[VIDEO] Magazine Capacity Matters – Homeowner Exchanges 30+ Shots With Home Invader

March 6 2015
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: ajc.com Archive: WebCite.org

This story is a perfect example of why magazine capacity matters. Sure, most of the defensive gun uses we report on this site are over and done with just a few rounds (or no rounds fired at all). However, there are situations where you might find yourself in a battle for your life and every round in that magazine will count.

A homeowner in Georgia reportedly exchanged 30-40 shots with a home invader.

According to local media reports:

An attempted home burglary resulted in a shootout at a south Fulton County home that left a suspected burglar critically wounded Tuesday.

A homeowner on Diann Drive said burglars kicked in his front door after he declined to answer their incessant knocking around 11:45 a.m., Detective Melissa Parker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The homeowner and the suspected burglars then exchanged what sounded like 40 shots to neighbors. The homeowner thought he wounded one suspect and police found a man “shot multiple times” in woods near the home, Parker said.

The man was in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital on Tuesday and detectives have not been able to interview him, Parker said. Police are looking for additional suspects, Parker said.

Now, if there was a magazine capacity limit in place, who do you think would adhere to it in this scenario? The law abiding homeowner or the criminal who has already shown they no regard for the laws we have in place?

This is the 78th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Georgia and the 1402nd defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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