NY Man Protects Family, Now Facing Charges – Justice Runs Amok!

Written by Kevin Fobbs on March 7, 2014

Sometimes you just want to kill a brick when it comes to how law abiding citizens are treated just for wanting to protect their family from criminals. So when a man was being attacked by a handful of burglars breaking into his New York City home last year, his first instinct was to protect the family. According to the Blaze, five men were purported to have been breaking into Youssef Abdel-Gawad’s home which was all caught his home’s video cameras.

This apparently was not just a quick break in the home and take what you can. The attack appeared to be more the classic home invasion variety where cowardly criminals pumped up with weapons and ghetto bravado decides to attack. And attack these thugs did.

Even the police reports attested to the fact that the four criminal accomplices were waiting out in the family’s backyard in a shed while the main perpetrator moved toward the house with a weapon which was fired toward the home’s sliding glass door, claims the Blaze

What came next is typical criminal behavior in that the now dead thug startles the family and the defenseless family cowers, while someone in the frightened group nervously dials 911. Emergency response to a break-in, even when armed, is more than minutes away.

So with a gun fired, and his parents cowering in fear, his brother’s picked up the gun control approved weapons of choice ,”sticks”, while Youssef, grabbed a shotgun. So far, so good for the good guys one might think. A man’s home is his castle or at least that is what most Americans like Youssef had been led to believe in the pre-Obama administration America.

So Youssef and his brothers rallied and chased the alleged criminal burglars from the porch. Meanwhile Youssef, who was as emotionally charged as his brothers possibly were, fired at Jazzmen Bryant, who now had turned away. Bryant later died of his wounds.
Is there guilt to be felt by Youssef, in this episode of let’s rip off a house and scare the heck out of whom ever is inside then take and pillage them criminal saga. In what part of the reality of defending your home does laying blame for a possible criminal invader’s actions land at the feet of the defender of home and family?

Well, unfortunately for Youssef, the District Attorney’s Office in Huntington Station, N.Y. says the shooting of the burglar was not self defense because the burglar was allegedly running away from his attempted burglary. Now to add more wood to the Second Amendment justice obstructing fire, the District attorney is now saying that maybe there was not even a shot fired, despite the fact that there is a clear flash from the burglar’s gun when it pulls back on the surveillance cameras’ video in the home, according to the Blaze.

The defense of your home and family does not seem quite important in the blue gun control state of New York and certainly not in the eyes of the DA’s office. Abdel-Gawad has now been indicted on manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges.

There is a very clear and certain danger that families who are law abiding citizens have to reconcile themselves with. Defending your home and your loved ones is not the concern of the gun control officials in the state or even in your county who will prosecute you if you exercise your U.S. Constitutional Second Amendment rights.
To lodge manslaughter charges against Abdel-Gawad means that in New York justice has run amok and his constitutional rights to defend himself have been shredded on the altar of radical liberalism.

This New York man should be a hero for picking up a weapon to defend his family and his life which is what any normal person would do when a burglar with a gun tries to break into your home. Ask the tens of millions of legal gun owners in America.

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.