Pregnant Mother uses AR-15 to Defend Family, Kills Armed Home Invader

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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- On Wednesday, October 30, at about 9 p.m. Jeremy King, his 11-year-old daughter, and eight-month pregnant wife, were subject to a violent home invasion by two armed men.

The suspects forced their way into the home. According to various interviews with King, the suspects demanded that he “give everything”. He denied having anything. The suspects started pistol-whipping him and kicking him in the head while he was on the floor. From baynews9.com:

King said one of the men started pistol-whipping him while another kicked him repeatedly in the head. His wife, who is eight months pregnant, was in the back bedroom and peeked out to see what was going on.

King said one of the men shot at her. She retreated, grabbed an AR-15 and returned fire.

King’s heavily pregnant wife used good tactical sense. She did not barge out of the back room with the AR-15. She took up a position, and, as one of the invaders came into her line of sight through the doorway, she shot him. Both home invaders fled the scene. A man was found 200 feet from the house, in a ditch, dead. From baynews9.com:

“When he came toward the back door in her line of sight, she clipped him,” King said. “He made it from my back door to roughly 200 feet out in the front ditch before the AR did its thing.”

One of the advantages of the AR-15 platform for home defense is the ease of use, even by people with little upper body strength. It recoils relatively little, but has plenty of power to for human targets. The report of an AR-15 is very loud, especially indoors.

One improvement for home defense would be a sound suppressor or silencer. The rifle would still be loud, but the user would be less likely to be deafened by the report. Federal law has made the acquisition of sound suppressors bureaucratically cumbersome, time-consuming, and expensive. Many countries have far less regulation of suppressors than the United States. In  New Zealand, they are an over the counter item. Suppressors have never been used much in crime in the United States.  No reason was given for their regulation when the 1934 National Firearm Act was considered in committee.

King appreciates the advantages the AR-15 rifle gave his pregnant wife.

“Them guys came in with two normal pistols and my AR stopped it,” King said. “[My wife] evened the playing field and kept them from killing me. “

The King’s home is in a semi-rural area of Florida. Over penetration is less of a problem in a rural setting. Careful selection of the ammunition can control how much penetration is likely. There are many expanding and frangible bullet choices available for the AR-15 platform.

It will be a little while before Jeremy King knows if he has any permanent loss of vision.

The Sheriff’s representative, in this video on facebook, says they are looking for the remaining home invader.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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ChiptheBarber
ChiptheBarber
2 years ago

Wait a minute here. Are you trying to tell me that an AR-15, a Weapon of War can be used to….save a life? I don’t know about this. Why, just a couple of years ago Mrs. Clinton (The Smartest Woman in the World) told us that “[This] doesn’t happen.” Why didn’t the lady just dial 911? In a mere 15-45 minutes help could have been at the end of the driveway, assessing the situation. That sounds more like the way to go. I’m gonna have to ponder this and get back to y’all later.

Vern Littlefarmer
Vern Littlefarmer
2 years ago

AmmoLand is one of many information outlets that is NOT Propaganda. How do I know? You can leave comments like this. Try that at CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post, The Guardians, etc. You get the picture.

freedom isnt cheap
freedom isnt cheap
2 years ago

love it!THATS justice as it should be handled everytime here on out!time to rid these scum and the pedophileismalics from the face of the Earth

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

An excellent book for every American is JPFO’s “Dial 911 and Die”.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

, Yep, an eye opener. Got it on my shelf. MC and a HNF.

StWayne
StWayne
2 years ago

Whoever this woman is, she’s my hero. The bad guys came in with bad intentions, and she made hers clear with all the finality that death can bring. Besides being protected by the Castle Doctrine, she STOOD HER GROUND! I would have done exactly the same thing, and did in the early 80’s in Los Angeles when three men armed with brass knuckles busted in. As it was that my weapon was in the bedroom, with me sitting on my ass comfortably tucked away on the couch watching TV in the living room during one evening after a hard day’s… Read more »

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
2 years ago

The only places I’ve seen this story are on the Internet. The MSM have ignored it. Except maybe the local TV Station did a piece on it. National Networks, nothing.

Whormd
Whormd
2 years ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

The national media stays true to their agenda, not any ethical standard.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
2 years ago

Good woman. Used tactical sense. Saved her husband’s, her daughter’s, her unborn child’s and her own live by doing what had to be done. She was wise NOT to shoot the bad guys as they were exiting the home. If the whole thing took more than two min. I would be very surprised. I am of the opinion that the loud noise emitted when a 556 round is fired is a house is a good thing. It can be used as a tool. The blast can be used as a weapon unto itself. It will sure alert the neighbors and… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
2 years ago

I looked at over a dozen “news stories” concerning this incident. The only description of the perps was that the dead one was “a man in his twenties.” There was a picture and a video of the victim (white male) but no perp description. And we all know why, don’t we? Keepin it real near Tampa.

RoyD
RoyD
2 years ago

I did not watch the video, thanks. But, I am shocked! Shocked I tell you!

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
2 years ago

AR’s the modern musket,perfect for women and the younger and disabled to protect their and loved ones lives.