The Armed Citizen® Feb. 1, 2016

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posted on February 1, 2016
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Two Nashville, Tenn., football fans were bidding each other farewell outside the home where they had just watched the Titans game on TV. As they were talking, a Jeep Cherokee pulled up the front of the house. One man got out of the Jeep, pointed a gun at the victims and demanded their valuables. An accomplice collected the goods and drove off in the Jeep. The gunman, meanwhile, had grabbed the car keys from one of the victims and was getting into that car to flee. One of the victims then pulled his own gun and told the robber to stop. The bad guy opened fire, but the victim got off a fatal shot in self-defense. Police are still looking for the man who drove off in the Jeep and any other passengers. (The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, 8/24/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Extra
According to local police, a Toledo, Ohio, man used a concealed handgun to defend himself against an armed robber. Returning home from work early one morning, the 21-year-old was approached in his front yard by a man brandishing a handgun. The victim, who has a concealed-carry permit, produced his own firearm and fired at the thief several times. The robber then fled the scene, and the armed citizen dialed 911. “We have no reason to believe that (the victim) did not fire in self-defense, so no charges have been filed as of yet,” said Toledo Police Lt. Joe Heffernan. (cleveland.com, Cleveland, OH, 10/20/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
September 1939
A Los Angeles liquor dealer, whose store had already been the scene of two holdups and a double slaying, was waiting with a shotgun when a robber entered not long ago. The masked man, a .45 pistol in his hand, began looting the cash register. Proprietor Rex Sutton’s shotgun roared. The robber was fatally wounded in the head. Said to resemble the thief who had once before held up Sutton’s store, he may also have been the one who, several months before, shot and killed a clerk and a customer during another raid on the same place. (Glendale News-Press, Glendale, CA)

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