By Roxroy Ballers
When multiple armed and masked intruders broke into his home last week, a California man shot and killed one of them causing the others to flee the scene.
When he first heard the perps trying to break into his Fontana-area residence, the homeowner, who has not yet been identified, called the police and grabbed his gun.
During the call with 911, the homeowner exchanged gunfire with the intruders, resulting in the death of one of the suspects.
Police interviewed by KTLA News say that there has been an increase in property theft, locally.
Recent spikes in crime have people reconsidering their self-defense posture.
In fact, a recent Harvard study conducted to “estimate the number and describe characteristics of firearm purchasers” before and during the pandemic found that 7.5 million adults (3% of all adults in the U.S.) have become new gun owners from January 2019 to April 2021.
While it’s unclear if this homeowner who shot and killed the intruder was a new or longtime gun owner, the trend is clear: Americans of all walks of life are increasingly exercising their 2A rights.
The homeowner was briefly detained by police but has not been arrested since it appears to be a lawful use of force.
A neighbor and friend of the homeowner interviewed by KTLA was adamant that armed intruders “gotta suffer those consequences.”
Police acknowledged to NBC Los Angeles that sometimes members of the public have to step up and defend themselves.
“The last resort is to try to defend yourself as best you can,” said Daniel Romero of the Fontana PD. “It’s not something we recommend, but when it’s your life you have to protect, or your family’s life, sometimes you have to do what you have to do.”