Man Defends Himself Against Burglars - Now He's Paying The Price

One man found himself in a desperate situation when armed intruders broke into his home. He managed to defend himself by wrestling the gun away from one thug and shooting him. Now, the man is in another desperate situation: he's being charged with attempted murder, and a slew of other charges, for defending himself against his home invaders.

Kyle Earl Munroe was at his home in Porters Lake in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 12, minding his own business, when three armed men broke into his home. The homeowner fought for his life with one of the suspects, and managed to wrestle a gun away in the struggle. He then shot at the intruders, causing a non-life-threatening injury to one of the suspects.

Now, the victim is being treated like a criminal. He was arrested and is facing serious charges. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder, unauthorized possession of a firearm, intent to discharge a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and a host of other charges related to the gun he managed to get from the intruder.

Munroe is currently out with his charges pending, but in the mean time he's prohibited from having weapons, a cellphone, a pager, using any drugs or alcohol. He's not allowed to leave Nova Scotia, and not allowed to leave his home for any reason other than work or medical emergencies. He must answer the door when police come to check on his home.

Munroe had a hearing date set for August 22, when he'd enter his plea with Dartmouth Provincial Court. There is a very real possibility that he could end up on trial, in jail, or with a criminal record - all because he attempted to defend himself against men with guns who broke into his home.

Some point to Munroe's situation as an example of what happens when gun control runs amok. Laws that are meant to protect people from violence in Canada have become so stringent that they're punishing victims who are just defending themselves.

In December, a man named Michael Woodard was home in New Brunswick. Like Munroe, he attempted to defend himself from armed attackers who broke into his home. Woodard is now facing more potential jail time than the men who broke into his home.

An Ontario man named Ian Thompson had to go through a trial after being charged for defending himself against four men throwing Molotov cocktails into his home. He was a former fire arms instructor who lived far away from police, so he defended himself and put out fires before calling for help.

Eventually Thompson was acquitted, however the court battle left him in financial ruins.

One commenter on the Facebook page 'Canadian Patriots' said, "My firearms instructor made a huge deal of teaching us that in Canada we do not have the right to defend ourselves with weapons. Doesn’t matter if [you’re] an 80 year old man and some 20 year old guy is taking the last of your food, money and meds. If you can not beat him one on one wrestle him out of your house you have to just let him take your stuff. If you use a bat, knife, pepper spray or gun you will be charged."

It seems no good deed goes unpunished.

Source: Independent Journal Review, The Chronicle Herald
Photo: YouTube

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