Man faces no charges for stopping attackers with AK-47-style rifle

While Democrats often claim there is no legitimate use for a semi-automatic rifle, a homeowner proved otherwise last week when he used one to fend off multiple attackers.

What’s more, local authorities have said the armed victim will “absolutely not” be facing any charges.  

One of the attackers allegedly had a handgun

According to Fox News, three home invaders showed up at a house in Escambia County, Florida after midnight on July 7.

Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons was quoted as saying at a news conference that one of the intruders was armed with a handgun which he dropped while attempting to pull it from his waistband.

That gave the homeowner time to retrieve what Simmons referred to as an “AK-47-style gun” and begin firing at his attackers, non-fatally wounding one in the head.

“He started shooting for his own protection, to get them out of his house and to protect himself,” the law enforcement officer declared.

Two of the suspects have been identified as Antonio DeWayne Dean Jr., 18, and Da’Torrance Leanders Hackworth, 20. Simmons said Dean has numerous active arrest warrants for such crimes as carjacking, aggravated assaults with a firearm, robbery with a firearm and domestic violence battery.

“We get a report of a third individual that had a wound to the head not long after [the home invasion],” Simmons explained, adding, “The stories he’s giving us as to how he got shot in the head are inconsistent at best.”

“In short, we don’t believe him. So what we’re looking at is to determine whether this is the third person that was involved,” the sheriff said without providing the suspect’s name.

Sheriff says Florida respects the right to self-defense

Simmons concluded his remarks by stressing that the armed victim was “protecting himself,” noting how “in Florida, in Escambia County, you can protect yourself.”

Simmons’ words come in stark contrast to the way that 61-year-old New York City store clerk Jose Alba has been treated for fatally stabbing Austin Simon, 35.

Fox News reported that Alba has been charged with murder by Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg despite security footage showing Simon attacking him.

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