Dave Workman wrote:
I wonder if using a .22-caliber pistol for self-defense is a symptom of
As I posted elsewhere, I've now ordered a Benelli M4 and a Kimber Ultra-carry (since I'm a long-time 1911 shooter). This is sort of "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation. So far they've rounded up 5 suspects and are looking for more. This was a gang of teenagers, at least one with a violent criminal record. But if I'd shot them all with the Benelli that night, there would be those who would have said the I used "over-kill". The .22's were here so that I could teach my girlfriend (a complete novice), how to safely handle and use a handgun should the need arise. Fortunately her training had already begun and she knew to hand me the backup pistol loaded, safety off. This probably saved us since the second perp made it to within a foot or so of our bedroom when she handed me the Walther .22 and I opened fire on him.
This was an armed home invasion by an experienced criminal gang. They would have done this regardless of the marijuana. This was just the spin law enforcement always uses with medical marijuana....blame the victims.
I live on 3.5 acres and my home is 100 yards from the street so it's not like we were in interfering with anyone and I was hardly an inconvenience to my neighbors. But snoopy neighbors are snoopy neighbors, wherever you live.
The law suit that I will be filing on the county will prove that I was completely within my legal limits when they stole my property. While the state law sets a "presumptive limit" of 15 plants and 24 ounces, my doctor's recommendation called for a much larger limit than that. That doctor's recommendation, along with that of my girlfriend, were both posted on the wall of my home. Regardless, they robbed me anyway and stole computers, personal belongings...and even our security system. They then proceeded to totally trash our home and leave behind fast food trash scattered everywhere.
This story is far from over.