National and International Gun Control News for the week ending January 22, 2022

Gunsmith’s family files $23M lawsuit over fatal police shooting

Jan 18, 2022

The family of the Norfolk County gunsmith fatally shot in his home by a Toronto police officer have filed a civil lawsuit against Toronto police seeking $23 million in damages.

Rodger Kotanko, 70, was shot and killed Nov. 3 as Toronto police searched his workshop on Port Ryerse Road, west of Port Dover.

In a summary accompanying the statement of claim, Simcoe lawyer Michael Smitiuch alleges the search warrant was “unlawfully executed as it was not presented the day of the raid and was obtained using irrelevant and prejudicial information.

“It’s also alleged that police recklessly targeted Kotanko, negligently planned the raid and exercised excessive and unjustifiable force when they stormed his home workshop, firing four shots into him. It’s also alleged that the officers unlawfully detained and restrained Kotanko’s wife and prevented her from providing him with comfort after he was shot and dying.”


RCMP Commissioner: Report All Anti-Government and Anti-Police Critics Immediately
January 22, 2022
In a disturbing but not surprising development, the RCMP wants all “anti-government, anti-law enforcement” statements reported so the RCMP’s Thought Crimes Squad can “monitor” those heinous mere citizens who believe their right to Freedom of Expression is still a thing.


PAL/RPAL Holders: Do NOT Install PocketWell App
January 16, 2022
So, my gun owning friends, if you value your Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) or your Restricted Possession and Acquisition License (RPAL) avoid the government of Canada’s Pocketwell app like the plague.


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x