Long Island Man Arrested For Defending Home With AK-47
‚ÄúI went around and went into the house, ran upstairs and told my wife to call the police. I get the gun and I go outside and I come into the doorway and now, by this time, they are in the driveway, back here near the house. I tell them, you know, ‚ÄėCan you please leave?‚Äô Grier said.
Grier said the five men dared him to use the gun; and that their shouts brought another larger group of gang members in front of his house.
‚ÄúHe starts threatening my family, my life. ‚ÄėOh you‚Äôre dead. I‚Äôm gonna kill your family and your babies. You‚Äôre dead.‚Äô So when he says that, 20 others guys come rushing around the corner. And so I fired four warning shots into the grass,‚ÄĚ Grier said.
Grier was later arrested. John Lewis is Grier‚Äôs attorney....
The headline is misleading; according to the content, he is not being charged with firing an AK, but with firing his weapon - the type here is irrelevant.
I assume his AK is not configured for full-automatic fire, which is usually banned. This mode is inaccurate after the 1st couple shots & is not so much good for killing the enemy, but suppressing him, which in any case, is just what the defendant here claims he was doing.
Auto AK rifles conform to the "spray & pray" shooting doctrine - volume of fire, not accuracy. Like religious doctrine, it is hotly debated among enthusiasts.