(National Sentinel) Armed and Dangerous: A Florida couple used their AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun to protect themselves and fend off a home invasion attempt by seven young males.
As reported by News4Jax, the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday when the suspects kicked in the door, claiming to be from the sheriff’s office.
Three residents were at home at the time, and two responded by opening fire. The resident with the AR-15 estimates he fired 30 rounds by himself.
Two suspects immediately “crumpled to the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.”
One of the suspects was killed while a second was hospitalized. A third suspect was treated at a hospital and released to police.
After initially opening fire, the residents then “retreated to another part of the home” and called 911.
One suspect, Corey Lauramore, would die of gunshot wounds to his head while an unidentified 16-year-old was hospitalized in unknown condition.
Officers found “a heavy amount of dried blood caked on the front steps of the home, a bloodstained mask with a bullet hole through it and a .380 caliber handgun lying nearby.”
Police say they think a total of seven individuals went to the trailer home Sunday morning. Five people were charged with home invasion: 24-year-old William Lauramore, 24-year-old Joseph Albino, 20-year-old Zachary Bell, 19-year-old Christian Watkins, and 15-year-old Cayden Lauramore.
The home invasion comes as some Left-wing Democrats in the state are calling for firearms like AR-15s to be banned, along with high-capacity magazines.
Supporters of the Second Amendment point to these kinds of incidents, while rare, as proof that such firearms serve great equalizers when the odds are overwhelmingly against victims.