I put “In America” in italics because it’s amazing that this happened in a country that specifically says in its Constitution:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Here’s the situation -
Members of the notoriously violent gang MS-13 are gathering on your lawn, and might be the precursor to an invasion of your home.
What do you do?
If you live in New York and you choose, get a gun, you go to jail:
“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 you’re dead. I’m gonna kill your family and your babies. You’re 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.
Consider that for a second. Here’s a guy who just had members of one of the most brutally violent gangs in America threatening to kill his babies and the police take him to jail, leaving his babies there in the house.
How nerve wracking would that be? It’s insane. But that’s liberalism.
And if you say the police could protect them, ponder this truism:
If this had happened in my state, it would been a different story. Our state government passed the Castle Doctrine:
A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine claimed by advocates to arise from English Common Law that designates one’s place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one’s car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his/her “castle“), and/or any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. In a legal context, therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine.
In New York, “the law says you can only use physical force to deter physical force.” Grier would have had to wait until one of the tresspassers threatening to kill him and his babies pulled a gun, thus creating the Wild West shootout the left claims concealed carry creates.
If I were Grier, I’d not only hiring a lawyer, but talking to a good realtor. Find a state that doesn’t mind you protecting you and your family.
(Here’s a link to the Memeorandum thread, so A) you can see what others are saying about it and B) I can attempt another futile attempt to get linked there.)