LA Homeowner Defends Home From Burglars, Loses Gun Permit

A California man has been stripped of his Second Amendment rights after defending his family from a would-be robber, leading the NRA to take action.

Los Angeles resident Vince Ricci was coming home from the gym on November 4 when two intruders snuck onto his property, one pointing a gun at his chest.

Ricci quickly dropped his cup of coffee and drew his weapon, firing at the men.

Ricci reported that officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office told him his concealed carry permit was being suspended because he was “yelling” at officers when they arrived at his home.

“After successfully defending my home and my family and my 5-month-old child, California has now decided to suspend my Second Amendment [rights],” Ricci said in an NRA video about the incident.

In California, residents over 18 can have a firearm on private property without a permit or license.

Ricci expressed feeling “vulnerable” since he cannot protect his family. He reported that his home was previously broken into in June. No one was home at the time.

Ricci believes that a group of criminals have been targeting the neighborhood.

The NRA released a statement criticizing the state of California for revoking Ricci’s permit after successfully defending his family.

“Governor [Gavin] Newsom and [Los Angeles County District Attorney George] Gascon’s pro-criminal policies have transformed Los Angeles and the wider state into what resembles a war zone,” said RA spokesperson Billy McLaughlin. “The NRA stands with Vince and every responsible gun owner in California, firmly.”

This story is “unique” because the incident was captured on Ricci’s security camera.

“When the incident happened, there were only two things I could rely on: myself and the Second Amendment; and now that’s in jeopardy. The leftist gun grabbers do not care about your safety. The NRA does,” he said.

Ricci stated that the only protection that L.A. residents have is themselves and the Second Amendment.

According to the LAPD, while violent crime is down by 0.1%, burglary is up 8.5%.

The left has tried to attack the Second Amendment and take guns out of law-abiding citizens’ hands for years. If they had their way, Ricci and his family could have been statistics in L.A.’s growing number of casualties.