The Armed Citizen® Feb. 26, 2016

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posted on February 26, 2016
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Just weeks after a Detroit resident was approved for concealed carry, the man protected himself during an attempted mugging. Three teens, at least one with a gun, approached him and demanded his money. The victim handed over $220. While the teens were momentarily distracted by counting the money, the victim drew his own gun and fired. One teen was shot in the leg; another was shot in the chest; the third ran away. The two injured suspects fled on foot while the victim called 911. The injured pair showed up at Sinai Grace Hospital, claiming that they were held up and shot while they were walking down the street. The case has been handed over to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. No charges will be brought against the armed citizen. (Fox2 Detroit, Detroit, MI, 10/19/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A New Orleans car thief bit off more than he could chew when, after being confronted by the owner of the vehicle he was attempted to burglarize, the criminal decided to attack the man with a large stick. The resident then ran back into his house, where the thug followed him. Once inside, the victim was able to secure his gun and shoot the intruder twice, incapacitating him. The suspect is in stable condition at a local hospital. No injuries to the armed citizen were reported. (WVUE, New Orleans, LA, 12/6/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
May 1972
Robert Lee Russell, a Wilmington, N.C., taxi driver, handed over his cash when one of three passengers held a box-cutting knife to his throat and demanded money. Then he drew a .38 Spl. revolver from under his seat and killed the armed bandit. When one of the man’s accomplices grabbed for the revolver, Russell also wounded the accomplice. (The Daily News, Jacksonville, NC)

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