The Armed Citizen® May 7, 2018

posted on May 7, 2018
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An armed citizen in Maryland said he would have been content to “give [an intruder] a pass“ if only the troublemaker had stayed away from the bedroom. But when the suspect crashed through the bedroom door, the retired teacher said he had no choice. He fired, hitting the burglar twice. The resident had woken up around midnight to take some medicine when he heard noises and thought an animal was scuttling around outside. However, he then heard someone walking through the house. The homeowner holed up in his bedroom, but he had his gun at the ready. The evildoer fled through the basement and was caught later by police. (, Washington, D.C., 1/31/18) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
During a late-night argument among patrons at a sports and karaoke bar, one of the men retrieved a gun from his vehicle, opened fire in the parking lot, striking and injuring a patron. An armed bar employee shot and killed the armed aggressor. The wounded patron was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover. No arrests have been made. (The Seattle Times, Everett, WA, 1/13/18)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
May 1981
A trio of young thugs, after kidnapping a San Francisco woman, forced her to drive them to the San Rafael, Calif., jewelry store of Tony Spitaleri. When they dragged their hostage into his store and demanded cash, Spitaleri responded by drawing a gun. The surprised hoodlums then beat a nasty retreat. (The Independent-Journal, San Rafael, CA)


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