He was quoted as saying the following to a woman named Jill on the subject of gun ownership:
"Nobody needs an AR-15, especially women. If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. Jill, if there's ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony here ... walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.’ … You don't need an AR-15 — it's harder to aim, it's harder to use, and in fact you don't need 30 rounds to protect yourself. Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!"
First, in many localities such as the state of Michigan, it is illegal to haphazardly discharge a firearm into the air. Doing so, could net the user either a "Reckless Discharge of a Firearm" charge or a "Discharge of a Firearm Inside of City Limits" charge. In short, so-called "Warning Shots" are usually illegal.
Moreover, since slugs or shot are subject to the laws of gravity, they must fall somewhere. It is possible that the projectiles could harm human life or damage personal property. Losses of life or property will certainly garner additional charges.
Furthermore, a firearm should only be discharged for personal protection purposes when the operator is in reasonably imminent danger of great bodily harm, sexual assault, or death.
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