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The Armed Citizen® December 22, 2017

The Armed Citizen® December 22, 2017

An Illinois woman was entering her car at a shopping center when a knife-wielding man assaulted her and forced his way into her vehicle. After climbing in next to her he ordered her to drive to a rural area. When the woman stopped at an intersection during the drive, she saw an opportunity to reach for her firearm, for which she had a carry permit. When the bad guy saw the gun, he jumped out of the car and fled. The armed citizen drove herself to a hospital for treatment of the knife wound, and gave the police a solid account of the incident. Authorities later arrested a suspect and charged him with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and unlawful use of a gun by a felon. He was being held on bond. (foxnews.com, Chicago, IL, 10/13/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A man was walking his dog in his neighborhood one morning when a passer-by warned him that there were two pit bulls on the loose. After receiving the news, the man turned around and started heading home with his dog when the two pit bulls started chasing them. The man and his dog made it to the porch of their house when one of the pit bulls latched himself to the resident dog's the neck. The owner and another man tried to pull the pit bull off his dog but to no avail. The resident, who has a pistol permit, then shot and killed the dog. The second dog, which was wounded, was taken to a veterinarian for treatment while the owner was treated for a bite on his hand from the attacking dog. According to police, the owner was justified in protecting his dog on his own porch and will not face charges. The owner of the two pit bulls might be cited for having his dogs loose. (New Hampshire Sunday News, Manchester, NH, 10/21/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
December 1958
A bandit entered the dry cleaning shop of Elmer Fetter of Columbus, Ohio, and said, “This is a stickup.” The 71-year-old owner snatched a pistol from beside the cash register, poked it in his assailant’s face, and sent him scrambling out the door. Fetter said all he owns is in the shop and the pistol by the cash register is there to protect it. (Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH)

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