Florida homeowner kills armed intruder: He was ‘utilizing his Second Amendment rights to protect himself’

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A Tampa-area homeowner properly exercised his constitutional right to self defense when he shot and killed an armed intruder.

That is the assessment of Pasco County, Fla., Sheriff Chris Nocco, based on preliminary information.

“[The homeowner] was defending himself and his family,” Nocco said.

“Any loss of life is tragic, but the victim was utilizing his Second Amendment rights to protect himself and his family from the fear of Ronald who was carrying a gun, kicking in the door, trying to harm them. I can’t imagine the fear they were going through, but I’m very happy with the fact that he was able to defend himself…,” the sheriff explained about the incident involving the decedent, Ronald Fleet, 55.

On Saturday afternoon, August 8, Fleet allegedly broke into a home in Land O’ Lakes, Fla, where his estranged wife was apparently staying or visiting while the couple’s divorce case was pending in court. A gunfight followed.

“Fleet, armed with a handgun, was able to kick the door open and enter the house. The homeowner and Fleet exchanged gunfire which initially caused Fleet to leave, though a short time later he charged back inside. At that point, the homeowner fired again, killing Fleet,” Fox13 of Tampa Bay reported.

No one else was harmed in the altercation.

The sheriff suggested that the alleged home invasion may have been prompted because Fleet was purportedly enraged that the family was helping or supporting his wife during the legal proceedings while she was trying to get out of, in Nocco’s words, a “horrific marriage.”

The sheriff added that deputies are still investigating what happened at the home, and their findings are subject to review by the state’s attorney for that jurisdiction.

Cops often say that domestic violence or domestic abuse calls are among the most dangerous encounters that they face on the job.

As you may know, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office was one of the featured law enforcement agencies on the abruptly cancelled, immensely popular Live PD reality show on the A&E network.

Parenthetically, although the Second Amendment  — the right of the people to keep and bear arms — appears to be under threat by the left in America, gun purchases by ordinary Americans are soaring, presumably as a side effect of the civil unrest that has swept America in the past few months.

During the current campaign, 2A-supporting President Donald Trump has warned voters that his presumptive rival Joe Biden and the Democrats plan to come after the guns of law-abiding citizens.



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