Skip to comments.Long Island Man Arrested For Defending Home ...30 "gang bangers attacked"
Posted on 09/08/2010 6:49:41 AM PDT by mikelets456
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.
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Never ever fire “warning” shots. Shoot to kill or do not shoot at all. By telling the police that you fired a “warning” shot, you are confessing that you did not feel you or another were in mortal peril; getting there, perhaps, but not yet there. In this man’s case, the “warning” shots should have been fired into the middle of someone’s chest. That would serve to “warn” the others to be someplace else.
(And tactically speaking, he probably should have gone back inside his house. I don’t know if NY has a Castle Doctrine law, but he would have the advantage inside his own home even if he wasn’t legally obligated to retreat. He knows the layout while the goblins don’t. He would also have had incontrovertible proof that his life was in danger.)
I saw the guy being interveiwed on Fox.
He said the reason he went back out was because his cousin was still out there.
If his cousin wasn’t out there he would of stayed inside.
FWIW I thought the guy was sincere.
Warning shots are a waste of ammo.