A California homeowner was alerted by her dog barking in the middle of the night. ‘Carla’ didn’t want to give her last name to reporters, but she grabbed her shotgun and noticed a strange man in her backyard, with another stranger waiting by a car. She charged outside, fired off a Biden blast and the two men fled. So what’s the big deal? . . .
Carla’s account to FOX-11 reporters is a little bit different from the version presented in the chuckling TV love-fest in this video.
Carla told us her dog woke her up when he started barking. She looked outside and saw a man in her backyard, another waiting by a car.
Carla wasted no time. Wearing her nightgown, she went outside and fired once toward the ground. Carla says, it was just to scare them off. It worked. The two suspects ran back to a white sedan and drove off.
Carla says she heard one of them screaming, “Crazy b**ch has a gun!!”
Carla ran outside and fired a 12-gauge warning shot into the ground. The problem is that warning shots are almost always illegal in California. If an aggressor imminently threatens death or grave bodily harm, you’re justified in shooting him, but if he’s that much of a threat, you really need to shoot him!
If he doesn’t pose an imminent threat of death or grave bodily harm, the law doesn’t allow you to use deadly force against him. This won’t be news to any of our Armed Intelligentsia, but firing a shotgun is always considered ‘deadly force.’
Carla didn’t know that these two men had probably just burgled her neighbor’s house. If she were on trial for aggravated assault, the jury wouldn’t be told this fact either because it wasn’t part of her calculation at the time. But if what she told reporters is correct, the man in her backyard wasn’t directly threatening her. And Carla used deadly force against a person committing simple trespass on her property.
This usually leads to aggravated assault charges, but Carla is lucky to be a sympathetic, eccentric figure and a bit of a folk hero by now. She’s lucky she’s not a middle aged guy.
The moral of this story? Don’t fire warning shots. And don’t do anything Joe Biden tells you to do.