Soundly asleep in her bedroom, a 74-year-old woman awakened to the sounds of a burglar breaking her door open. Startled, the woman grabbed her recently purchased handgun and met the intruder at the top of the stairs, where she took aim and fired a single fatal shot. EMS arrived on scene to save the life of the homeowner, who had suffered a heart attack after the incident. (The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Mo., 11/30/18).
The Armed Citizen Extra A Cincinnati store owner fought back against an unauthorized withdrawal from her cash register one Thursday. A gunman entered the West Price Hill store, went behind the counter and demanded money, threatening to kill the proprietor multiple times while holding a gun to her face. While the assailant's firearm was loaded, it was later discovered that he had failed to chamber a round. The store owner, who holds a concealed-carry license, drew her .380 semi-automatic and hit the man three times, which proved fatal. (WLWT5, Cincinnati, Ohio, 02/07/19)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives March 1982 Connie Albritton had been robbed five times in one year, and had decided that she wasn't going to let it happen again. After a criminal robbed her at knifepoint inside the Tampa, Fla., bar where she worked, she followed the man into a parking lot, leveled a .25 automatic and held him for police. (The Tribune, Tampa, Fla.)