We lost track of all of the civilian disarmament advocates who’ve argued over the years that no one needs more than 10 rounds in a magazine. Hell, some in Oregon even wanted to declare handguns that hold more than 10 rounds “assault weapons.”
But now comes the story of a Florida man — sorry, Florida Man — who used not one, but two scary black rifles, along with a pistol, to repel a deadly attack a couple of weeks ago.
According to clickorlando.com the unidentified Florida man was sitting in his car . . .
While the man was on the phone, he said he heard someone shout “Don’t reach.” Police said the victim then saw [Lucious] Scott at his passenger window with a gun.
That’s when Scott opened fire. What reportedly followed is something that — we’ve been told time and again — never actually happens.
The man said Scott started shooting at him, prompting the victim to reach for his own handgun and return fire, officers said.
The victim’s handgun jammed, so he allegedly reached in his backseat for an AR-15 rifle and continued to trade gunfire with Scott, records show. Police said the man’s car was not in park and rolled across the street before coming to a stop during the shootout.
The victim said he then got out of the car and took cover behind the vehicle, ultimately retrieving another AR-15 from his trunk and continuing to return fire until Scott took off, according to the affidavit for an arrest warrant.
That’s a handgun, two AR-15 rifles and who-knows-how-many rounds of ammo expended before the attacker decided to retreat.
Sounds like a successful defensive gun(s) use involving magazines that hold more ammunition that anyone ever needs in a self-defense situation and a couple of firearms that should only be in the hands of professionals like the police and military.
This little drama played out in one of the Florida Manliest parts of the Sunshine State, Brevard County. Scott is now in custody.
Scott faces charges of assault, firing a gun in public, shooting into a vehicle, using a gun in commission of a felony and possession of a gun by a convicted felon.
A felon in possession? Isn’t that against the law?
We’ve been around long enough to know that a story like this — or 100 of them — isn’t enough to move the needle and convince Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex types of the need and efficacy of standard round count magazines, let alone modern muskets. But as a man with far more skill than we have once said, isn’t it pretty to think so?