The Armed Citizen® Feb. 12, 2016

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posted on February 12, 2016
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A Hartford, Conn., man with a licensed handgun got the better of two home invasion suspects. The homeowner was returning to his house late one night. As he walked to the door, he was approached by two strangers, one of whom had a gun. The bad guys forced the man to open the door. After all three got inside, a struggle ensued, according to police Sgt. Reginald Early. During the scuffle, the homeowner grabbed his firearm from where it was stored and shot both suspects. One was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, and the other arrived at the medical facility on his own. Police said the resident won’t be charged as he was protecting himself and his family. (Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, 9/6/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
A Cleveland, Tenn., woman was home alone when a career criminal attempted to burglarize her home. Upon realizing that someone was trying to break through her front door, the resident armed herself with a .45 ACP-chambered handgun just in time to encounter the thief face-to-face. When local police arrived, they found the woman holding the culprit at gunpoint in her front yard. Authorities say the 35-year-old suspect has an extensive record that includes 40 previous arrests. (wrcbtv.com, Chattanooga, TN, 12/2/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
July 1980
A man and a woman entered a Blackwood, N.J., jewelry store and asked to see some gold rings. When owner Anthony Travia set a ring tray on the counter, the man pulled a handgun and demanded all the jewelry. Travia instead whipped out his own revolver and, in an exchange of gunfire, shot and killed the gunman. The female accomplice was held at bay until the police could arrive. (The Bulletin, Philadelphia, PA)

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