The Armed Citizen® April 4, 2016

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posted on April 4, 2016
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Karen Duncan is a petite woman, but a firearm allowed her to save her neighbor’s life even though a much larger assailant was attacking him with a knife. One day in December, Duncan heard a neighbor’s distressed cry of, “Help, he is trying to kill me. Help me! Help me!” She grabbed her purse, with her legally owned handgun inside, and went to investigate. She first tried using words to persuade the assailant to stop. When that didn’t work, she pulled out her gun and told him she was ready to shoot. At that, the attacker tossed down his knife. Duncan wasn’t the only armed citizen who came to help. Ron Childress, a neighbor and former law enforcement officer, also heard the cries for help. After he arrived to back up Duncan, Childress told the suspect to spread his arms and legs and to not move. Duncan called 911 while Childress held the assailant at bay. (Fox5 News, Atlanta, GA, 12/8/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Three teenagers attempted to rob a Philadelphia, Pa., man outside his home, but all they got for their efforts was a trip to the hospital. Upon being confronted by the trio of assailants, the 34-year-old victim pulled his firearm and shot two of his attackers. The victim then ran inside and called 911 while the suspects fled the scene and were eventually taken to a nearby hospital. One robber suffered wounds to his chest and arm, a second was struck in the hand. All three now face multiple criminal charges stemming from the incident. (Northeast Times, Philadelphia, PA, 11/18/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1981
Ben Grisar was leaving his Brooklyn, N.Y. ice cream store when he was set upon by five muggers. Although severely beaten, he managed to pull his licensed .38 Spl.-chambered revolver and open fire, wounding one and sending the rest fleeing. (New York Post, New York, NY)

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