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The Armed Citizen® February 5, 2018

The Armed Citizen® February 5, 2018

No one wants to face off against four strangers trying to break into their home, but when that happens, it helps to be armed. A Keithville, La., woman was home alone during the day, and apparently heard noises outside, where four suspects were scurrying near her door and bushes. She grabbed her handgun and went to the door, shooing the hooded culprits away with a threat to shoot. Police later spotted the getaway vehicle and arrested four young men, still with hoods up, and found backpacks, masks, drugs and a knife in the car. (710keel.com, Shreveport, LA, 10/27/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
When a would-be thief was stood up to twice by armed homeowners in broad daylight, he knew his luck had run out. In the first incident, the armed burglar attempted to steal a motorcycle, pointing a handgun at the homeowner when he tried to intervene. However, the homeowner responded in kind by drawing his own pistol, causing the criminal to flee. At the second residence, he again aimed his firearm at the homeowner and demanded the keys to their car. He was once again met with the homeowner's gun pointed in his direction. Police later found the thug and charged him with armed burglary, grand theft and home invasion. (Venice Gondolier Sun, Sarasota, FL, 12/23/17) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1981
When John Woolman responded to a knock at the door of his Porter, Ind., home, a man threatened his life and demanded entry. Woolman refused to admit the man and went for his revolver. In the meantime, the man had broken down the front door and entered the living room. When the intruder again threatened and advanced toward him. Woolman fired a shot that wounded him and then summoned police. (The Tribune, Chesterton, IN)

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