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The Armed Citizen® April 23, 2018

The Armed Citizen® April 23, 2018

In a second recent case of an armed citizen helping out law enforcement, a Utah police officer was scuffling with someone near a clothing donation collection bin. A passerby who was carrying a concealed handgun did what a law-abiding gun owner would be expected to do. He stopped his car, got out, aimed at the assailant and yelled at him to stop. The man scurried off and was later arrested and charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer. The officer sustained a fractured eye socket and lacerations. (The Associated Press, Springville, UT, 2/4/18) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
When a burglar thought he would “achieve his purpose” early one morning in the backyard of someone’s house, he probably wasn’t expecting to go to jail. Around 4 a.m., a thug entered the backyard of a home and went inside an outbuilding. He proceeded to move things around in the building and began disassembling a brick landscaping wall. The homeowner awoke to what sounded like glass breaking, and when he looked outside, he saw the trespasser in the backyard. He immediately confronted the intruder, had him lie on the ground and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. Police found a pocketknife on the criminal, among other items. The criminal told police he was “trying to achieve his purpose.” When asked what his purpose was, the burglar said that he was determining if he still knew how to build a house. The intruder was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal trespass. (Rome News-Tribune, Rome, GA, 4/5/18) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1971
Taking inventory inside his garage early one morning, Nicholas Salis, of Nashua, N.H., heard someone try the doors leading to the service area. Salis reached for a .45 pistol, then hid while two men broke a window and entered. He yelled, “Freeze,” then held the two suspects for police. (Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH)

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