The Armed Citizen® July 5, 2019

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While driving at 3 a.m. around the Chicago Loop, a Volkswagen rear-ended a BMW. The BMW owner exited his vehicle to look at the damage on the back of his car and returned to the driver’s side to retrieve his cell phone. While his back was turned, the man didn’t see the other driver, armed with a gun, approach and push him into the BMW in an attempted carjacking. The carjacker demanded the keys, and a struggle ensued. The BMW driver retrieved his concealed firearm from the car’s interior and shot the would-be carjacker in the head. The wounded man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police were investigating. Investigators said they located both guns at the scene and could not find any known connection between either driver. (chicagotribune.com, Chicago, Ill. 4/26/19)

Armed Citizen Extra
A Lumberton man defended himself and his garage one Tuesday. After two suspects pulled a gun on the tenant while he worked in his backyard garage, the tenant drew his own firearm and shot one assailant in the upper leg. The wounded man was taken to a nearby hospital with a serious and potentially life-threatening injury. The other intruder fled, but was arrested and taken into custody the following morning. (WMBF NewsLumberton, N.C., 5/8/19)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1974
Shortly after midnight two armed men burst into Rita Barron's Miami, Fla., rooming house. After the intruders robbed several roomers, Mr. Barron's husband jumber one thief In the confusion, Mrs. Barron got to her pistol and fired five shots. Two hit one bandit, who fel dead. The other escaped. (The Miami News, Miami, Fla.)

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