The Armed Citizen® October 14, 2019

posted on October 14, 2019
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Florida homeowner used an AR-15-platform rifle to protect himself from four alleged home invaders who reportedly broke into his house intending to rob him. An hour before the invasion, one of the men apparently knocked on the door and attempted to lure the homeowner outside by claiming to need help with his vehicle. The owner refused, explaining that he was disabled. The man returned later with three others and broke into the home, entering both at the front and rear of the residence. Awakened by the noise, the homeowner grabbed his AR-15 rifle that he kept near his bed for protection. Two robbers fired at the homeowner. One, wearing a “Jason” mask and gloves on both hands, used a semi-automatic pistol, while the other was a 22-year-old armed with a shotgun. In the ensuing exchange of gunfire, one robber was killed at the scene. The other died from his injuries in a hospital. The homeowner was wounded during the invasion and  subsequently hospitalized, but was reported to be in stable condition. Police tracked the alleged accomplices to a nearby wooded area using a sheriff’s K-9 unit, and they were arrested and charged with multiple offenses. The homeowner told police he thought he recognized one of the alleged assailants from a prior online sales transaction. (, Summerfield, Fla., 7/11/19)

Armed Citizen Extra
An Omaha man used his modern sporting rifle to thwart a home invasion one August night. Around 10 p.m. the homeowner, who had some friends visiting, heard persistent knocking at his door. When he looked through his peephole to investigate, he saw an unknown man outside, with another man behind him in a mask. Quickly locking the door, he retrieved his rifle and returned to the door just in time to watch it splinter open. As soon as the home invader saw the rifle however, he bolted, ending the incident. (, Omaha, Neb., 8/12/19)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
October 1962
When Mrs. Arletta Norton, wife of the operator of the Valley Drive-In in Mt. Vernon, Ky., returned to the restaurant one night after closing, she found 2 youths inside frying hamburgers and helping themselves to candy, cigarettes, chewing gum and other stock items. When police answered Mrs. Norton's call, they found her, armed with a .38 revolver, firmly in command. (Lexington Leader)


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