A 59-year old farmer was involved in a firefight with a gang of armed criminals who mistook his hemp farm for an illegal marijuana plantation in El Paso County, Colorado. Many such incidents have taken place where armed criminals invade illegal marijuana farmers, hoping to steal bags of money or marijuana gathered from the unlawful activity. Unfortunately for the thugs, the law-abiding couple was armed and not involved in the illegal farming of cannabis.
The couple, Charlie and Zoraya San Martin, were shaken by some noises of people trying to break into their house shortly before bed in their rural home. The husband reached for his gun and ordered the invaders to identify themselves before firing through the door after receiving no response.
Other criminals broke through the backdoor and bedroom window. One burglar hid in the attic space after seeing Charlie holding a firearm. The homeowner shot into the ceiling to scare the burglars away.
Charlie recounted hearing firing all around the house. The sheriff deputies found hundreds of casings outside the house. However, nobody was hurt in the incident. Investigations are still ongoing.
Gun control groups relentlessly work to limit the number of rounds a law-abiding firearm owner can load into their gun. God forbid Charlie had to face the criminals armed with only 10 rounds under circumstances where he is outnumbered and outgunned.
Amy Swearer, a Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, pointed out this fact regarding the case on Twitter.
“Last week, a couple got into a firefight with four armed morons who mistook their legal hemp farm for a marijuana operation. Hundreds of rounds were reportedly fired,” Swearer wrote. “I was told that no law-abiding citizen ever needs more than 10-rounds for self-defense.”
Obviously, criminals won’t load only 10 rounds in their guns because the law only targets law-abiding citizens. Criminals have a reputation of ignoring such measures, something anti-gun activists should know about.
Meanwhile, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing universal background checks in our state, and if left unchecked, it will not be long until we see bills like this getting traction in Austin. Texas is embarrassingly ranked 29th for gun rights, and with the help of the political elites in Austin, we will surely rank among New York, California, and Illinois if left to their own devices. Please join our fight today, and help us restore Texas' place as the standard for the U.S.
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