The Armed Citizen® Dec. 11, 2015

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posted on December 11, 2015
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When the sound of breaking glass woke up a Tuscaloosa, Ala., apartment dweller early one morning, the resident grabbed his handgun and went to investigate. He found two men clad in bandannas and hoodies inside his second-story apartment. The armed citizen fired at one of the intruders. The wounded assailant ran across the parking lot, then he collapsed and died. His cohort, meanwhile, jumped from the victim’s balcony. The culprit sustained several broken bones when he landed on the ground, but he still got away. The police later captured him about a quarter mile from the scene. He has been charged with burglary and murder because his accomplice died during the commission of a felony. The resident will not be charged because of the state’s “stand your ground” law, officials said. (The Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, AL, 6/30/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra 
A 72-year-old man was tied up inside his home by two women, but with the help of his gun, he was able to turn the tables on his captors. The Gold Beach, Ore. resident was at home when the two burglars entered his home, bound him to a chair and stole his cash and credit cards. At this point one of the criminals left the scene in the victim’s car while the other stayed behind to guard him. Eventually able to free himself, the elderly man grabbed his handgun and pointed at the remaining woman, who fled the scene on foot. The felon who escaped in the man’s vehicle was picked up by the authorities a short time later, but her accomplice is still being sought. (kptv.com, Portland, OR, 9/22/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
December 1982
Linda Curtis was walking home from work when a man over-powered her and dragged her into a construction site off an Evanston, Ill. street. As he began to assault her, Curtis, a police officer, pulled her service revolver from her purse, shot and killed him. (The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL)

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