So a whole bunch of America saw the video of Vince Ricci, an LA resident who drew his legal CCW to thwart a pair of armed robbers who hopped the fence around his home to rob him one night. Thanks to great home security. Now comes news that the LA County Sheriff has revoked his concealed carry license. Was it because he talked with the media? Or maybe it was because he was a white Christian male and the robbers were oppressed, misguided young aspiring cancer surgeons.
First Colion Noir has more on this including some video from the victim…
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department notified Vince Ricci, the Los Angeles Mid-City homeowner who opened fire on armed suspects who tried to get into his house, that his carry permit had been revoked. Last Sunday, Ricci was returning to his home when he turned the tide on two would-be-armed robbers when he drew his own licensed concealed firearm and opened fire on them. Ricci had just returned to his home after going to the gym when the two armed robbers ran into his front yard and confronted him at his front door. They tried to force their way into the home as Ricci was unlocking the front door.
The two suspects had already produced handguns and had pointed them at him when Ricci, who said that he “thought he was going to die,” produced his own handgun and opened fire on both suspects. Although no suspects were hit by his rounds, his actions immediately caused the two suspects to flee the area. Ricci stated that his five-month-old daughter and his wife were inside the home at the time as well, and he acted instinctively to protect himself and his family.
Was his mistake talking to the media, providing a glowing example of how gun ownership and concealed carry can empower the little people against armed thugs? The gun-hating bureaucrats in state government can’t have that!
On Thursday, Ricci stated that the Sheriff’s Department called him to let him know that his permit to carry a concealed firearm had been revoked because he “yelled” at responding LAPD officers a few days later when they came out to investigate the incident further.
Ricci previously railed that the LAPD – the department investigating the case – carried out “sloppy police” work, including allegedly not picking up the casings scattered near his home as evidence.
Yelling at cops for not doing their jobs is now grounds for revoking CCWs?
What’s next… dirty looks? Not giving generously enough to the sheriff’s campaign fund?