Remember: No one needs more than ten rounds of ammunition in a magazine. The very idea of a 15- or 17-round magazine is ludicrous, let alone 30 for a rifle. Any more than 10 (and let’s face it, you probably don’t need even that many) marks you as a gun-crazy idiot who’s just out to hurt someone.
Unless, of course, your home happens to be attacked by two or maybe even three
Florida men criminals. Thieves who are apparently after your guns. That’s what a suburban Tampa man experienced earlier this weekend.
It happened early Friday morning in Wesley Chapel. Deputies were dispatched at 12:43 a.m.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said the [homeowner] was home alone, playing video games, when he heard glass shatter toward the back of his house.
The homeowner grabbed a gun and began walking down his hallway, where he saw an armed intruder dressed in dark clothing and wearing a mask, Nocco explained.
Why did the intruders choose that particular home?
As for what led up to the shooting, the homeowner told law enforcement he was a gun enthusiast who posts pictures of his firearms to social media. So, he believes his house was targeted.
What would the world do without social media? Anyway . . .
The homeowner shot and killed the first intruder and then took out the second one, who was right behind the first.
At some point, one of the three intruders managed to fire a gun. But, the homeowner was able to shoot him, too, before his gun jammed.
The homeowner then got another firearm while the burglar who was still breathing tried to make a quick getaway. But he was stopped outside the house by a neighbor who was — you guessed it — also armed. ‘Merica.
The wounded would-be thief was later identified as Jeremiah Tramel and, as a part of this abortive criminal enterprise, he’s now on the hook for two murders.
“He is accountable for the deaths because it was during the commission of a felony that he was involved in that those two people died,” Sheriff Nocco said.
You’ll be positively gobsmacked to learn that . . .
According to Nocco, Tramel has previous charges on his record, including a battery arrest. Investigators say the other two intruders had records, too.
All in all, a happy ending for the homeowner, though we wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone. Still, we’re glad that he came out of it in one piece and lives in a jurisdiction that appreciates the rights of individuals to arm and protect themselves as they see fit.
And while the internet is forever, he’ll probably be doing a lot less posting of gun pics in the foreseeable future.