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.
Based on the story linked from post 22, I’d have to take this guy’s side 100%. I hope the courts rule in his favor. He’ll probably have to move his family away now, though.
This story reminds me of another story in NY a few years ago. In that story, the homeowner used an old gun that wasn’t registered, and a teen was killed. The homeowner was sentenced to two years.
I hope this guy isn’t charged with anything. He only shot warning shots. With all the gang activity, how else are the residents supposed to protect themselves?
Put me on the jury.
A San Antonio man was shot 13 times. As police investigated, gangs began to fight. As arrests commenced, rioting broke out in the neighborhood. I saw this reported on broadcast tv last night.