Re: Pissed! Surveillance camera video of firebomb attackFeb 2nd, 2012
First of all, it's not a good idea to lie to the cops or lawyers.
I think it's pretty obvious that he didn't attempt to call 9/11.
He couldn't get his phone working? If the lines were down, that can be checked. If he couldn't get it working because of his emotional state, it's going to be difficult to make the argument that he wasn't able to operate the phone, but had no trouble locating his guns, loading them, and firing shots.
But, it's sad that he feels compelled to lie about this. He shouldn't have to.
His home was being attacked, and his dogs were at risk. If, as he says, they were only warning shots, I think he acted responsibly.
He took the necessary action to protect his property and dogs, while not putting lives at risk.
If however, he aimed at the attackers, then he has crossed a line. Lobbing these bombs at his house is a serious crime, but it does not warrant a death sentence. No reasonable jury will believe that his life was in danger. No one will believe that police and fire would not respond in enough time to ensure his safety. Furthermore, with his video surveillance equipment, he can easily see when the attackers leave, and exit his home at that time.
Where and when did he lie???
Ahhhh.....when someone is launching molotov cocktails through your living room window, you don't call 9-11, you defend yourself.......or the fire dep't arrives to haul your ashes....literally.
Are you out of your freaking mind? I'm sorry, but when three men set your house on fire with you in it, that is attempted murder, and yes.....your life is in danger. So....you want to hang out in a burning house whilre three attackers continue to throw gasoline on the fire. That would earn you a Darwin Award.
BTW, warning shots should NEVER be fired..........if you have sufficient legal reason to use deadly force (ie you are in immediate danger of death or grievous bodily harm) then your fire should all be directed with the goal of stopping your attacker, in other words shoot him, centre mass. Keep shooting him until he ceases to be a threat. DO NOT fire warning shots.
If you do not have reason to use lethal force....DON'T SHOOT!
It took police and fire dep't ten minutes plus to get there. A lifetime.
Absolutely, they have to be stored that way...... but my point is that you have to take it out of the box to use it or clean it ect....or protect yourself with it like the gentleman did.
Pretty hard to replace the bolt in a bolt action after cleaning it with a triger lock in place.
I've alway stored my ammunition and reloading powder and primers in a locked mini fridge (with the compressor and freon removed) with a 25 watt light buld on all the time to throw just enough heat to keep everything nice and dry in the basement...also have a 25 watt bulb in the gun locker.
I casually have weapons out of the gun locker often.........without trigger locks. (gasp!)
When I am cleaning them, fondling them, admiring them, dry firing them, modifying them....they are IN USE, and are NOT stored.