A Welland, Ont., man is seeking a rarely issued permit to carry a handgun at all times, saying that police cannot protect him.
Ian Thomson's home was firebombed by four men in August 2010 and last week the ringleader of the firebombing, Randy Weaver, was released from prison.
"I cannot rely on police for any kind of protection," Thomson told Sun News' Byline program Monday.
Thomson, a former firearms instructor, was prosecuted after the firebombing for firing warning shots at his assailants. He was acquitted last January shortly after Weaver was sentenced to prison.
Thomson has also received threats from a neighbour who is seen on surveillance tape threatening to shoot him in the leg before yelling, "Come here. I'll blow your f---ing brain out."