While Democrats are busy talking up the need for new gun control laws, the criminal justice system keeps providing us with examples of the real issue; a lack of consequences for those who commit violent crimes.
In Fairfield, California, a recent home invasion ended up with the would-be home invader shot by his intended victim. And as it turns out, this wasn’t the suspect’s first time committing that crime.
A Northern California homeowner fatally shot an armed man – who was on parole for another home invasion – after he kicked down the homeowner’s door Tuesday morning, police say.
On Tuesday, a piece of plywood covering the front door of the home on Vintage Valley Drive in Fairfield is the only sign that something happened.
“I’m kind of blown away,” neighbor Nathan Biggs said. “I’ve lived here all my life, 18 years. Probably the most eventful thing that’s happened in this neighborhood.”
Police said the couple in the home were having breakfast when they saw an unknown man through their Ring camera who knocked on their front door.
The homeowners didn’t answer.
“The suspect did ultimately kick the door down, kicked it off the hinges and attempted to make entry into the house,” said Fairfield Police Department’s Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen. “The homeowner defended themselves, fired rounds. The suspect ended up fleeing and [the homeowner] obviously called us, asked for us to come and help him.”
When police arrived, they found the 27-year old suspect across the street with at least one gunshot wound. First responders performed CPR on the suspect, but he died from his injuries at the scene.
Police say the suspect was armed with a handgun and an “extended magazine,” but have yet to release any more details about the suspect’s previous criminal history, including how much time, if any, he spent in prison for his previous home invasion conviction.
Stories like this aren’t uncommon. In fact, in Memphis, Tennessee a 31-year old convicted felon is now facing murder charges after allegedly killing his girlfriend’s son while on probation for another violent offense.
Michael Robinson, 31, has been charged with first-degree murder and convicted felon in possession of a firearm, court records show.
Officers responded to the 800 block of Randle Street about 2:30 a.m. Monday for a shooting.
A man was found lying in the driveway with a wound to his chest, unresponsive, an affidavit read. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim was identified as Zaqune Harris by his mother, Consquala Harris.
She said her son and Robinson, her boyfriend, got into an argument that escalated to the suspect going to his car and grabbing a shotgun, the affidavit said.
According to the affidavit, Robinson then shot the victim in the chest.
FOX 13 in Memphis reports that Robinson was in court as recently as May of this year, when he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated assault. His sentence? Five years of probation.
Just a couple of months later Robinson’s facing first-degree murder charges when he should have been behind bars.
Joe Biden can talk about “rogue gun dealers” and the need for gun bans, universal background checks, and other restriction on the right to keep and bear arms, but Americans know that to really address violent crime we have to focus on violent criminals and not responsible gun owners. These stories are prime examples of how adding more gun control laws to the books and creating criminal offenses out of our right to keep and bear arms isn’t just unconstitutional, but a step in the wrong direction in terms of increasing our public safety. We the people have a right to protect ourselves, and thanks to the light-on-crime policies of Democrats, that right is more important than ever.