The Armed Citizen® Dec. 23, 2022

Law-Abiding Citizens Using Their Second Amendment Rights In Self-Defense

posted on December 23, 2022
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A Chicago, Ill., man defended himself when a group of alleged burglars attempted to rob him at gunpoint on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.

The man was sitting in his parked car shortly before 6 a.m. that morning, when a Kia rolled up and parked nearby. Three strangers got out of the vehicle and approached the man, with one armed with a gun. The individual with the gun pointed it at the man, as the trio demanded that he hand over his belongings. However, the man, who was a licensed concealed carry holder, instead drew his own pistol and opened fire on the would-be robbers.

One of his shots struck the driver of the getaway car in the temple, while another struck an accomplice in the shoulder. The trio quickly retreated back to their car and sped off, only to crash a short distance away, causing one of the three to break a leg. The two burglars who were struck by the armed citizen were taken to local hospitals in critical condition. According to police, the trio was one of two carloads of alleged robbers who had been on a spree of robberies earlier that morning, and the Kia in which they were driving was stolen. (, Chicago, Ill., 12/05/2022)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – Sept. 14, 1987

When two escapees from a county prison found their way to Hester Town, N.C., residents quickly called police to report the two men. But when no officers had arrived after an hour, two homeowners armed themselves with a .22-cal. rifle and proceeded to capture one of the fugitives. The other fled. The neighbors restrained their prisoner by sitting on his back until police finally came. Resident James Hester summed up the community's response by saying, "It looked like somebody was going to have to enforce the law because the law wasn't going to come." (The Observer, Charlotte, N.C.)



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