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The Armed Citizen® August 27, 2018

The Armed Citizen® August 27, 2018

Criminals who are hell-bent on causing trouble typically don’t care if someone innocent gets dragged into the fray, but when a law-abiding citizen has a gun, it can help end a thug’s evil intent. A would-be thief at a Massachusetts grocery store used a large knife to hold a customer hostage while he robbed the store. A clerk had a personal firearm and shot the perpetrator three times, prompting him to drop the knife and try to flee. The wounded man was later taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. (WHDH, Worcester, MA, 5/29/18)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 70-year-old Army veteran and concealed-carry holder was outside his local animal clinic when a pit bull began to attack his service dog, a Weimeraner. The veteran held his dog back as two people tried to pull the pit bull away. When the dogs were separated, the man warned the pit bull’s handler twice that he would shoot the animal if it could not be restrained. The pit bull again broke free from its handlers and attacked the man’s dog. Fearing for his dog’s safety, the elderly man fired twice at the attacking pit bull, killing it. According to Florida law, the veteran was within his right to defend his dog’s life. (AJC, Fernandina Beach, FL, 7/18/18 (AJC, Fernandina Beach, FL, 7/18/18)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1967
Because of recent burglaries, Dennis Dunning was sleeping in the rear of his father’s Tacoma, Wash., sporting goods store. Awakened by the sound of breaking glass, he saw a man coming toward him with a crowbar. One blast from his shotgun dropped the intruder with mortal wounds. (Spokane Daily Chronicle, Tacoma, WA)

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