Gun ownership has been under sustained assault in Washington State for the last two years. With an “assault weapons” ban that basically redefined all semi-autos as weapons of war, outlawing private gun sales, raising the age to buy a gun and “safe storage” mandates, the state’s push to emulate the success of California has made life tough on millions of lawful gun owners.
Despite Washington pols’ best efforts, though, law-abiding citizens continue to use firearms to defend themselves. As KOMO reports . . .
The homeowner called 911 to report a burglary at his home in the 9800 block of 13th Ave. SW at about 2:45 a.m. after hearing glass breaking downstairs, according to Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff’s Office.
“A short time later while on the phone with the 911 operator he had reported that he heard somebody coming up toward his room,” Abbott said. “And then the next thing that was heard was shots fired.”
The burglar had assumed room temperature by the time police arrived.
There may have been more than one person in the home.
The homeowner thought there might have been multiple people inside the home, but investigators have not been able to find anyone else associated with the crime yet.
The state, however, has decreed that no one needs more than ten rounds of ammunition. Fortunately, if there was another burglar involved, hearing the gunfire and possibly seeing his accomplice shot was enough to convince him to shuffle off into the night.
Politicians, professional gun-grabbers, confounding Fudds, and their billionaire financiers are hard at work, day in and day out, doing everything they can to disarm America. The fact that firearms are used far more often in a defensive capacity to protect lives means nothing to them. But after Monday’s events, we’re confident it now means something to at least one suburban Seattle homeowner and his family.