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Don’t Think an AR-15 Is a Good Home Defense Gun? Think Again

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By National Association for Gun Rights

Time and time again, gun-grabbers try to justify their calls for an AR-15 ban with one question: “Why on earth do you need an AR-15 for self-defense?”

In March, Senator Chris Murphy came right out and said it on Twitter, that no one needs a semi-automatic rifle to defend their home.

Setting aside the ridiculous notion that gun owners need to justify exercising their Second Amendment rights to anyone, AR-15’s have a proven track record of being effective for self-defense.

Is it excessive? No.

If faced with home invaders, a homeowner will likely be outnumbered. Being a gun owner increases the odds of survival and levels the playing field.

These citizens did just that.

In late March of 2017, an Oklahoma man used an AR-15 to defend himself from three armed intruders.

NBC News reported:

A 23-year-old Oklahoma man used a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle to shoot and kill three masked teenage intruders dressed in black who broke into his home Monday afternoon.

More recently, a Summerfield, Florida man and veteran used his AR-15 to defend himself from four home invaders. The homeowner shot and killed two of the intruders while the other two were later detained near the house.

Gainesville.com reported:

The homeowner told the detective he was awakened by a loud noise and grabbed his AR-15, which was near his bed. He saw a masked person inside the home, he said, and he and the intruders exchanged gunfire. He said he shot at the man in the mask and at a second person coming toward him.

Just last week, a pregnant Florida mother was able to fend off two violent intruders with, you guessed it, an AR-15. After one of the thugs pistol-whipped her husband and the other grabbed her 11-year-old daughter, the woman armed herself with her husband’s AR-15 and shot one of the intruders.

The husband told Bay News 9:

“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.”

Overall, AR-15’s are a highly versatile option for self-defense. They’re lightweight, so maneuvering the rifle won’t be an issue for most people and the low recoil makes them easier to control.

So, the next time someone claims a semi-automatic rifle is not needed for self-defense, go buy a semi-automatic rifle for self-defense (or two, for that matter).

This article originally appeared at nagr.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

Source: The Truth About Guns

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