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Beckersville PA Jon Gosselin fires warning shot at photographer

Quote: "At the time this photograph was taken, I was at his home on my own private property that is protected from public access and public view. The paparazza followed me well off of the public roads and was trespassing on my private property when I confronted her," Gosselin tells Us in a statement. "I informed the paparazza that she was trespassing on my private property and instructed her to leave. The paparazza refused to leave and continued harassing me and invading my privacy by trying to take pictures of me and my home. I am licensed to carry a concealed handgun, which I then withdrew and used to fire a warning shot away from the paparazza, which is well within my rights under Pennsylvania law when someone is trespassing on private property."

Sketchy legal ground or well within his rights? I half expected to read that charges were filed but the police apparently told the photographer if she filed charges then she would be nailed with charges herself.

I personally would not have drawn, much less fired a warning shot. Im no lawyer but i think he will be lucky to ultimately escape this without legal trouble.
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Next time use the pepper spray, Jon.
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So someone is trespassing, but taking photo's, life not in danger, how would that be considered a good shoot?

That said what happened to never fire a warning shot, if you're going to shoot it's to stop a threat on your life, not scare them away.
I think warning shots are generally a bad idea. You obviously didn't fear for your life, otherwise you would have just shot them. And what if the warning shot provokes them to attack you? Then what?

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