(National Sentinel)Â Armed and Dangerous: A Florida couple used their AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm handgun to protect themselves and fend off a home invasion attempt by seven young males.
As reported by News4Jax, the incident occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday when the suspects kicked in the door, claiming to be from the sheriffâ€™s office.
Three residents were at home at the time, and two responded by opening fire. The resident with the AR-15 estimates he fired 30 rounds by himself.
Two suspects immediately â€œcrumpled to the floor with multiple gunshot wounds.â€
One of the suspects was killed while a second was hospitalized. A third suspect was treated at a hospital and released to police.
After initially opening fire, the residents then â€œretreated to another part of the homeâ€ and called 911.
One suspect,Â CoreyÂ Lauramore, would die of gunshot wounds to his head while an unidentified 16-year-old was hospitalized in unknown condition.
Officers found â€œa heavy amount of dried blood caked on the front steps of the home, a bloodstained mask with a bullet hole through it and a .380 caliber handgun lying nearby.â€
Police say they think a total of seven individuals went to the trailer home Sunday morning. Five people wereÂ chargedÂ with home invasion: 24-year-old William Lauramore, 24-year-old Joseph Albino, 20-year-old Zachary Bell, 19-year-old Christian Watkins, and 15-year-old CaydenÂ Lauramore.
The home invasion comes as some Left-wing Democrats in the state are calling for firearms like AR-15s to be banned, along with high-capacity magazines.
Supporters of the Second Amendment point to these kinds of incidents, while rare, as proof that such firearms serve great equalizers when the odds are overwhelmingly against victims.