Gun control advocates roll their eyes at the idea of “guns save lives” kind of like the do the phrase “good guy with a gun.” They don’t like the idea that private citizens are capable of protecting themselves against violent attacks without begging for the government to come to the rescue like the cavalry of old.

Unfortunately, though, while the police may well want to protect every single person in their jurisdiction, they can’t. There’s just not a chance the can be everywhere and do everything. They’re humans, not supernatural beings.

That means it’s up to us to protect our ourselves and our families. That’s precisely what one Georgia homeowner did earlier this week.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly triple shooting Monday morning.

Deputies said a homeowner shot three teens who were wearing masks. Channel 2’s Aaron Diamant learned two of the teens were brothers, 15 and 16 years old. A third was a 15-year-old boy.

The shooting happened around 4 a.m. at a house off White Oak Court in Conyers. One of the boys died at the scene. The other two later died at the hospital.

Investigators said one of the teens pulled out a gun and fired at the neighbors before the homeowner returned fire.

Deputies found the teens outside the home after the homeowner called 911 for help. One was lying near the edge of the driveway and the other two up the road a bit.

Looks like a clean shoot to me.

Georgia is a Stand Your Ground state, and I’m sorry, but if one of these punks pulled a gun on me and started shooting, I have no reason to assume the others are unarmed.

Further, they’re wearing masks.

In Georgia.

In September when it’s still hot as hell.

Yeah…that alone would be enough to trip every red flag in my brain. Especially at four in the morning. If I see three people that early in the morning all wearing masks, I’m going to figure they’re up to no good.

If one of them pulls a gun on me, then all bets are off for the whole lot of them.

Right now, gun rights aren’t really under assault in Georgia. At least, not any more than they are anywhere else. Our only real threats right now are from Congress, not the General Assembly. That’s good because it’s very clear that our gun rights are definitely still needed.

For context, Conyers is a city of about 15,000 people that serves as something of a suburb of Atlanta.

We don’t know what precisely was said by these three goblins, but you know what we do know? That semi-automatic rifles are damn good for home defense, contrary to what anti-gunners say.

“It was five shots and then it sounded like a handgun. Then I heard somebody have an assault rifle. And it was a slew of shots that came out,” neighbor Carlos Watson said.

Investigators say three people were at the home, including a woman, when the shooting happened.

The homeowner who shot the masked intruder is a man. Neighbors say he’s a truck driver who owns a semi-automatic rifle and is highly protective of his mother.

Guess that once again shows anti-gunners just how little they know about personal defense firearms.

Hat tip: The Truth About Guns