Children should never be put into a position where they have to choose between their parents, but one California teen found himself in that unenviable spot and shot his father to protect his mother. The man—who had a high level of alcohol in his blood, according to post-mortem tests—had gotten into an argument with his wife and started violently choking her. Fearing that his father was going to kill his mother, the boy shot the man. The investigation is continuing, but detectives initially classified it as a defensive shooting. (fresnobee.com, Fresno, Calif., 10/13/18)
The Armed CitizenExtra A matriarch defended her family from a gunman on her Elyria, Ohio, property. After the 51-year old trespasser pointed a gun at her, her husband and her grandson, the armed woman sprang into action, firing two shots at the intruder. As soon as the shots were fired, the gunman turned tail and ran, and was later found by police cowering in some nearby bushes. The man was charged with aggravated robbery, having weapons under disability, and using weapons while intoxicated. (The Chronicle, Elyria, Ohio, 11/27/2018)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives January 1936 Los Angeles, Feb. 4—Defying gun fire threats of two robbers about to burglarize an Inglewood theater safe early today, J. H. Golf, 24, private patrolman, emptied his gun at them, killing one and possibly wounding the other—Glendale (Calif.) News Press.