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The Armed Citizen® June 15, 2018

The Armed Citizen® June 15, 2018

Women have been buying an increasing number of firearms in recent years, and that trend is starting to make itself felt against those who try to commit criminal acts. In Arizona, for example, a shopper was getting ready to get into her car and drive home. While she was attempting to close the door of her vehicle, a man armed with a hatchet approached her vehicle, demanded that she hand over her keys and get out of the car. The woman drew a sidearm and told the man to back off. Instead, the assailant raised the hatchet. The shopper proceeded to shoot him, holding him at gunpoint until the police and medics arrived. The suspect was hospitalized, and charges were to be filed later. (Tucson News, Tucson, AZ, 4/6/18)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
No charges will be filed against a motorcyclist who killed a knife-wielding man at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash. When the crash occurred around 4 p.m. one afternoon, one of the drivers involved in the incident left his vehicle and grabbed a woman who had also gotten out of her vehicle. The man pinned the woman against a car and assaulted her. He then went to another vehicle and stabbed the window, frightening the driver. A nearby motorcyclist spotted the scene and intervened. With a license to carry, the motorcyclist ordered the assailant to stop. Instead, the criminal raised his knife and charged at the armed citizen, who fired in return. The aggressor later died at a local hospital, and the motorcyclist was not charged. (Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 6/1/18)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1960
Frank Guido was in the back of his Bronx liquor store when two bandits brandishing guns herded his clerk to the rear. Guido picked up his cal. .38 revolver from a shelf, tucked it in the belt under his sweater, and awaited the gunmen. “These bums told the clerk and me to lie on the floor,” said Guido. “Then one of them said, ‘Get up and open the register!’” Guido got up, pulled his gun, and started firing. He hit both thieves in the head. (New York Daily News, New York City, NY)

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