The Armed Citizen® April 29, 2016

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posted on April 29, 2016
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Gut feelings paid off for a 65-year-old New Hampshire woman who ended up shooting a man who tried to mug her. The unidentified grandmother said that she got a “funny feeling” when she pulled out of a gas station parking lot after a late night at work and noticed a dark sedan following her. As she walked from her car to her apartment, she said she saw a man getting out of that same car. With that, she reached into her purse and got her hand around her legally owned handgun. The suspected mugger accosted her, and when he went to grab her, she pulled out her gun and shot him. He was taken to a hospital and treated for the wound. The police are investigating the case. (New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, NH, 1/5/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Eight Lansing, Mich., teens were taken into custody, several of them wounded, after their robbery attempt was foiled by an armed resident. The group attempted to break into a home, leading to an exchange of gunfire with the homeowner. Three of the culprits were struck by the resident’s defensive fire, one receiving a wound to the leg that hit a major artery. Emergency room physicians later credited a Lansing police officer with saving the teen’s life by applying a tourniquet. It required an hours-long manhunt in the area, which closed down three local schools, for police to capture all eight males involved in the botched burglary. No injuries to the armed citizen were reported. (Lansing State Journal, Lansing, MI, 11/7/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1971

On learning that two suspicious men were prowling around a neighbor’s home, Elgin Lester of Roseburg, Ore., grabbed a pistol and went to investigate. He knew the neighbor was out of town at the time, yet there was a light burning in one window. Hiding outside, Lester waiting until one of the prowlers came out. When Lester yelled, “Halt!” the man fled. Both suspects were soon apprehended by police. (The News-Review, Roseburg, OR)

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