61-Year-Old Disabled Man Demonstrates EXACTLY “Why You Need an AR-15”

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How many times have you seen a gun control debate in which someone chimes in, “Nobody needs an AR-15. What are you going to do, hunt deer with it?” It’s been a busy year for gun control advocates, passing draconian law after draconian law.

Sometimes it’s part of a heartfelt essay, like this, which is just another essay where a man bloviates about his views on high-velocity weapons.

There is no place for high-velocity weaponry in the hands of the citizenry. No number of lengthy oratories by National Rifle Association leadership and pandering politicians will ever justify the deaths this nation has already endured. “Every Marine a Rifleman” is an adage for Marines, not for civilians. We are no longer under the oppressive rule of a foreign king, and it is folly to think that by keeping civilians from such weapons that we risk our republic. We risk nothing more than offending the bloated gun lobby in Washington. But by doing nothing, we continue to risk our children’s lives. (source)

The author of that piece feels that since a pistol isn’t a match for an AR-15, nobody but police and military should be allowed to have one.

But that’s exactly why we should be able to own guns like AR-15s.

A disabled gentleman in Summerfield, Florida demonstrated exactly why one needs an AR-15 last Wednesday when he handily dealt with four home invaders who thought he was a soft target.

Deputies got the call at 8:21 p.m. Wednesday and went to the home at 14999 SE 32nd Court Road in response to a report of shots fired.

Sgt. Micah Moore found Doyle with a gunshot wound and a shotgun next to him on the ground. Deputies entered the home and found Jackson dead on the dining room floor. Detectives said he was wearing a “Jason” mask on top of his head, gloves on both hands, jeans and a black shirt.

Near Jackson’s head was a semi-automatic pistol, detectives said.

Continuing into the home, deputies found the 61-year-old homeowner in a bedroom.

He had an AR-15 rifle on his legs and was bleeding from a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to sheriff’s officials. Doyle and the homeowner were transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where Doyle died.

Deputies continued to search the area.

Deputy Austin Coon and K-9 Deputy Alberto Gago, with his dog Nitro, found Rodriguez and Hamilton in the 15000 block of Southeast 36th Avenue, according to arrest reports. Rodriguez was hiding in tall grass on the side of the road.

He was wearing sweat pants and a purple shirt. Hamilton was wearing all black clothing.

Deputies said the men were sweating. (source)

I’ll bet they were sweating when they discovered how outmatched they were. Here’s what went down. Police have opted not to name the brave homeowner.

The homeowner told Detective Travis O’Cull that, about an hour before the shooting, a male who he barely remembers from a past Craigslist transaction, knocked on the front door, according to sheriff’s officials.

The homeowner said he did not open the door but saw the male peering through a back sliding-glass door. He said he asked the male what he was doing and was told he needed help with his vehicle.

The homeowner said he told the individual he was disabled and couldn’t help him. That person then left and [the] homeowner went to sleep.

The homeowner told the detective he was awakened by a loud noise and grabbed his AR-15, which was near his bed. He saw a masked person inside the home, he said, and he and the intruders exchanged gunfire. He said he shot at the man in the mask and at a second person coming toward him.

The homeowner said it was Jackson who shot him. (source)

If ever there was a case for being ready to defend one’s home, this is it.

The other two suspects were interviewed and then placed under arrest.

Two of the four of the suspects have criminal records. Local police say that the homeowner faces no charges and that he’s done nothing to prevent him from owning guns. He is in stable condition, recovering at the hospital.

Here are the mug shots of the alleged home invaders.

photo credit: Ocala.com

Are you prepared to defend YOUR home?

I’ve written before about why preppers need guns, but it’s important to note that you need guns in good times too if you intend to defend yourself. This story is a perfect example of why. There’s no ongoing disaster or SHTF event happening in Summerfield, Florida. It was just an ordinary night in July…until 4 people allegedly decided to invade an innocent man’s home.

If the homeowner had not had greater firepower, this story probably would have had a very different ending. Imagine taking on 4 armed home invaders with a Glock.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why people actually do need AR-15s. We must be prepared to defend our homes and our families because when you need the police in seconds, they’re only minutes away.

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and runs a small digital publishing company.  She lives in the mountains of Virginia with her family. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • It is one reason to have such weapons, but the much greater, Constitutional reason is to resist and revolt an internal government (nor just foreign) gone bad….and ours has gone bad, save Trump.

  • Great job, well done only would or could have been better had all four been taken from the planet, well at least planted in its ground. One just needs to look at the photos and see the evil of these scumbags, who’s parents will have some lame excuse, which makes you wonder if the parents should not be resting next to them for just being as guilty of the crime. I wish this man a quick recovery and hope the two that still breath, do it from behind bars for as many years as is possible to give them, before release. Those that say why should a person own an AR or similar weapon, should learn about God given rights, one of which this man exercised and I hope thousands of others do, and maybe a message will be sent that will show men like these, their days are numbered.

  • I can easily imagine taking them on with a Glock. My G17 holds 20rds +P HP and has night sights and a white light. That being said I’d like my AR too.
    Especially at those ranges my more maneuverable AR “pistol” with 30rds of Hornady SBR ammo and light. Even better if I find a moment to slip on my kit and NVGs.
    Your tactics, reaction time, backbone and training are every bit as important as what you have in your hand. How many of you take your AR and clear your home for practice? Know what’s cover and what’s concealment? Work as a team with anyone else living there?
    This old man in the story exemplified the saying of “Get Tough or Die”!

  • I would venture to predict that these totalitarians who want to control and restrict your right to own an AR-15 for self defense have never been in a violent incident confronting multiple thugs who intend to do you harm. Their cowardice and treason to deny a man his right to defend himself is reprehensible.

  • Wow! I’m a 61 yr old disabled woman! This could have been me.! After reading this I double checked my security.

  • After two of the bad guys went down… the other two ran like the cowards they are. The next time you hear that a ar is not needed in the hands of the citizens… just remember this story…

  • I held off a long time getting an AR. It just wasn’t the rifle I wanted. Then I got a very good deal on a Ruger AR556 with a heavy duty barrel. Plenty of ammo but I would still like more. I watch the sales everyday. You can never have enough. I bought magazine pouches that hold four 30 round magazines each. That plus what is on my vest and belt should keep me going foe a while. I also purchased a magazine loader just in case I run out. One push and it loads 30 rounds.

    • Do you understand that there is no such thing as anonymity on the internet? Really … it doesn’t exist. More than that, it almost never goes “away”. You might want to think twice — especially in this day of red flag laws — before posting your inventory again.
      Your call.

  • I read the opinion piece Daisy quotes in the opening.
    For someone who is supposedly a vet, MP and a LEO, he is pretty ignorant.

    Shoulder fired weapon will always be better than a handheld pistol anyday .
    But what is more important is shot placement, and training to get that shot where it needs to go.

    • LE and Mil who think that weapons aren’t for ‘mere civilians’ are the problem too. A gun grabber by any other name….

  • I use a 12 gauge Bennelli M-1 Super 90 with a tactical light as my CQB room broom. The intruders can give their souls to Jesus but their asses will belong to me.

  • Anyone living alone needs to be armed with an AR 15 Criminals usually travel in packs. A single shot pistol is okay for ONE criminal, but when they travel in packs as usually they do, you need an AR 15. AND we need to be free again and have Constitutional carry (14 states do), not govt owned PAID permission carry via govt permits which is Treason against the Constitution. WE have yet to gain our real freedoms back that we had under the Founders.

    The people back then were the Law Enforcement (police). And there was not any crime.
    Crime thrived once Lincoln established the police in every city and disarmed teh people !

  • Urge all to practice point and shoot method for close encounters indoors. Any shotgun, rifle, or pistol can be used on stationary or moving targets. Shoot instinctively. Your eyes will take the gun to your target. All of us have this built in skill.

  • Some sites list what happens when ordinary citizens are armed and protect themselves. I shutter to think what would happen if they were not armed.

    The MSM rarely puts out those success stories but they sure put out the negative ones and mishaps and what not.

    I particularly remember two. Both times a rape was prevented and both of them they shot their rapist dead and boy, were they surprised.

    It looks like the AR-15 is the defacto standard weapon for the militia and homeowners and are widely available meaning you can get parts and customization is de rigueur.

    You want to start a civil war? Start disarming Americans. The real goal of the Left. Not to disarm, but to start a war.

  • Weapons of war are just that – civilians do not need them. Societies problems are not solved by firearms – or in some cases, the closest thing to manhood some will ever have. Deal with the root cause of societies problems, not the symptoms. Just as the anti-vaxer who claims that she took her brood in for vaccines and the next morning all woke up with autism.
    Yes I am a “liberal” and yes I have guns. That would be more than one gun. I do not own a weapon for war. Nor do I live in a state (or area) that favors the rich and vilifies those who are not. We all may as well have a full arsenal for fighting a “war”, after all it is our “2nd amendment right”. No small wonder we are now the laughingstock of the world and a 3rd world country though most won’t admit it.

    • Nice propaganda piece. Do you think what I care about what a TURD world country thinks? Do you know why they are TURD world?? Because their government disarmed them.

      Manhood is owning a weapon. Militia is required to own the same type of weapon as their military. Not some Daisy BB gun to feel like a gurl.

      The root cause of society is a violent one. And it starts from the top down. Your violent looting government as in TURD world.

    • Hi, Selena. You’re not speaking to the example. That’s what this is. An example that supports an opinion. You are only giving your opinion without relation to the example. What do you think of the story itself?

    • Selena tell me all the 3rd world countries you’ve lived in that are like us.
      Weapons of war like the single shot muzzleloader, a revolver, semi auto pistols, bolt action rifle. What type of firearms do you own that weren’t used in a war?

    • Selena,
      The so-called weapons of war are not available to the general public. Military only. They are select fire: Safe, single shot, fully automatic, or in some cases, 3-round burst.
      Again, only the military are permitted to use these weapons.

      The idea that ownership of a firearm is the threshold to “manhood,” as you put it, is just plain dumb.

      Addressing the root cause of societies sickness would be placing the blame squarely on those who commit the crime, and not an irrational fear of an inanimate object.

      • The Militia is not the “general public”. They are to be a well-regulated Militia and are to have the same weapons as their military. Even up to a TANK!

        Read your Constitution.

        • “Well-regulated” = well trained and equipped. The states are supposed to be providing both training and equipment to all men between 16 and 60 who are able-bodied and able to carry a firearm.
          They have failed miserably.

    • any weapon can be used for “war”, moron…who cares what the “world” thinks? if you do, go there…

    • That’s a total load of bullshit, cupcake. One if we were the”laughing stock of the world” why are we asshole deep in illegal alien trash? Two in a multiple threat situation a semi auto rifle is the perfect choice.

  • Yes, another example over XM channel #125 yesterday where a homeowner in Chicago(?), shot three masked teen agers at 0400 hours, who invaded his home and fired a pistol at him before he answered with his AR 15 and saved his life. The message was the same, he needed an AR 15. Put me on your subscription list. I’ll be 90 next year; am a retired law enforcemnt officer, and live in Montana because it’s a safe place.

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