Washington State now has some of the most draconian anti-Second Amendment laws in the country. High-capacity magazines are banned, and you can no longer purchase AR-15s there, which are the most popular sporting, hunting, and self-defense rifles in the country. The logic behind this is that “no one needs” these types of firearms to defend yourself or your home.
A Seattle homeowner appears to have put that flawed logic to the test last week.
The Seattle Police Department says a group of men attempted to break into a home twice last week in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The first time was at 5:30 a.m. When they failed to kick the door in, they came back the following night at about 12:30 a.m. The invaders attempted to bash the man’s door in with a sledgehammer.
When they breached the door, the four men started shooting at the homeowner. The Seattle PD vaguely reports that the man shot back at the four men and chased them off with his “rifle.” We suspect that the Seattle PD is being vague about this because it sounds like the homeowner was using some type of AR platform rifle.
How else would he chase off four guys who were shooting at him? It’s unlikely that he chased them off with a standard bolt-action rifle. If he had some type of AR with a 30-round magazine, on the other hand, it seems plausible that he could chase them off.
If it was an AR with the dreaded 30-round mags, it was probably grandfathered in when the state passed its moronic anti-self-defense law. It sounds like the Seattle PD is keeping quiet about the type of rifle that the homeowner used because it’s not helpful to the narrative if a homeowner used an AR-15 with 30-round magazines to chase off an armed gang that was shooting at him. “No one needs those!”