The Armed Citizen® Dec. 18, 2015

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posted on December 18, 2015
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Two guns didn’t help a bad guy get the better of an armed citizen in Cincinnati. A 62-year-old man was arguing with a woman. After her brother intervened to make sure everything was OK, the assailant drew a .38 Spl.-chambered handgun and fired three shots at the woman’s brother. The brother, who had a right-to-carry permit, pulled out his own gun and shot the man in his leg. The attacker retreated, but he returned with a gun in each hand and shot at the woman, her 1-year-old son and another man. The woman’s brother again came to the aid, firing multiple times to give the victims time to flee. The assailant was apprehended after he sought medical treatment. (WXIX, Cincinnati, OH, 7/27/15)

The Armed Citizen Extra®
According to local police, an armed 78-year-old Bremerton, Wash., man successfully used a firearm to chase a burglar from his property. The resident and his wife were sleeping in a second-story bedroom when their security alarm went off. Grabbing a handgun, the homeowner confronted the thief, causing him to flee into the garage. The resident followed the suspect into the garage, ordering him to surrender. Instead, the criminal got into the tenant’s car and started driving away, prompting the elderly man to fire his gun several times at the vehicle. The burglar was able to escape the scene, but the authorities were able to quickly locate him by tracking a phone stolen from the home. Upon confronting the thief, he led the authorities on a short chase in the victim’s car before bailing out and continuing to evade arrest on foot. No injuries were reported in the incident. (komonews.com, Seattle, WA, 8/5/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1976
A man walked into the Indianapolis, Ind., gas station operated by Benjamin and Susan Tackett, stuck a knife against Mr. Tackett’s back and told him to walk toward the cashier’s booth where Mrs. Tackett was seated. As the men approached the booth, Mr. Tackett broke away and yelled to his wife to call the police and “get the gun.” Mrs. Tackett drew a revolver and fired once, killing her husband’s assailant. (The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN)

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