The list of charges against Brian Knight, of Tees, with respect to his alleged “vigilante-justice’” actions, are a prime example of the difference between Canada’s freedom laws and those of the United States.
In northern Montana, about 10 years ago, a rancher was woken up by three people stealing gas from his yard tanks.
They had already stolen his saddle and tack and threw it in their pickup box, and were looking for more to plunder.
He shouted at them.
They dropped the hose, jumped in their truck, and proceeded to high-tail it out of his yard.
He fired a warning shot with his 30.30 Winchester, which they disregarded, then followed up with a couple shots into the passenger’s side door, which caused the pickup to crash into the ditch and stop.
The sheriff was called and matters were taken care of.
One person was dead from a gunshot, one wounded, and one shaken up.
The rancher was initially charged with manslaughter, but not taken into custody.
At his court hearing, the judge acquitted him of all charges.
Apparently, in Montana, you still have the right to protect yourself, your property, and your possessions, and own a gun.
I hope Alberta follows suit.
Good luck in your defence, Brian.