Skip to comments.New York man fires gun, arrested in dispute on his lawn
Posted on 09/07/2010 4:46:13 AM PDT by marktwain
NEW YORK A homeowner who grabbed a rifle from his house and fired warning shots in a confrontation with a group of men on his lawn faced arraignment on criminal charges Monday as his family said he was defending his home from a threatening mass of strangers.
George Grier, 30, fired rounds into the ground and air from an assault-style rifle after arguing with a large group of men gathered outside his Long Island home Sunday evening, Nassau County police said. No one was hurt.
His sister, Caprice Rines, said Grier feared for the safety of his wife and two small children when about 20 men converged on his Uniondale lawn after two of them began quarreling. He didn't know the men, who ignored his requests to leave and kept approaching the house, she said.
"They were swarming on the property," so he got a hunting rifle he had bought at a sporting-goods store, she said. "He felt like: 'I have to protect my family.'"
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One thing I can tell you: David Patterson is no Jan Brewer.
Why does any sane person live in the North East???
Get off my lawn.
>> Why does any sane person live in the North East???
It’s the land of opportunity! Why, even a blind squirrel might become a governor there.
On a more serious note, it's never ever a good idea to shoot into the air, especially in a populated area. In fact, it's never a good idea to fire your weapon at all unless you intend to kill the target.
if he waited for them to enter the house he would be perfectly legal to blow them away as long as they presented a threat....which is easy to do....especially if he had family in the house......
wait, what? “assult-style” rifle? or hunting rifle? I mean, I’m picturing two different type of rifles.
anything that’s not muzzle loaded is an “assault-style rifle”.</*sarc off>
A gang of 20 is probably going to overwhelm a guy with any kind of non-automatic weapon, but fire is different.
You know...with a trigger and bullets...
Unless he REALLY had an "assault style" weapon, waiting that long would have been suicide. Twenty against one guy with a hunting rifle. Not good odds.
original US Assault rifle
Lock and Load.....Μολὼν λαβέ
A pair of claymores sweeping across the lawn, why waste the gas?
Funny thing is here in Fl because of the way the laws are written if you truly feel threatened you can kill. But it is a greater crime here to just show someone a gun.
Here if you pull out a gun on a person or people, you had better shoot someone or you will go to jail.
once bambam gets word that it was a brutha that attempted to run a gang off his lawn, he’ll decree that ms-13 acted stupidly by not brawling on ‘da mans’ lawn...
His defense in court:
Is the state insiting that I have an obligation to allow my family to be victims of a mob?
Is the state asserting that lethal shots are preferred to warning shots?
Is the state claiming that a 911 phone call would have solved the threat in time?
Your Honor, the Constitution asserts my right to defend myself and my family, and I did so without harming ANYBODY.
The arresting authorities took no action against the thugs that threatened my family and instead sought to restrain me from carrying out my Constitutionaly protected, God given responsiblity.
The court’s response? “Shut up, honkey. White people have no rights any longer.”
Appeal to higher court until you prevail!
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