Defensive Use Of An AR-15

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

Dean Weingarten at Ammoland.

On May 6th, 2017, an armed man was sitting on his front porch in the 400 block of Glenburnie Drive in Houston, Texas. He had a concealed carry permit. His brother says that he goes to the range often. He was on his porch and had another firearm with him. An AR-15 type rifle.

Three men attacked him in a drive-by shooting at about 2:15 a.m. He fired back, hitting all three. They car they were in crashed, and all three left the vehicle to continue the attack.

The homeowner kept up his defense, shooting back and hitting all three men again. Two died, one at the scene, one at the hospital. One of them was in critical condition.

Over 40 shots were fired, but the home defender was not hit. Not once.

Those who wish a disarmed population tell us that AR-15 rifles and other modern sporting rifles are not useful for self-defense.

Here is the report.  No one actually believes that use of an AR-15 is unnecessary or ineffective for self defense.  They’re lying if they say that (unless the conversation is buried in details of long range threats where you need something like an AR-10).  When a person says that, he means that he doesn’t believe that you should have access to AR-15s and that only the state has a righteous monopoly on the use of force, even if you’re defending your life or the lives of loved ones.

Just as we saw in the case of Mr. Stephen Bayazes, who killed one home invader and sent two others to the hospital, he found a reliable semiautomatic rifle with a standard capacity magazine an indispensable tool of self defense.

In another episode of semiautomatic rifle use, an attacker in Hawaii found that no one was capable of effecting self defense.

Hawaii police officers are continuing their search for a suspect who fired an assault rifle at a group of people standing outside a club in Waikiki, killing one and seriously injuring others.

Hawaii News Now reports (http://bit.ly/2xrcAAB ) the shooting happened Saturday morning near Club Alley Cat. Police say a man fired about 10 rounds at the group. A 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. Two other victims, a 27-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, were taken to a hospital in serious condition.

No arrests have been made at this time. Police say the suspect fled in a black sport utility vehicle.

The report says “assault rifle,” and of course it wasn’t a legitimate assault rifle with select fire, and perhaps it was an AK design rather than an AR design.  Who knows, certainly not the reporter?  Either way, the people he attacked didn’t even have a pistol for self defense, or if they did, it was being carried legally.  Not in Hawaii.

Hey, how’s that gun control stuff working out for you, Hawaiians?


Comments

  1. On September 18, 2017 at 10:51 am, bob sykes said:

    This is a bizarre story. First of all, this is a guy who apparently sits on his front porch armed with a semiautomatic rifle. Who does that? Where do they live? And to top it off, he is the victim of a drive by shooting by three armed individuals. Who are these people? Is this inner city Chicago? The West Bank? Was he expecting a drive by?

  2. On September 18, 2017 at 10:56 am, Herschel Smith said:

    @Bob,

    Yep. There is more to the story than we’re being told. Perhaps some sort of deal gone wrong. That said, no one has the right to drive by somebody else and send lead into their house.

    And more to the point, whether this situation of self defense was the complete story, the use of an AR-15 was sweet. It did what he wanted it to do, what he needed it to do, at the time he needed.

  3. On September 20, 2017 at 8:25 am, Ned said:

    I have relatives in Oahu. My wife was there recently, and when she goes, she always visits the (maybe only?) gun store in Honolulu.

    the owner told here that the crime rate in Honolulu is very high. He even mentioned that this fact is well known in Japan, and thus Japanese tourism is plummeting.

    The place is as high on my list of places to avoid as NYC.

    Anti-gun Hawaii is mostly populated by Prozis. They have a judge that ruled against the Trump temporary hold on refugees, although they house zero refugees. However, Honolulu has a large homeless population that they routinely roust and force out. There are also many aggressive pan handlers.

    Only criminals and cops have guns. To me, Honolulu is just like any large congested city anywhere but with nice weather. May as well be another NYC. I hate that place.

    I can go to Phoenix armed if I want or have to go to the city.

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