If you haven't heard already Zach Peters (pictured) a 23 year old man from Broken Arros, Oklahoma made headlines recently when he shot and killed three home invaders in self defense.
The three criminals had robbed the home owners garage earlier that day, then returned later to try the main house. They woke Zach Peters, the homeowners son, who grabbed his AR-15 and defended himself against the three armed and masked home invaders. Peters shot the three invaders killing them, and now one of the families of the criminals are complaining that they think it's unfair that Peters was allowed to defend himself with an AR-15.
One of the criminals grandfathers has said that the fight was unfair and that they didn't deserve to die. He has said "brass knuckles against an AR-15, come on, who was afraid for their life". The grandfather continued with "There's got to be a limit to the law, I mean he shot all three of them; there was no need for that".
With the criminals being armed with knives and brass knuckles and committing a home invasion into an occupied home there is no question that they meant to commit bodily harm and possibly murder. What the grandfather of one of these criminals is clearly ignoring is that knives and brass knuckles are deadly weapons, and even unarmed three attackers against one in his own house is justifiable reason for deadly force. Statistically more people die per year from unarmed physical attack than they do from gun shot wounds, and these attackers weren't unarmed. The grandfater is out of touch with the reality of the situation, in that one of his grandchildren knowingly committed a home invasion with the intent of grievous bodily harm. By doing so they put anyone's life in the home at risk, and would have to face any consequences of their actions.
Zach Peters has not, and will not be charged with a crime in this case of justified self defense.
**Note** While the identities of the three criminals are well publicly known, we do not publish the names of criminals at Hoplite Tactical if we can help it.