Memphis Gun Owner Uses AK-47 Rifle in Self-Defense from Two Attackers

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Memphis Gun Owner Uses AK-47 Rifle in Self-Defense from Two Attackers

Memphis TN-( myth from the anti-gun groups crumble. A homeowner defended his home against two home invaders with his AK style rifle.

A Memphis Tennessee homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, returned home from the barbershop on Monday at 7 PM. When he approached the front door, he found his door pried open and his dog wildly barking. He entered his house to find 28-year-old Azell Witherspoon and 17-year-old Demond Robinson ransacking his home.

“I see my house being ransacked and the dog was still going hysterical in the cage,” the homeowner told WMC Action News 5. According the homeowners robbers said, “Hey, they are here.”

The robbers drew their weapons which according to the reports were pistols. One of the robber’s gun jammed when attempting to shoot the homeowner, and the other robber’s gun fired but missed the homeowner. They retreated to the kitchen. The homeowner opened his closet and retrieved his AK.

Fearing for his life the now armed homeowner engaged the two men on his patio. He was able to fire his rifle and kill both armed men ending the threat to his life. The man called the police who responded to the call to find both men dead at the scene.

The homeowner went to the police station to answer questions about his claim of self-defense in the incident. After supplying law enforcement with surveillance video of the encounter the homeowner was released by police. The District Attorney General’s office has announced that after looking at the evidence and the supplied footage that no charges would be filed against the homeowner.

“I don’t know what’s going on, but I know I’m going to defend my life to the best of my ability,” The homeowner told WMC-TV.

This isn’t the first time the homeowner had issues in his neighborhood with crime. Earlier in the year his house was hit by bullets. Police were unable to figure out who fired those bullets, but do not think that the home owner was targeted in that case.

The homeowner believes that young people do not care about other people’s lives. Also, he believes that it is a lack of fathers in young men’s families that is pushing the crime rate up in Memphis.

“These boys need their father and need some type of discipline. They’re out here without any fear,” The Homeowner told WMC.

His neighbors agree with the homeowner. One neighbor told WREG TV, “We are living in a day and time where we don’t use much wisdom. Like the young folks…, it’s just like they don’t care.”

He believed that he had to choose between their lives and his own life. Fortunately for the homeowner he had the means to legally defend himself. He believes his rifle saved his life.

The homeowner does fear about retaliation for the shooting. When WMC asked if he was worried the homeowner replied, “That’s a possibility. You never know how someone else’s family may perceive the situation, but I mean, I just have to take it one day at a time.”

Police are not going to release the homeowner’s details for his safety.

Nine people were shot in 31 hours in Memphis.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at Also, John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on the history of the patriot movement and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss or at

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I am three of the worst thing a person in The US can be. (1). I live in Memphis (2). I’m conservative and (3). I’m Black. That triad makes things very difficult, but, unlike liberal Blacks, I love freedom, go figure. And because I love freedom, I am always armed and willing to defend myself and my loved ones from any threat. I don’t know the home owner who killed those 2 fools,, however, I would like to give him the key to the city, for helping to clean the gene pool. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

H. Spires

Thank you Joe for commenting. We need all races to join in our war on crime. Indeed there are all colors of criminals. It will take a commitment from all of us to bring a change to the levels of crime. Please come and comment with your ideas any time.


I love a happy ending. Somehow this homeowner will be labeled a racist for killing 2 no job havin’, no education, criminal background, black thugs. I am sick and tired of these POS black crimes. I don’t want to be racist, but I see no way that I cannot be one. The time is not for gun control, it’s time for black thug control. I wish I could go back in time and shoot the SOB that decided it was a good idea to bring Africans to America as slaves. Things would be a whole lot better in this country.


I’m sure the Native Americans, whom you may refer to as Indians, feel the same way about White people coming to their land and destroying their way of living. The ignorant can always find a way to make race a defining issue. I guess you don’t see all the news surrounding school shootings, and the fact that they are all carried out by white young men. Stay on point or shut up, please


And you, Joe, are an idiot! Anyone born on American soil is a NATIVE American! The “American Indian” is no more native to this country than anyone else – they too came from elsewhere – Asia! And lets not forget that they were NO different when they killed and stole the land from many of the S. and C. American aboriginals who were here before them!


So Dumb Donkey, Rattlerjake, you’re a historian. What do you have to say about my School shooting remarks?

Wild Bill

@Joe, your school shooting remarks sound like someone trolling for responses.


Virgina tech, DC snipers, Oregon school shooting (mixed race), Seattle Pacific Univ shooter (mixed race), Marysville-Pilchuck High School, and many more. Just because the media doesn’t acknowledge them doesn’t mean they don’t exist. About a million gang related shootings, in fact Shitcago already has had over 1000 shootings this year (and I’ll bet you could count the white shooters on one hand – if any)! Why do you think most inter city schools have metal detectors? It’s not because they were smuggling in teddy bears….. The fact is that the leftist news concentrates only on school shootings and mass murders… Read more »


Here is the title, abstract, and key word from a study you may want to read. Triple Entitlement and Homicidal Anger An Exploration of the Intersectional Identities of American Mass Murderers Abstract In the Unites States, middle-class Caucasian heterosexual males in their teenage years and in middle age commit mass murder, the killing of at least three victims during a single episode at one or more closely related locations, in numbers disproportionately high relative to their share of the population. Utilizing an intersectional theoretical approach, this article investigates the convergences of (1) white entitlement, (2) middle-class instability and downward mobility… Read more »


Seriously? You site a paper from a Leftist in the Social Work Program, University of Washington, Tacoma, WA. Do you understand that at least 3/4 of all research papers are founded on incorrect data and accepted for publication based on MONEY! This goes for medical and scientific journals –

I happen to be a Biologist and often have to wade through mountains of BS research documents that a founded on unfounded claims! You’re still an IDIOT!

Juan Luis Salas

For all our edification….

John Pahl

You got that right. The Indians came across the bearing strait and moved south over many thousand years. They are not native here to north America.

Wild Bill

@Joe, The People do not need a libtard, whiteboy to infer their feelings or speak for them. Nor are you in a position to tell anyone to “shut up.”


This is a heartwarming story to know that 2 worthless, filthy, thugs were eliminated and the homeowner is safe. The homeowner should be very proud!

Pa John

I would take to heart the valuable lesson in the following line from the article: “After supplying law enforcement with surveillance video of the encounter the homeowner was released by police.” Spend the money, set up motion activated security cameras all around the property. With the better camera software you can divide the monitor into whatever number of squares and rectangles as you want to set up, and have the camera only react to motion in the assigned areas. I.E. – If you have a camera pointing out at the back or side yard, you could easily set it up… Read more »

Wild Bill

The last line in the article reads, “Nine people were shot in 31 hours in Memphis.” It strikes me that this could be the future libtard justification for demands to ban black power firearms … or something similar.


I actually think it is great that the media remains silent about these incidents where the criminals are killed! WHY? Because the criminals have no clue that many of their “partners in crime” are being eliminated, or how they are being eliminated; and the dead don’t tell tales! And considering none of these worthless morons follow conservative gun websites they likely believe that those killed were shot by cops. This gives the “victims” more opportunity to grab their defensive arm before the prep knows what is happening. Kudos to this homeowner for eliminating two more leftist thugs helping themselves to… Read more »


Good guy with a gun ,win ,win


Memphis is a little Chicago. I’m not sure of the hispanic gangs but the black gangs have ruled for ages. The politics there are just as bad as Chicago and they just finished hiding the statues but they had to do it at night. I wouldn’t think I would want to live there, in fact, probably would not even visit. There are a lot of shootings there but thankfully it is in Tennessee so the victim is not prosecuted.

The Bishop

Any means necessary to end the threat to your life is in the table. This person did it correctly. He killed the criminals. A firearm is not a deterrent. It is the end of the threat. If it has to come out, someone Is dying.

Heed the Call-up

The Bishop, implying that you would kill someone is not wise to post. Also, handgun shooting statistics show that you have about an 80% chance of survival. Self-defense allows us to only stop/neutralize the threat, not kill. If death is a result, it was only due to force necessary to stop the threat, not the intended result.

Terence Colligan

I love a happy ending.


You don unerstan. He got to get da money fo his skool stuf. What else he gon do?
He gonna get his ass shot! Dat what!