A California homeowner fatally shot an armed intruder who kicked down the front door of their home. This comes as the state is cracking down on legal gun owners.
Fox News reported that the homeowner was eating breakfast when he heard a knock on the door. The owner did not respond which led the intruder, who was armed with a loaded semi-automatic handgun, to kick the door down.
The homeowner, whose identity is not known, shot the 27-year-old intruder twice, wounding him in the chest. First responders arrived at the scene and pronounced him dead.
California has been increasing its crackdown on law-abiding gun owners. Many new gun control policies are being introduced by different levels of governments in the state.
This includes a new law by the California legislature which limits the purchase of semi-automatic riffles. Under the new law, those under 21 are banned from purchasing such guns and the rest of Californians can only purchase one riffle per month.
The city of San Jose has introduced a new tax on gun owners. This means that every time a gun owner purchases a new firearm, they must pay an 11 percent tax on top of a background check fee.
San Jose city council members have also approved a law which requires legal gun owners to carry liability insurance.
While California has some of the strictest gun control measures in America, it continues to be ravaged by crime. The current rate for violent crime in the state is 447.4 per 100,000 people.
A study analyzing FBI crime data by John R. Lott, Jr. had found that allowing law-abiding citizens to conceal carry led to 8.5 percent reduction in murders, 5 percent reduction in rapes, 7 percent reduction in aggravated assaults, and a 3 percent reduction in robberies.