The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that it suspended a homeowner’s concealed carry permit after the man opened fire on two would-be robbers who tried to mug him by his front door.
The sheriff’s department told KTLA that homeowner Vince Ricci could have his gun permit reinstated quickly as long as he adheres to the required policies.
The TV station reported that authorities didn’t clarify what policies Mr. Ricci broke when he fended off a pair of masked assailants on Nov. 6.
“L.A. criminals came to my home, pointing guns at my chest,” Mr. Ricci said in a video for the National Rifle Association and posted on X. “After successfully defending my home and family and my 5-month-old child, California has now decided to end my Second Amendment [rights].”
Home surveillance video from that day showed Mr. Ricci about to enter his Los Angeles home when the thieves leaped over his wall and ran up to him with guns drawn.
Mr. Ricci quickly turned around and fired his pistol at the would-be robbers.
The armed crooks returned fire as both suspects fled the area. No injuries were reported.
The homeowner said his wife and baby daughter were both inside at the time of the attempted stickup.
“This is an attempt to make me vulnerable at a time when it is critical I maintain my safety and my ability to protect my family,” Mr. Ricci said in the NRA video about California’s laws regarding concealed carry.
Police said the suspects in the attempted robbery remain at large.