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The Armed Citizen® July 21, 2015

The Armed Citizen® July 21, 2015

Even a planned robbery can go wrong when the targeted victim has a gun. Two masked men armed with wooden ax handles cut power to Nicholas Dziyak’s trailer in West Pike Run Township, Pa., intending to lure him outside and rob him. Although Dziyak, 74, was struck several times in the head and chest, he had the wherewithal to pull out his handgun and shoot one of the assailants, who died at the scene. The second suspect has been charged with robbery and aggravated assault. Dziyak was treated for head injuries and contusions. Police said the dead man and Dziyak had a working relationship and that a business disagreement preceded the planned attack. (The Observer-Reporter, Washington PA, 12/30/14)

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A Fort Lauderdale, Fla. woman was behind the wheel of her vehicle, Saturday afternoon, when she was shot in self-defense. According to the police, the woman was trying to run over a man with her vehicle, which prompted her target to draw his gun and shoot at her. The woman was wounded, but her injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening. Police are still investigating how the scenario unfolded, but so far the man has not been arrested for the defensive use of his gun. (Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2/21/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1966
North Hollywood, Calif., liquor store owner Brooks Burton faced the same gunman who had robbed him three times previously. The bandit ordered Burton to the rear of his shop where he took money from the safe and Burton’s wallet. As the bandit turned to leave, Burton moved to the cash register and got his own gun. The armed thug fired one shot at the storekeeper who followed him out, shooting at the robber. The bandit returned fire then suddenly cried, “I’m hit!” He threw his gun in front of him and collapsed in the street. He was dead on arrival at the hospital. (Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, CA)

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