Firebombers left Ontario homeowner no choice but to shoot

Ian Thomson is seen in this file photo. (QMI AGENCY FILE)

Ian Thomson is seen in this file photo. (QMI AGENCY FILE)

Dave Johnson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:46 PM ET

WELLAND, Ont. — An Ontario court has ruled Ian Thomson did nothing wrong when he armed himself against thugs who were firebombing his home.

The landmark decision took a judge 45 minutes to read as he acquitted the firearms instructor of all remaining charges.

In August 2010, Thomson fired his registered pistol over the heads of attackers before calling police. The cops, however, charged Thomson for improper storage of a firearm because he set the gun down on a table as he waited for the authorities to arrive.

“I’m somewhat relieved, but it still hasn’t sunk in,” the Port Colbourne, Ont., man said late Thursday afternoon.


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