The Armed Citizen® April 3, 2017

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posted on April 3, 2017
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Would-be thieves picked the wrong victim when they targeted a gun store for a robbery in Mableton, Ga. The owner was minding the shop when two armed thugs burst through the doors in broad daylight and held the man at gunpoint. One of the robbers shouted at him, “Get down on the floor or I’ll kill you,” the merchant recalled, adding that they then shot at him. With the lives of himself, his employee and two customers in danger, the business owner pulled out a firearm and fatally shot one of the reprobates. He then fired at the second man, who fled the store. Authorities said the business owner lawfully acted in self-defense. (11alive.com, Atlanta, GA, 1/10/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Sometimes a guy just gets lucky when he is caught in the act of burglarizing a home. When the homeowners awoke to the sound of breaking glass, the male homeowner retrieved his handgun and went into the living room. He cocked his firearm upon entering the room, which prompted the trespasser to come out from behind the couch, asking the homeowner not to shoot. While the homeowner held the burglar at gunpoint face down on the floor, the wife called 9-1-1. Police later found an open folding knife belonging to the intruder and charged him with burglary in the first degree. He is also being held on a violation of a probation charge from an unrelated incident. (NorthEscambia.com, Escambia County, AL, 3/28/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1970
An intruder had forced open a window and had one leg inside Myron Klimaszewski’s apartment in Baltimore, Md., when Klimaszewski awoke about 4 a.m. He pointed a pistol at the man, ordered him to freeze, and called the police, forcing the man to stay in his position straddling the windowsill until officers arrived. (Evening Star, Baltimore, MD)

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