Talking about the safe storage bill that made it out of committee today. I'd say today it was good that there was no safe storage law. A prime example of being ready and able to defend yourself in your home with a weapon that is not locked up in a safe.
The Whatcom County Jail.
FERNDALE, Wash. — Masked men armed with a knife entered a Ferndale home and sprayed the homeowner in the face with pepper spray, but the victim was able to get to his rifle and chased the home invaders out, firing at their car as they sped away, authorities said Thursday.
They were later arrested.
The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office said the incident began at about 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday in the 4000 block of Elder Road in Ferndale. A homeowner said the unknown suspects had knocked on and then opened his unlocked door and entered his home. The suspects were wearing masks and bandanas.
“One was armed with a knife and one had pepper spray,” the sheriff’s office said.
When the homeowner — a 19-year-old man — confronted the suspects, “one of them sprayed the victim in the face with the pepper spray. The victim … then armed himself with a rifle and displayed it at the suspects. The suspects ran out of the house chased by the homeowner.”
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