A Los Angeles homeowner found himself using his Second Amendment Rights to their fullest as he opened fire on a group of armed intruders that were posing a threat to himself and his family. After the shootout, the robbers were seen fleeing the scene with nothing to show for their escapade save for a bruised ego and a healthy fear of ever trying to rob that house again.
The man was about to enter the door to his home when an armed man rushed up and attempted to force entry. Luckily for the homeowner, he was carrying a firearm that allowed him to fight back on level ground. Thus began a quick but terrifying shootout between him and the group of would-be intruders.
This encounter is another example of a good guy with a gun being able to save the day, as this homeowner was the last line of defense between the intruders and his family on the inside of the house. While he was definitely caught off guard, quick reflexes allowed him to reach for his gun and resist.
The presence of the gun put both the homeowner and the intruders on firm ground, as strength or surprise became far less of a factor than it would have been were the man unarmed and helpless.
According to ABC7, the man was not worried about the belongings in his house that may have been lost to robbers and thieves. His mind was squarely on the young family that was waiting inside for him to return from a long day away.
He said, “I guess they decided to try to come at me and come in the house but I have a five-month-old baby and a wife and a nanny in the house and that wasn’t going to happen. There was nothing in my house that was worth dying for. But I was willing to die for my family.”
The attack happened in an instant on Saturday evening, he explained. “Out of nowhere I felt someone run up behind me, put something to my back, put a pistol to my back and somebody running up.”
As soon as he returned fire on the intruders, they fled. With only one returning shot in the homeowner’s direction, the encounter was over in just a few seconds.
In a stone-cold interview, the homeowner gave some kind of neighborly advice to the would-be thieves, saying “It’s a matter of time before these people get caught. I think they should just pick a new career before they do end up in jail.”
It seems all too predictable that this kind of event took place in deep-blue Los Angeles. Soft on crime prosecutors and police that are not allowed to do their jobs to the best of their abilities due to regulations put in place by out of touch politicians has led to plenty of former Los Angeles residents evacuating the once glorious city in hope of greener and safer pastures.
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