a criminal undermine them? Glad I no longer live there.
     
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    Old thread with the store owner ruled innocent of violating the law.
     
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