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The Armed Citizen® July 13, 2018

The Armed Citizen® July 13, 2018

Father-daughter bonding time came to an abrupt end during an assault in Memphis, Tenn., but the would-be victim had a gun in his car and saved his child from further harm. The dad was carrying his infant out of a fast-food restaurant to his vehicle after lunch. Along the way, four men attacked him, despite the fact that he had the child in his arms. During the scuffle, the father dropped the baby. At one point, someone in the gang had the young father in a chokehold, according to reports to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. The dad reached into his car, retrieved a handgun and shot one of the culprits. The troublemakers fled in a car, driving to a nearby fire station to get help for the wounded party. The injured man was taken to a hospital for medical care, and all four aggressors have since been charged. (Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 5/15/18)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A father and daughter used teamwork to stop an intruder from further damage. The homeowner was working at home one evening when the intruder entered via the garage, grabbed a gas can, walked into the home and poured gasoline over the floor. A struggle ensued between the homeowner and the intruder, during which the homeowner was able to push the thug out of the house. Meanwhile, the homeowner’s daughter retrieved her father's handgun and gave it to him as she called police. When the assault resumed, the homeowner shot his aggressor, hitting him in the left arm and abdomen, causing him to fall to the ground, where he remained until police arrived. The trespasser was taken to a hospital where he was expected to be charged with burglary, simple assault and arson. (The Morning Call, North Manheim Township, PA, 6/17/18) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1971
Edward J. Hoin, 57, reached for his snub-nosed revolver when three youths entered the Palo Alto, Calif., liquor store where he worked, pulled a gun, and demanded cash. Firing once, Hoin wounded one of the robbers and held the others for police. (The San Jose News, San Jose, CA)

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