(Tea Party PAC) – An elderly man from New York was arrested for exercising his God-given Second Amendment right and protecting his life, liberty, and property from two burglars who broke into his house. Why would this man be arrested for protecting himself?
Because his gun was unregistered. Gee, can someone please point out in the Constitution where the Second Amendment mentions anything about registering weapons? Yeah. That’s because it’s not there.
The man was in the kitchen when he heard two men in his garage coming up the stairs to the kitchen. When they reached the top, he warned them to stop, but one of them started coming in anyway, which is when he fired a few shots and hit both of them.
Then 64-year-old Ronald Stolarczyk was quickly arrested by police and charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
Here’s more from the Truth About Guns:
Scenes from life in Governor Cuomo’s SAFE Act paradise: an upstate homeowner has been charged with a felony after he defended himself from two home invaders with what prosecutors are calling an “illegal gun.”
“He told me that when they were coming up the stairs, that as they approached him, that he was scared to death and he thought they were going to kill him. One of the troopers said, ‘did you see anything in their hands?’ He said, ‘I didn’t look at their hands, I just saw them coming at me and I thought to myself, at that point, that it’s either them or me,’ and he just started firing,” (defense attorney Mark) Wolber said.
The homeowner, 64-year-old Ronald Stolarczyk, shot and killed Patricia Anne Talerico and her nephew, Nicholas Talerico. But Stolarczyk hasn’t been charged with a homicide. At least not yet. What has police concerned is the handgun Stolarczyk used.
…Stolarczyk is charged with felony gun possession because investigators believe he used his deceased father’s gun, which he never registered to himself, to kill the two suspected intruders.
So Stolarczyk’s father either gave or left the handgun in question to his son. Under New York’s famously restrictive gun control laws, the son wasn’t required to undergo a background check to receive the handgun from his father. But he did need to have a pistol permit to legally own the firearm and have it registered in his name.
Something that makes this whole situation even more aggravating is the fact that these two knuckleheads who broke into Stolarczyk’s home had robbed him previously. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, a real peach if we do say so ourselves, is putting the blame for the whole thing on Stolarczyk, stating he’s a hoarder and was more or less just asking to be robbed.
This is called victim blaming. Like when a raped woman is blamed for the crime against her just because she wore revealing clothing, which is supposed to be something liberals are dead against, but apparently that principle doesn’t broadly apply.
Here’s a little more from Truth About Guns:
Stolarczyk was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, a felony. The weapon was a 38-caliber Rossi revolver, according to the court paper. Stolarczyk said the gun had belonged to his father, but he hadn’t registered it after his father died.
McNamara said his office typically prosecutes unregistered guns where the homeowner is present as misdemeanors, and not felonies. The first priority is to get the gun registered, he said. It’s not unusual for a family member to die and the gun gets passed onto a relative who doesn’t register it right away.
The handgun was checked, and Stolarczyk’s dad purchased it legally from a local dealer, the DA said.
Stolarczyk has been released from jail on pre-trial release and his next court appearance is set for August 5th.