New York Man Scares Off Intruders With AR-15

by Daniel Terrill

Amid a national debate on “assault weapons” and the recent passing of strict New York gun laws, a college student armed with an AR-15 rifle scared off two armed and potentially dangerous burglars during a midnight home invasion last week in Rochester, New York.

Chris Boise, a student attending Rochester Institute of Technology, told the local ABC affiliate that he awoke just after midnight Tuesday morning to a noise downstairs – something that sounded like a knock on the door. When he reached the stairway he saw two men standing at the bottom and he noticed that one of them had a gun aimed right at him.

Boise’s roommate, Raymond (he didn’t want his last name printed) heard commotion – Boise’s screams – just outside his bedroom door.

“I heard one scream from him, and I knew it wasn’t like a ‘I stepped on a piece of glass’ kind of scream,” said Raymond, who also attends RIT. “It was like something primal.”

Trusting his instincts, Raymond, who legally owns an AR-15, unlocked the rifle from its case.

He said, “By the time I had it out and ready, one of the men came at my door, slowly opened it, saw that there was a barrel on the other side and from there backed out.”

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