A 28-year-old woman in Turtle Creek, Penn., was forced to defend herself after being repeatedly assaulted by her boyfriend early on the morning of Sept. 26, 2020.
The incident began around 2:00 a.m. that Saturday when a physical dispute broke out between the woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend. The dispute broke out because the boyfriend refused to leave her residence. For the next three hours, the woman was repeatedly assaulted and held against her will by her boyfriend. During that time, the boyfriend threatened to kill the woman.
He then began searching the residence for the woman's legally possessed firearm. The woman retrieved the firearm before the boyfriend could find it. When he attempted to attack her again, the woman shot him several times. She then fled her residence and reported the incident to authorities around 5:15 a.m. The boyfriend was found dead at the scene by police. (triblive.com, Greensburg, Penn., 9/26/2020)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives May 1972 Mrs. Velma Priddle was alone in her home in Palo Alto, Calif., one morning when she heard a car drive up outside. A man with a screwdriver then approached her screen door. When Mrs. Priddle asked him what he wanted, he raised the screwdriver as if to strike her. She reached for a .22-cal. rifle and wounded the man. Police later said the man had a long record of burglary arrests. (The Palo Alto Times, Palo Alto, Calif.)