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Veteran’s AR-15 confiscated after attempted break-in at his home

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Vice-President Joe Biden recently advised that when confronted with a trespasser at your home, just shoot through the back door. Apparently that’s not allowed in Medford, Ore.

Military veteran Corey Thompson heard someone trying to break into his home on Sunday, grabbed his AR-15 and told the intruder to stop, according to KDRV 12.

When officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the scene, they heard the gunshot and the would-be intruder Jonathon Kinsella, a wanted felon, was running toward the parking lot.

“When I’m dealt with a stressful situation, being a veteran from Iraq and the Afghanistan war, it’s natural,” Thompson said. “I just jump into combat mode. I told him I’m going to give you a warning shot.”

But according to the police, “there was nothing that the suspect was doing that was aggressive enough to justify the shooting.”  Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau said the suspect was walking away.

KDRV 12 reported that Thompson was charged with “Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing and Reckless Endangering.”

“I can see where they’re coming from, with those kinds of ordinances and stuff,” Thompson said. “I understand yes, I did discharge my weapon but I was careful not to fire it at any body’s residence. It was at the ground specifically.”

The police confiscated Thompson’s firearm as they said it was used in the commission of a crime, but if Thompson is found not guilty, he will get it back.

Watch the report via KDRV 12 here.

H/T: The Blaze

 

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