An armed citizen defended himself and his girlfriend when a road-rage incident turned into conflict in Manhattan, Kan., on the afternoon of March 31, 2021.
The incident occurred shortly after 5:00 p.m. that Wednesday when the young couple were involved in a traffic dispute. The other driver followed the couple's car into a town center parking lot and parked. The other driver then exited his vehicle and approached the couples car with a crowbar in hand.
The 21-year-old driver of the targeted car saw the other driver approach his vehicle in a threatening manner. The driver drew his pistol in response, and shot the aggressor as he continued to advance. The shots wounded the crowbar-wielding aggressor, who was later airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. (wibw.com, Topeka, Kan., 03/31/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives December 1991
After their son received several death threats, an Everett, Wash., couple arranged for an armed neighbor to be at their home when the boy arrived home from school. When the man—a suspect in several sexual assaults on children—broke into the home, the neighbor struggled with and shot him. The intruder fled, but was later apprehended by police. (The Herald, Everett, Wash.)