A California father and homeowner revealed his concealed carry permit was rescinded after he protected his family from armed attackers using a gun.
“LA criminals came to my home, pointing guns at my chest. After successfully defending my home, and my family, and my five-month-old child, California has now decided to suspend my Second Amendment,” Vince Ricci said in a video posted by the NRA.
Ricci said two armed men wearing masks hopped over a wall and ran him down with guns.
“In an effort to protect my family, I drew my gun and returned gunfire,” he explained.
“As a result of that night, the California government has temporarily suspended my ability to conceal carry,” he said.
Vince Ricci was coming back to his LA home on a quiet evening when two robbers jumped his wall and pointed guns at his chest.
But they weren’t ready for what was about to happen. He had a gun of his own and defended himself.
Now, California is suspending his Second Amendment. pic.twitter.com/sF0O76eO1M
— NRA (@NRA) November 17, 2023
According to the Daily Mail, the entrepreneur had his concealed carry permit temporarily suspended because he yelled at cops.
Daily Mail reports:
The entrepreneur, who is the CEO of a photo studio, told Fox News the sheriff’s office called him on Thursday telling him it was due to him ‘yelling’ at officers.
He had previously blasted the LAPD for ‘sloppy police work’, including their alleged negligence in picking up casings scattered near his home as evidence.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the LAPD for comment.
On November 4 just after Ricci returned home to his gated LA home, two armed men jumped his fence and tried to force their way into his house.
Footage of the gunfight revealed the moment in which he is approached by one of the masked assailants at about 7.30pm.
In a swift attempt to defend himself, his wife, five-month-old and the nanny inside Ricci reached for his gun and started a shootout with the intruders.
Obtaining a concealed carry permit in California is more difficult than other states with Ricci telling Fox News Digital it took him months to process it.
In California residents over the age of 18 can legally carry firearms on private property and residences without a permit or license.
‘My situation is unique because it happened at my front door, all on camera,’ he said. ‘But this happens time and time again all over the country…
Ambushed by armed robbers as he returns home, man justifiably fires his gun in self defense. Ironically, in CA, majority lawmakers eliminated the mandatory 10/20/Life prison/gun penalty for such criminals. Gun crimes have increased. #California #CCW #Guns #Crime pic.twitter.com/zVGjFsP4aI
— Jeff Reisig (@jeffreisig) November 6, 2023
The Post Millennial added:
The incident in question took place on the evening of November 4 as Ricci returned from the gym. When two armed men jumped the fence and rushed him as he was about to open his front door, Ricci dropped his coffee and pulled out a handgun. The pair retreated and he followed, chasing them off the property.
Footage of the situation shows one of the two men pointing their firearm at Ricci, evidence, he said, that he acted in self-defense.
“My situation is unique because it happened at my front door, all on camera,” he said, “but this happens time and time again all over the country.”
“I used to walk into this house and see this beautiful house that I built for my family, and now I walk into a war zone,” he added, slamming District Attorney George Gascon for releasing dangerous criminals onto the streets of LA.
Ricci’s case was quickly picked up by the National Rifle Association, which defended his use of the gun and decried the fact that he was subsequently stripped of his ability to carry it.
“His decisive actions to protect his wife and daughter embody the core principles that NRA members fight for every day,” NRA spokesperson Billy McLaughlin said in a statement. “It’s reprehensible that California is shredding his Second Amendment rights after he defended his family. Governor Newsom and Gascon’s pro-criminal policies have transformed Los Angeles and the wider state into what resembles a war zone. The NRA stands with Vince and every responsible gun owner in California, firmly committed to defending their rights to protect their families and communities.”