The Armed Citizen® August 11, 2017

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posted on August 11, 2017
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When a Pennsylvania man heard his front door being kicked in early one June morning, followed by his wife’s screams, he grabbed his handgun and went to investigate. Downstairs, he saw a stranger, armed with a piece of wood. As the intruder lunged toward the armed homeowner with the wood raised in a threatening manner, the resident fired and the intruder collapsed. The homeowner’s wife then called 9-1-1. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He faces charges of burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief. (pennlive.com, Harrisburg, PA, 6/4/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A group of would-be burglars broke into a house of a Marine Corps veteran, threatening to harm him if he reported the crime. Unintimidated, the veteran immediately reported the break-in, and as promised, the thugs returned with a shotgun and fired several shots into the house. The homeowner retrieved his own firearm, but not before getting hit in the shoulder. Undeterred, the brave veteran returned fire, wounding all three intruders. Police arrested one of them at the house and caught the other two at a nearby store. The homeowner was taken to a hospital for treatment and, according to the sheriff captain, was deemed to have acted in “a clear-cut case of self-defense.” The trio was set to be booked into jail after being released from the hospital. (The Press-Register, Mobile, AL, 6/22/17) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1960
In Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Thelma D. Lee, a mother of five small children, awoke to see an intruder at her bedside. Mrs. Lee, whose husband must work at night, eased a cal. .22 revolver from under her pillow and fired. The intruder fled to another room and Mrs. Lee fired at him again. Police found his body face down nearby. (AP, Columbus, GA)

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