You know how anti-gun liberals always say things like, “Why would anyone need an AR-15 for self defense?”

Here’s why:

All 3 intruders, reportedly “dressed in black and wearing masks,” were killed by the 19-year-old son:

As of now, the shootings are being treated as self-defense. From the New York Post:

Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Nick Mahoney said the suspects entered the home through a glass back door with the intent to burglarize it. It was not immediately clear why they picked that home.

Mahoney said the suspects encountered the homeowner’s 19-year-old son, who opened fire after an exchange of words. Two of the suspects died in the home’s kitchen while a third was found in the driveway.

It was not immediately clear whether the suspects were armed, but Mahoney said the preliminary investigation indicated the shootings were in self-defense. The homeowner’s son volunteered to give a statement at the sheriff’s office.

The getaway driver, Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez, 21, turned herself into police and was arrested:

And the moral of the story: