The Armed Citizen® August 19, 2016

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posted on August 19, 2016
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An armed 24-year-old Nevada man was in the right place at the right time to help stop an armed robbery attempt at a shopping mall in Anchorage, Alaska. The armed citizen came across a security guard wrestling on the ground with an 18-year-old suspect, and when the guard yelled “Gun, gun, gun,” he jumped into action. Drawing his firearm, the man instructed the thief to drop his weapon and surrender, which he did. “I carry, not because I am looking for something to happen, but because something could happen,” the Nevada man later told reporters. (The Nevada Appeal, Carson City, NV, 1/24/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
October 1983

Newspaper carrier Farley Johnson had previously accommodated a local man by giving him extra copies of the newspaper, but one morning when he had none to spare and refused to part with one, the man assaulted him. The thug departed, but then returned to Johnson’s house with a rifle, and fired several rounds through the front door. Police came, but unable to locate the gunman, eventually left the Birmingham, Ala., neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, the assailant returned and shot at Johnson’s home some more, The young man returned fire with his father’s shotgun, critically injuring the attacker. (The News, Birmingham, AL)

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