This is a discussion on Odd: New homeowners held at gunpoint by neighbors within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Hopyard FWIW which is nothing, I have a different take. I think they just saw someone at a home where in their ...
-The Mist (2007)"My God David, We're a Civilized society."
"Sure, As long as the machines are workin' and you can call 911. But you take those things away, you throw people in the dark, and you scare the **** out of them; no more rules...You'll see how primitive they can get."
I'll wait for more details...from Jesse and Al
Liberty, Property, or Death - Jonathan Gardner's powder horn inscription 1776
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
("Do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against it.")
-Virgil, Aeneid, vi, 95
Prudent man rule - call 911, get in a defend-able position, observe, note license numbers, descriptions, wait for the others to make a mistake, etc.
Unless they were setting up a sniper rifle by the window how did this nut job and his kid have reason to fear for their lives?
Imagine the other scenario...
Neighbors come with gun. New homeowners are license holders and carrying their EDC. Neighbors' attentions get skewed after drawing and next thing you know nosy neighbor is laying on the ground with a .45 defensive round wound.
Dumb neighbors better thank their <insert belief systems here> that the scenario didn't play out like this.
"Sir, could you please not bleed so much? I have to clean the store after they haul you off and I'd like the rest of my shift, to be, like, you know, better."
Neighbors should be charged with Aggravated Assault,unlawful detention.LEO should be fired for not investigating.
The main problem here is the fact that nobody lived in the house since it was on the market,so this is nothing like the case of Burglars/Robbers are breaking into an occupied home.I'm pretty sure the neighbors don't want to talk to the News because they could be in serious trouble.
( Posted before I saw the update),the attackers don't look too smart,especially the Father who proclaimed "I don't know what they can charge me with," Canoles said late Monday afternoon, before the interview with authorities. "This is my Second Amendment right. Look, this is the country out here, and we protect our own."He will find out real quick how fast you go from Hero to Zero,they are lucky nobody was shot/killed or they would be in more hot water
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Lets see..........neighbor goes to jail, LEO looses job, and my new house is paid off compliments of neighbor and city.