Memphis TN –-(Ammoland.com)-Another 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 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 www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. 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 www.crumpy.com.