The Armed Citizen® September 29, 2017

posted on September 29, 2017
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Minding his boss’ store late one evening, a smoke shop employee in Waco, Texas, was forced to act to defend himself and the property. A man in a ski mask entered the shop, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The employee pulled his own concealed weapon in response and fired several shots at the assailant. The criminal was later admitted to a local hospital with several wounds. (, Waco, TX, 7/30/17) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
An armed robber entered a Walgreens pharmacy, jumped over the counter, pointed a gun at people and demanded opioids. A customer, who was legally armed, went into action and shot the robber, killing him. Police said it appeared to be a case of a Good Samaritan in the right place at the right time. Arizona has a “defense of third person” law, which allows a person to use deadly force if they perceive that lives are in danger. (Mohave Valley Daily News, Phoenix, AZ, 8/2/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
September 1964
Accosted by an armed thug in his Washington, D.C., grocery store, Allen M. Firtag grabbed a cal. 25 automatic and started shooting. Five shots later the would-be robber lay on the floor critically wounded with two bullets in his right side. Firtag and his wife had been beaten and robbed once before. (Washington Post, Washington, D.C.)


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