In the wake of the Sandy Hook spree killing, CNN’s Piers Morgan launched an anti-AR-15 jihad. “Show me one example of someone who used an AR-15 for self-defense!” he sniped. Again and again and again. Anti-gunners adopted the resident alien’s cri de coeur, constantly labeling the AR-15 a “weapon of war” useless for civilian self-defense (ignoring the fact that AR-15-wielding police are also civilians). We’ve chronicled several examples where Americans used America’s favorite rifle to defend life and limb. And here’s another one: “Jasper Brisbon, 32, wandered up to a couple late Friday at the Lynnewood Apartments [in Cheltenham Township, PA] as the pair spoke outside their unit,” philly.com reports. “Brisbon, they told police, appeared to be on drugs. He stared at the pair for several minutes before the couple decided to go into their apartment . . .
But as they entered their home Brisbon jumped between them, forcing his way in.
The male of the couple ran to get a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle and insisted Brisbon leave. Brisbon refused. Instead, as the man yelled “Stop! Stop Stop!” Brisbon moved menacingly toward the man, police said.
The man fired a shot striking Brisbon in the torso and immediately called 911, police said.
An ambulance rushed Brisbon to Abington Memorial Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. According to court records, Brisbon was awaiting trial on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident in December.
Police said the residents of the apartment were cooperating with police, did not know Brisbon and that the AR-15 was legally purchased.
‘Cause that’s the most important bit. Or not.