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Thanks to the Second Amendment, one incident that could have turned very ugly, very quickly for an Arizona homeowner, ended instead with one dead criminal and three other burglars who wish they never entered his home.

The Daily Caller reports – Four criminals were shot after breaking into a gun owner’s home in Yuma, Arizona, last week.

The Arizona resident awoke to discover four home intruders attempting to break into his house around 1:00 a.m. on January 3. The resident shot all four intruders using “several” rounds, according to authorities.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said the owner of the house was jolted awake by the sound of the intruders. “The subjects made entry into the home and during the process of the home invasion and burglary, an occupant of the home fired several rounds, striking all four of the subjects,” according to the sheriff’s office.

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According to the local news station, KYMA – Guillermo is a nearby resident who heard the alleged intruders early Thursday morning.

“We were asleep and we heard a knocking at 1:25 a.m., 30 minutes later, a spotlight went by the window and flashes of vehicles,” Guillermo said.

Those flashes according to Guillermo were Sheriff officers rushing to the home that had been broken into.

One of the calls to 911 came from the home that got broken into, according to Alfonso Zavala with the Yuma County Sheriffs Office.

“The homeowner was woken up by some noise outside shortly after the subject made entry into the home, the occupant fired multiple rounds striking all four subjects,” said Zavala.

KYMA spoke with many residents who say the calm and quiet neighborhood isn’t used to crime.

One neighbor, who wanted to remain unnamed told KYMA that the man protecting his home first warned the alleged intruders that someone was home by flickering his lights before he opened fire.

Authorities have identified the suspects who entered the home. 

Jessica Aynes, 28, of Yuma, was pronounced dead at Yuma Regional Medical Center. Next of kin has been notified.

Thirty-six-year-old Edith Guerrero, of Somerton, was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound and later flown to a Phoenix-area hospital.

Jaden James, 18, of Mesa, Ariz., was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound.

Twenty-seven-year-old Leonardo Gonzalez, of Yuma, was self-transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center and was later flown to a Phoenix-area hospital.

The quick actions of this Arizona homeowner, who was able to shoot several rounds at the home intruders, provides a great argument for having a weapon that is capable of handling multiple rounds.

Remember this story, when the gun control crowd asks why any American would need to own a gun that fires more than one round?

What do you think? We’d love to hear your comments below.


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