The Armed Citizen® April 15, 2019

posted on April 15, 2019
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Out in Boyds Mills, Pa., a man in his 90s awoke to the sound of someone banging loudly on the rear entrance of his home. The elderly homeowner approached the door with his gun to investigate the situation. Outside, there was an unknown man who was demanding to be let inside for a cigarette. The homeowner refused to provide entry and told the man to leave the premises. Undeterred, the trespasser stated that he was coming inside anyway and pulled a weapon from his pocket. Fearing for his life, the armed citizen raised and fired his gun—hitting the trespasser in the leg—before retreating to his bedroom and calling 911. Police arrived and transported the wounded trespasser to the hospital before filing charges against him. (The Wayne Independent, Boyds Mills, Pa., 1/15/19)

Armed Citizen Extra
An attempted home robbery went badly for the robbers one Wednesday afternoon in Chattanooga, Tenn. After a relative of the homeowner let some burglars in through the front door, before demanding money himself, the intended victim sprang quickly into action. Seizing a nearby pistol, the homeowner commenced firing at the intruders, hitting and fatally wounding one. A brief physical altercation with his relative, who ultimately fled, ended the affair. (Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tenn., 3/27/2019)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1971
When Virgil Oliver heard someone break a window in his grocery store in Morehouse, Mo., he grabbed a gun and went to investigate. He caught a man going through the cash drawer and detained him for police. (Sikeston, Mo., The Daily Standard)


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