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Self-Defence With Guns: Alberta Watchdog Decision Shows Criteria

17 Jan 2019

3 min read — Alberta’s police watchdog said today an RCMP officer “acted reasonably” in self-defence by shooting at a suspected violent criminal in 2017.

Why It Matters

  • Many people don’t know that Canadian law recognizes the legitimate use of force for protection against human attackers, including potentially deadly force using guns and ammunition.
  • Today’s two-page press release on the decision provides insight into how the . . .


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