Homeowner jailed for firing warning shot
MESQUITE, Texas -
A Mesquite man was arrested and hauled off to jail for firing a shot into the ground of his own backyard. He says he was simply protecting his wife and property, but police called his actions reckless.
This is such a mixed bag of feelings, cops say he wasn't in danger and he says he was. I have a feeling that when he sleeps on it a little he will start feeling differently. They never entered the property and made no entry so did he jump the gun and fire a warning shot for no reason? One thing for sure this is what happens when you donít know the law.
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What's the big deal with warning shots.
To me warning shots if fired into the ground let's the person on "your" property, late at night, know exactly where your frame of mind is at. That is, your armed, capable and ready to defend your rights. Suppose the aggressor has a shotgun and comes thru the gate or sticks it thru the fence and blows you away because he did'nt consider you are real threat
but just in his way. Even a drunk will consider retreat instead of confronting an armed homeowner. I say better safe an alive, even if you make a little noise and even if your hauled off to jail. He's lucky he did'nt pee in his pants and get arrested for disorderly conduct.