The Armed Citizen® Aug. 18, 2023

posted on August 18, 2023
The Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen® Today

An employee of a Hartford, Conn., business was forced to defend himself after being pistol-whipped by an alleged burglar on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

At 10:30 a.m., the employee was opening up the business when two suspects rushed into the store. One of the suspects struck the employee with a firearm, and the worked pulled a firearm and shot multiple rounds at the alleged burglars, striking one of them. The other suspect fled the scene.

The wounded suspect was taken to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition. "You gotta defend what's yours," a local resident told Eyewitness News 3. "You know, I would." (WFSB Eyewitness News 3; Hartford, Conn.; 6/13/23)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – October 1932

Rob Benosky, proprietor of a fruit stand near Toledo, Ohio, frustrated a holdup on Aug. 12 when he reached for his unloaded revolver as two men sought to rob him. The two holdup men fled to their machine and escaped. (Toledo, Ohio)


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