Shooter was a felon! So any ammo was prohibited as well as the pistol.
Armor piercing ammunition is called "Dangerous Ammunition" not "Prohibited Ammunition" in the CA Penal Code. He would have been charged with "possessing dangerous ammunition" if he had AP ammo.
I stopped reading when I saw California. No matter the reason, the odds are stacked against self defense.
Good argument for "Duty To Retreat".
Since this is an area which the PD I insult for, oops, consult for covers some of this area I did some checking! :blink:
Well it seem a dealer was being robbed by his customers! So this double turn into a 3-fer! :yup:
For those who don't understand: One (1) Bad Guy shoots Two (2) Bad Guys. One Bad Guy dies and the other two Bad Guys go to jail!
When you're a felon, you lose certain rights... You're not prohibited from using lethal force to defend your life as that is a God given right no one can take away from you. But if you're a felon, you can not be in possession of a gun.
Note, he is not being charged with murder... He is being charged for a felon in possession of a firearm. And use of "prohibited ammo." I don't know if that's based on him being a felon, or if it's because he used ammo restricted by the state. If the latter is the case, that is bogus as far as I'm concerned. If it's because he was a felon and not allowed possession of any ammo, there's nothing to argue there.
There are consequences for our actions, and being a felon, you forfeit your right to own or even possess firearms. I tell young people all the time, you may not be interested in guns right now, but when you become older, or maybe become disabled from an injury, there may come a point where you may want to own a gun for personal defense. If you screw up now (being young and stupid), the consequences could be with you for the rest of your life. Especially as you become older and outgrow your foolish ways.
He should have grabbed a machete or a kitchen knife.... those aren't prohibited for a felon. A baseball bat or golf club to the head would have worked. Just saying...... there may have been options.
California= communist.... Florida= democrat... Just how i view things... Eddie.
All to often our judicial system tags people as felons for something that in another state isn't even a crime at all. So which part is wrong? I'm all for felons having their rights restored after release until the system gets FIXED because at current, it is SEVERELY flawed.
Right now if I make the simple mistake of missing my exit on a drive to work(due to my own ignorance or some other uncontrollable by me road condition, accident etc...) on a local highway and end up in DC and get pulled over for whatever reason while carrying in my vehicle before I can get turned around and back on the other side of the line...guess what...I'm probably going to be a felon after all the court fiasco as both the possession of unregistered firearms and ammunition as well as carrying a firearm is illegal in DC and they do their damnedest to throw the book at you. Yet, literally 2 steps back onto the bridge and I'm a normal law abiding citizen in the great state of VA.
Rabbit trail aside, I'll withhold judgement on the guy defending himself in his home until more details come out.