The Armed Citizen® August 17, 2018

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posted on August 17, 2018
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On Father’s Day, a day when men spend quality time with their families, a pastor was required to defend his loved ones—and others—with a gun. The father acted after a man was wreaking havoc in the area. The armed citizen was in line at a Wal-Mart near Olympia, Wash., when he heard gunshots coming from outside. He said he recognized the sound as gunshots because he had gone through active-shooter training and carries concealed. The troublemaker was attempting to carjack a vehicle and had shot the driver twice. That was when the pastor started to close in on the suspect. Once he was within range, he fired. After the gunman fell out of the car, the pastor made sure he was no longer a threat and started administering first aid. “I carry a firearm for the same reason that I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them, but always being prepared, nonetheless,” the armed citizen said. That Sunday, he used both. (nwnewsnetwork.org, Olympia, WA, 6/20/18)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
One afternoon, a man was outside his motel room when another man approached him and started up a conversation. Eventually, the second man pushed the motel guest into his room, grabbed him by the neck and began striking the back of his head. The intruder attempted to grab the man’s luggage but was stopped when the victim retrieved his handgun and pointed it at his attacker, holding him until police arrived. Police arrested the assailant on multiple charges including aggravated burglary. (The Daily Times, Farmington, NM, 7/10/18) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1960
After burglars looted his Ford, Wash., store the ninth time, 83-year-old A.L. Davis slept in the place armed with a cal. 38 revolver. Recently, when Davis heard sounds of a break in, he hurried to the front and critically wounded a youthful burglar with one shot. Inside the walk-in beer cooler, Davis caught two others, one of whom had just been released after serving a sentence for burglarizing the same store. (Spokane Daily Chronicle, Ford, WA)

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