A Florida sheriff went viral on social media after saying a homeowner with an “ AK-47-style gun” won’t be charged with regard to shooting at armed intruders.
“ He started shooting for his own protection, to get them out of his home and to protect himself, ” Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons stated in a prerecorded video published on Facebook .
Simmons said 3 suspects broke into the male’s home where at least one directed a handgun at the house owner, and the other two shoved him to the ground. The victim tried to reach for their pistol when one of the suspects knocked it to the flooring.
The victim was able to escape and ran to a back space of the house, where he retrieved a good AK-47-style rifle and let loose a hail of bullets on the three suspects.
Simmons said two suspects were identified, and a third individual suffered a headshot wound.
“ We get a report of a third individual that had a wound to the mind not long after [the home invasion]. The stories he’s providing us as to how this individual got shot in the head are inconsistent at best. In short, we don’t believe him. What exactly we’re looking at is to determine whether this is the third person included, ” Simmons said but did not identify the injured individual.
“ Those of you which may ask a question, may be the homeowner going to be charged for shooting at these folks? Absolutely not, ” the sheriff added. “ The homeowner’s protecting himself , and in Sarasota, in Escambia County, you can protect yourself. ”
Not too long ago, another sheriff in Florida said:
“ If somebody’s breaking into your house, you’re greater than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County, and we prefer that you do actually. ”
One of the highly debated firearm topics is actually or not a semi-automatic gun is a good home defense gun. Democrats are on a mission to ban AR-15s plus limit magazine capacity that may inhibit a homeowner from defending themselves against several intruders.
Here’s GOP congressional applicant Jerone Davison from Arizona explaining why “ you just might need that semi-automatic [AR-15] and all 30 rounds” in a political ad.