The Armed Citizen® February 23, 2012

Food delivery drivers have statistically one of the 10 most dangerous jobs in America. Whether that weighed on the mind of a Papa John’s delivery driver when he obtained a concealed-carry permit isn’t clear, but he was glad he did when a man stuck a stolen pistol through his car window and said, “What you gonna do is drop off that money.” The driver drew a .38-cal. revolver and emptied the cylinder. The wounded assailant dropped his pistol and ran into a house across the street, where he was found by police. (The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 11/05/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra
(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

A Michigan homeowner awoke late one night to the sound of breaking glass and discovered someone had broken into his home. He retrieved a 12-gauge shotgun and called 9-1-1, and shortly after came in contact with the suspect. The homeowner shouted for the suspect to stop and get down, but when the suspect continued to advance toward him, the homeowner fired several shots. The suspect, who was on parole at the time of the crime, was treated at a nearby hospital and faced charges upon his release. (The Grand Rapids Press, Paris, MI, 12/08/10)

From The Armed Citizen Archives
February 1977:
An armed robber made the mistake of holding up Jack Moga's Milwaukee, Wis., tavern twice in a week. Though the crook got away with his loot the first time, Moga was prepared when the greedy criminal came back for more, and shot him in the head. A local judge complimented Moga's marksmanship, saying "I think you are going to be free of armed robberies in the future." (The Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis.)

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13 Responses to The Armed Citizen® February 23, 2012

Bob wrote:
December 16, 2012

Good luck finding a judge like that nowadays. If moga were to do that now he'd be sitting in jail for being too precise!

Nathan wrote:
July 29, 2012

Yeah, I think that's a little bit paranoid. I have a CCW, got a ticket, subject never came up. Wisconsin is not a shall-inform state, so why bring it up? Unless you like asking for trouble...

Rick wrote:
July 23, 2012

@Cody: My permit isn't tied to my driver's license and as Corey said, the police seem to favor citizens who have one.

Corey Lewis wrote:
March 29, 2012

Cody, the reason you don't get a CC permit is fear of getting pulled over? I have met several law enforcement officers that LOVE to hear that there are upstanding citizens that carry. I think your mindset and opinion is a little jaded.

Bob Parker wrote:
March 17, 2012

CC permit is the reason I wasn't ticketed last time I was stopped.

Cody Longstreth wrote:
March 11, 2012

The reason I don't get a carry permit is because cops don't like those very much so when they run your plate number and see that they will probe ly pull you over to pull you over.

Cody Longstreth wrote:
March 11, 2012

I really enjoy these articles. They show how to protect yourself and that you always need to be prepared, you want to know why you don't hear many stories of a succussl robbery? Because the victim is uselly killed! Be prepared!

Georgeld wrote:
March 05, 2012

It's great to see a few shots hit the bad guys for a change. Too bad more don't get hit and it's a real shame the national news refuses to tell about it. That's one of the biggest crimes imo.

Teddy wrote:
February 29, 2012

For the 12/08/10 armed citizen. Multiple shots with the 12g? Ouch. was he using bird shot ?

David Nix wrote:
February 27, 2012

See this story of an armed citizen in Augusta, GA. http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-02-27/harlem-man-catches-neighborhood-burglar-columbia-county-sheriffs-office

Sam in IL wrote:
February 27, 2012

This is all good but the real reason to be armed is that it makes it harder for the government to enslave its citizens

Bill Spanagel wrote:
February 27, 2012

When you call the police the crime is over. Protect yourself and your family. Get a carry license, practice shooting, know your weapon.

kavan woods wrote:
February 26, 2012

I BELIEVE IT VERY IMPORTAT THAT WE BE AWARE OF ALL THE CRIMES ON INNOCENT PEOPLE THAT BEGINING TO ACCURE ON THE NOT SO INFORMED CITIZENS, THAT HAVE BECOME VICTIMS OF SENSELESS CRIMES PARTICALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, AND ELDERLY,THEY NEED PROTECTION.