That sounds like an unusual headline. Having lived in the Empire State for 5 years (the infamous South Bronx, to be specific) I can attest to how rare it is. New York City has the most restrictive and draconian gun laws in America and the rest of the state is not far behind. To go with the loss of freedom for the law-abiding taxpayers is nearly unlimited freedom for criminals to visit mayhem upon them. In this CBS News Story, a Long Island resident was confronted in his home by five men he believed to be members of the notorious MS-13 gang. He told his wife to call the police and went for his AK-47 style rifle. When they refused his request to leave, another 20 young men came running around the corner of his house. Seriously outnumbered, he fired some warning shots into his front yard to disperse the gangsters. Police arrived and promptly arrested the legally armed homeowner. According to his attorney, “What he’s initially charged with – a D felony reckless endangerment — requires a depraved indifference to human life, creating a risk that someone’s going to die. Shooting into a lawn doesn’t create a risk of anybody dying.”
This incident highlights exactly why we MUST be politically active in the upcoming election on November 2. We do not want to wake up one day and find out the hard way that some politicians have made the reasonable use of force to protect our families and our homes a felony. Vigilance is the price of freedom, and voting is the down payment.
Please join me in encouraging your family members, neighbors, co-workers and acquaintances to become knowledgeable about the candidates and to vote on election day.
Election Volunteer Coordinator
NC 2nd Congressional District