A man in Halifax, Nova Scotia, faces a string of charges, including attempted murder, after he helped fend off armed home invaders.
The Chronicle Herald reports that Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Halifax Regional Police responded to a call about a home invasion involving firearms.
According to police, three men entered the residence and a struggle ensued between them and two men inside.
The two men inside managed to seize a gun from one of the suspects during a struggle, leading to several shots being fired. The suspects fled after one of them received non-life-threatening injuries from a bullet.
Of course, as this is Canada we’re talking about, Munroe faces charges despite defending himself and his friend while in the home.
He faces charges of attempted murder, intent to discharge a firearm, intent to discharge a firearm when being reckless, careless use of a firearm, improper storage of a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing that possession is unauthorized, and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Chris Hansen, a spokeswoman for the Public Prosecution Service, said: “Right now they’re just pending charges.”
As reported by the Chronicle Herald, Munroe is “is banned from any contact with two named individuals, must attend court as ordered, keep the peace and be of good behaviour, not leave his residence except for essential activities such as work or medical appointments, remain in Nova Scotia, not consume drugs or alcohol, not possess a cell phone or pager, have no weapons, and answer the door to police when they check at his home.”
He is due in court on Aug. 22 for election and plea.
Many on Twitter are not happy with the situation.
So it's against the law to defend your home and property in Canada? Another great wimpified society
— John (@SurgeonWithAGun) July 31, 2017
Yep that's Canada for you shoot the criminal and you go to jail makes sense sit do nothing and get killed that's what they want
— Shutupstupid (@Joelavallee37) July 31, 2017
Way to go Canada, making criminals victims and victims criminals. pic.twitter.com/NTfBAMQI5s
— 🎡Capt'n_Renolds🎡 (@MalcolmRenoldz) July 31, 2017
Need our laws reformed to enable us to protect ourselves. Elect leaders that understand this. Otherwise criminals continue to threaten!
— Leo Stepper (@papadeero) July 31, 2017
Welcome to Canada. But behead a guy on a bus and start eating him..serve 9 yrs and free to do whatever you want.
— Don Wayne (@abdwj48) July 31, 2017
Well well I guess this proves even with heavy gun control, like No guns the bad guys will get guns. In my house we wldnt have to take theirs
— Sherri Baby (@SherrI1022) July 31, 2017