By Jon Dougherty
An Oklahoma grandfather who says he believes in the Second Amendment nevertheless feels that a homeowner who killed three teens with an AR-15 who had broken into his home in the middle of the night was “unfair” and should not be permitted.
AccordingÂ to KTUL-TV, Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, seriously said he thinks the death of his grandson was not justified because the homeowner’s AR-15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three home invaders.
Schumacher acknowledged that breaking into a house was “stupid,” but went onto say that the deaths were not the appropriate consequence.
“What these three boys did was stupid,” Schumacher said. “They knew they could be punished for it but they did not deserve to die.
However, he added: “Brass knuckles against an AR-15? C’mon. Who was afraid for their life?”
You can’t make this lunacy up.
Besides Redfearn, 19-year old Maxwell Cook and 16-year old Jake Woodruff were also shot and killed in the home invasion.
The homeowner who was defending his castle has not been charged with any crimes because police note that his act was one of self-defense. That is to say, it doesn’t matter what Leroy Schumacher thinks about the incidentÂ after the fact, what matters is what the homeowner thought at the time his house was beingÂ invaded — not something he invited or should ever agree to under any circumstances.
Nevertheless, Schumacher reiterated his belief that what happened to his grandson and his two hoodlum friends was inappropriate and did not fit the crime.
“There’s got to be a limit to that law, I mean he shot all three of them â€” there was no need for that,” he told KTUL.
Really? There’s literally no way Schumacher could know that because he wasn’t there and was not in the homeowner’s shoes (or slippers…or whatever in the middle of the night).
There’s more. The three hoodlums also had a getaway driver — meaning their invasion was planned out and who knows what would have happened if they would have gotten ahold of the homeowner.
Elizabeth Rodriguez,Â 21, the driver, was not injured but she was later arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree burglary and one count of second-degree burglary. Cops also noted that Rodriguez admitted to planning the burglary.
In the end, Schumacher claims he supports the Second Amendment but doesn’t agree with killing home invaders — at least inÂ this case because, you know, grandson and all.
“These boys’ families are going to suffer with this the rest of their lives, we have to live with this the rest of our lives,” he said. “You can’t change history, but you can damn sure learn from it, and maybe some kids will learn from this.”
What about the family of the homeowner if the ‘brass knuckles’ kids would have killedÂ him? That be okay instead?
What a moron.
If kids in Oklahoma ‘learn’ from this it should be the lesson that breaking and entering are liable to get you a one-way ticket to the morgue. And that’s as it should be.
This story has been published with fewer ads for maximum reader enjoyment.Â
- Follow Jon Dougherty on Twitter at @JonDougherty10