Skip to comments.Long Island Man Arrested For Defending Home With AK-47 (Axe To Grind Alert!)
Posted on 09/07/2010 5:02:01 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBS 2) He was arrested for protecting his property and family.
But its how the Long Island man did it that police say crossed the line.
He got an AK-47 assault rifle, pulled the trigger and he ended up in jail, reports CBS 2s Pablo Guzman.
George Grier said he had to use his rifle on Sunday night to stop what he thought was going to be an invasion of his Uniondale home by a gang he thought might have been the vicious MS-13. He said the whole deal happened as he was about to drive his cousin home.
I went around and went into the house, ran upstairs and told my wife to call the police. I get the gun and I go outside and I come into the doorway and now, by this time, they are in the driveway, back here near the house. I tell them, you know, Can you please leave? Grier said.
Grier said the five men dared him to use the gun; and that their shouts brought another larger group of gang members in front of his house. He starts threatening my family, my life. Oh youre dead. Im gonna kill your family and your babies. Youre dead. So when he says that, 20 others guys come rushing around the corner. And so I fired four warning shots into the grass, Grier said.
Grier was later arrested. John Lewis is Griers attorney. What hes initially charged with A D felony reckless endangerment requires a depraved indifference to human life, creating a risk that someones going to die. Shooting into a lawn doesnt create a risk of anybody dying, Lewis said.
Grier said he knew Nassau County Police employ the hi-tech ShotSpotter technology in his area and that the shooting would bring police in minutes. Cops told Guzman he was very cooperative.
Grier also said he was afraid the gang outside his house was the dreaded MS-13. And Nassau County Police Lt. Andrew Mulraine, head of the gang unit, said MS-13 has 2,000 members in the county.
Theyre probably the most organized. They almost have a military hierarchy within the gang, so they are the most organized gang we encounter on a daily basis, Mulraine said.
You may think a person has the right to defend their home. But the law says you can only use physical force to deter physical force. Grier said he never saw anyone pull out a gun, so a court would have to decide on firing the gun.
Police determined Grier had the gun legally. He has no criminal record. And so he was not charged for the weapon. That ShotSpotter technology pinpoints where a gun has been fired within 35 feet. Police said it also detected two other shootings in nearby Roosevelt that night.
Not to worry..........soon the police will not respond to these calls and with the rat politicians disarming the law abiding civilian population thru legislation and regulation you might as well kiss your a## goodbye
The only thing you have to do to attract attention from MS-13 is stare at one for a microsecond to long. In this case I think the cousin is the key.
A guy who say’s to a man holding an AK47, you havent the nerve to shoot is one crazy gangbanger.
Well the guy got charged, but he is alive. Thanks to his weapon.
A man, protecting his wife, children, and home - after being threatened verbally with death by 20 gang members, is the one charged by the police.
This country has become a farce.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government won't enforce its own immigration laws, and sues the one state that at least attempts to find out who is even here illegally!
In the meantime....
That’s the one....
Among the places where I would never live Long Island comes immediately to mind.
Please take your courteous and valuable advice somewhere else.
That’s good common sense whatever state you find yourself in.
We all know the cops won't be there if they come back and they will probably come back.
Nowhere in the article do I see the word "auto" or "automatic" used to describe the weapon.
I think you should let the bad guys get one of your kids, or your wife, before you even think about discharging your weapon. That is, if you want to avoid prosecution.
Grier said the five men dared him to use the gun; and that their shouts brought another larger group of gang members in front of his house. He starts threatening my family, my life. Oh youre dead. Im gonna kill your family and your babies. Youre dead.
Firing some warning shots into the ground under these circumstances constitutes a “Depraved indifference to human life? “
It would have been a depraved indifference to the safety of his family if Mr Lewis’s had not done at least that.
Preview of coming attractions. Use of firepower against vicious MS-13 gang members is completely justified in the “castle defense” doctrine. The safe world most of us knew as children is gone completely. Now it is defend yourself with sufficient firepower to save yourself and your home from invasion.
We will be learning of these types of stories almost everywhere since our federal government has surrendered control of our borders to masses of illegal criminals invading our country. Buy an AK47 before the authorities outlaw the weapon.
My apologies...I completely mis-read your intentions.
It is I who need to sharpen up a bit. More coffee please.