The Armed Citizen® April 10, 2017

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posted on April 10, 2017
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Attackers come in all forms, both human and animal. A 17-year-old boy in Lignum, Va., was at home looking after his nieces and nephews when he heard noises outside that alarmed him. Concerned for the safety of the children in his care, the boy grabbed his rifle and went to investigate. He saw what turned out to be a 545-pound feral boar tearing up the front yard. The boar saw the boy and charged at him. The boy fired in response. “When he came up to me the way he did, I had no choice but to shoot him,” the teen told local media. (Richmond.com, Richmond, VA, 1/27/17) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Two criminals chose the wrong victim when they pulled up to a car of a Vietnam veteran, who dropping off a friend. The delinquents feigned being lost and asked for directions. After they had the attention of their intended victims, they displayed a firearm in an attempt to rob them. Fearing for his life and the life of his friend, the veteran responded by opening fire with his own concealed firearm, killing one of the criminals and injuring the other. Both felons were wanted for other violent crimes. The injured criminal will be charged for the death of his accomplice and the veteran will not face charges. (KSDK.com, St. Louis, MO, 2/4/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1959
A burglar entering a Martins Ferry, Ohio, drive-in found George Connors, the night watchman, asleep on a cot and began beating him on the head with a tire iron. Though severely slashed, Connors grappled with his assailant and managed to draw his cal. .38 revolver. He fired two shots, killing the burglar instantly. (Signal, Zanesville, OH)

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