The Armed Citizen® December 4, 2017

posted on December 4, 2017
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An Omaha, Neb., tobacconist shot and killed one of two young men who were attempting to rob the shop, following a late-night break-in. The businessman was in the store around 11 p.m. when two hooligans broke in, determined to rob the premises. The store employee fired five shots at the two thieves, hitting one fatally. It was not known whether the other was hit, as he was still on the loose. (, Omaha, NE, 9/19/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
When an 18-year-old forcefully entered a home, the homeowner, a woman in her late 80s, was having none of that. She confronted the young intruder and asked him to leave, but he advanced toward her, prompting her to shoot and kill him in self-defense. The woman was not charged. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Marion, AR, 11/2/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
December 1982
An armed man barged into a Virginia Beach, Va., country club as a bingo game sponsored by the Norfolk (Va.) Fraternal Order of Police was breaking up. Announcing a robbery, he pointed a gun at off-duty policeman Robert Wheaton. When they subsequently exchanged shots, fellow officers Joseph Monaghan and Roger Pederson also returned fire, wounding the gunman. (The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA)


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