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Oregon Man Fires Warning Shot At Felon Attempting To Break Into Home, Gets Hauled To Jail

May 30, 2013 by  

The intended victim of a home invasion in Medford, Ore., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing after he allegedly told the would-be perpetrator, who was attempting to break in through the back door, to get off his property and followed it up by firing a warning shot into the ground.

According to KDRV-TV, 36-year-old Corey Thompson warded off  the in-progress break-in by grabbing his AR-15 and telling 40-year-old Jonathon Kinsella, a wanted felon, that he’d better stop.

Police responding to a disturbance call at the apartment complex allegedly heard a gunshot, followed by the sight of Kinsella running toward the parking lot. They apprehended Kinsella, then arrested Thompson because, they said, that warning shot could have ricocheted off the ground and hurt someone.

Police have confiscated the weapon until Thompson, an Iraq veteran, has proven his innocence.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Don miller

    What’s wrong with this picture ? You ask it’s our fault we the people let it get like this now it’s up to we the people to right it unite and fight that’s the only way we are going to change it when they abuse one of us all of us tell them no your not going to we the people have the numbers all we have to do is combine it and I’m sure they will understand that theirs power in numbers unite people the saying united we stand divided we fall makes a lot of sense doesn’t it they used an old roman saying and have been for year it’s called divide and conquer its worked for them to want to see if ours works guarantee it will when you get really really tired of this game they’ve been running on us we the people will change the game all men are created equal there isn’t anything equal or fair about the way we the people have been treated by the elected officials we put in their positions we did that with trust and hope and they spit in our faces want to trust they will do the right thing for the next 100 years not me they’ve had more than enough time and money this country needs to go on strike for two weeks and let them know we come back when they pull their heads out of their asses think theyll put us all in jail think all the companies will fire us who will do all the work who will pay all the bills we are the power when we the people unite they have no choice but to listen and do as we wish and all that is is what they said they would do if we elected them what happens when you got to work for a company and don’t do what you said you would if they gave you the job they let u go ok that works for us to they don’t do what they told us they would do let them go Colorado is doing it do they know something the rest of us don’t YEA unite and fight if your worried about your bills and credit score thats not be of concern if we don’t stop this out of control government and soon ok there’s the solution to the problem but I’m gonna need some help

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