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« on: September 08, 2010, 08:27:09 AM »

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/09/07/long-island-man-arrested-for-defending-home-with-ak-47/

Long story, shortened:
Grier legally owns an AK, is threatened by gang members at his home, fires four rounds into his yard to ward off the attackers, and is arrested for a D felony-reckless endangerment.

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You may think a person has the right to defend their home. But the law says you can only use physical force to deter physical force. Grier said he never saw anyone pull out a gun, so a court would have to decide on firing the gun.
Police determined Grier had the gun legally. He has no criminal record. And so he was not charged for the weapon.

I'm not sure I would have fired off rounds at that point, but I wasn't the one defending my family and home from gang members.  So the decision was his, and he did what he thought he had to do...
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 09:18:39 AM »

If he was in fear for his life , that could be reason enough. If he is "ALLOWED" to have a jury trial he may get it squashed
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 10:00:51 AM »

I couldn't find a good update to this story.
But from one article, there was a comment from someone that seemed to know about Grier's community, and he stated that Grier was not charged with a gun crime...
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