You could almost file this under “Good Guys 4, Bad Guys 0,” except that they did wound the homeowner. And you meet the nicest people on Craigslist. Or not, as the case may be. Two dead, two jailed following Craigslist-related Summerfield home invasion.
But… the gun-hating Left is always telling me that I cannot use an AR-15 for self-defense. Impossible they say. I guess they’re wrong.
Jackson’s body was found in the home’s dining room floor. He was wearing a “Jason” mask on top of his head and gloves on both hands, with a semi-automatic pistol with the slide locked near his head, the report says.
Doyle was found outside the home with a shotgun lying on the ground next to him. And the wounded homeowner was located in his bedroom with an AR-15 assault rifle lying across his legs, the report says.
Whenever someone goes on about how many bullets should be permitted in a magazine, I always ask, “How many people are going to attack me at one time, in the future?” Since they seem to know what the future will hold when they say “You won’t need more than X bullets.” The follow up question is, “How often can I miss?”
The first guy died at the scene. The guy with the shotgun died in a local hospital. Two other miscreants were apprehended by the police. The homeowner was shot, and is in a local hospital.
The Craigslist connection? The homeowner had dealt with one of the 4 previously.
The homeowner told detectives that about an hour before the incident one of the suspects knocked on his door. He said he didn’t answer it and then saw the man peering through his back sliding glass door. He said the man mentioned the previous Craigslist transaction and said he needed help with his vehicle. The homeowner told him he was disabled and not able to help and the man left, the report says.
Then when they crashed front and back doors, he grabbed his AR, which was next to his bed.
Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is mostly your legal right.