The Armed Citizen® December 12, 2016

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posted on December 12, 2016
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Sounds of a break-in woke up a woman at her residence in Gwinnett County, Ga., one night. The woman retrieved her handgun and went to check out the disturbance. She saw at least three men coming in through her front door. “At that point she began firing rounds from her handgun and struck at least one suspect in the torso killing him,” explained Cpl. Deon Washington, a public information officer for the Gwinnett County Police Department. Another foe fired back at the woman before he and his accomplice fled the scene. No charges were filed against the armed citizen. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 9/17/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
One Sunday evening, an older gentleman was in his home when two men entered, both wearing masks and brandishing hunting-type knives. The men proceeded to rob him, but the resident had a rifle and shot them both, killing one and wounding the other. The homeowner was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. (The Saginaw News, Tawas City, MI, 11/15/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
December 1970
Frank Messineo of Downey, Calif., ignored his doorbell when it rang at 3 a.m. But a few minutes later, he heard someone entering his apartment through a side window. Messineo took a .25 automatic and captured the burglar. (Daily Signal, Huntington, CA)

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