Despite the media firestorm and the gun control nannies pitter patter over the story last week about an 80-year-old California resident who killed one of several intruders in his home after being tackled and beaten.
When the reports initially came out the headlines, Twitter, and forum posts were flummoxed about an elderly man shooting a pregnant woman. The imagery portrayed by these headlines and comments was of a very noticeably pregnant woman being shot.
Two problems with that logic:
1 - Andrea Miller, the woman shot and killed after breaking into the elderly man's home and assaulting him, was not noticeably pregnant.
2 - Andrea Miller was not pregnant at all according to the autopsy report.
Yet another case of the media putting it's spin out there to make gun owners look crazy regardless of the facts.
We've had people asking if the elderly man, Tom Greer, will be charged. As of now police say they are still investigating. Under California law, homeowners have a right to protect themselves with deadly force inside their homes and in the immediate vicinity - such as a patio - if they feel they are in imminent danger of great bodily injury or death. But this case enters a gray area because the elderly man, by his own account, chased the burglars and fired at them outside his home as they were fleeing, former federal prosecutor Lawrence Rosenthal said.
'The problem here is that all this happens very fast and his legal right to use force probably ended just a few seconds before he did use deadly force,' Rosenthal said. 'So the question is should you charge somebody on the basis of what really was a series of split-second decisions when he's just been robbed and physically assaulted?'
But who has been charged? Miller's accomplice, 26-year-old Gus Adams was given a $1 million dollar bail and charged with homicide for being an active participant in the crime that led to Miller's death.