The Armed Citizen® Feb. 22, 2016

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posted on February 22, 2016
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A Jefferson City, Mo., couple was in their home when a man—with an 8” knife in one hand and a knife sharpener in the other—entered their residence through an unlocked door. The intruder started yelling and charged at the husband, who fell to the floor when the burglar took a swipe at him. The homeowner’s wife heard the ruckus and fled the home to get help. The distraction she provided by running through the room to leave gave her husband time to take cover under an air hockey table. In a fit of fury, the home invader tried to stab the husband, thrusting his knife through the hockey table and breaking the blade. The homeowner scooted away and ran to his bedroom, locking the door behind him. As the madman tried to break through the bedroom door with the knife sharpener, the husband retrieved his handgun. When the intruder entered the bedroom, the resident aimed and held the bad guy at gunpoint until the police arrived. (News Tribune, Jefferson City, MO, 10/19/15)

The Armed Citizen Extra®
An armed Albuquerque, N.M., man confronted three men as they attempted to break into his vehicle. According to the police, gunfire was exchanged between the resident and the thieves before the culprits fled the scene. One of the car burglars was apparently struck by a bullet during the gunfight, as blood was found at the scene and one of the suspects was dropped off at a local hospital 15 minutes later with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The injured man is now in custody and police are looking for his two accomplices. (kob.com, Albuquerque, NM, 12/6/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1984
An armed robber pointed a pistol at Phillip Hackwith, an off-duty San Diego police officer, and demanded his wallet. Saying he kept his wallet in his sock, Hackwith bent over, drew his .38 Spl. service revolver and shot the man in the neck and shoulder. (The Tribune, San Diego, CA)

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