The Armed Citizen®: February 13, 2015

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posted on February 13, 2015
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Dinah Burns was walking her dog on a path near an elementary school when two men approached her with a baseball bat. One of the men said, “You’re coming with us.” Burns asked what they wanted as she reached into her pocket. When the man with the baseball bat came toward her and raised the bat aggressively, Burns pulled out the firearm she carried. She pointed the gun at them and said, “I have this and I’m not afraid to use it.” Both assailants backed off immediately and fled the scene. Burns and her dog were left unharmed, and no shots were fired. “I’m very thankful that it turned out the way it did, and hope it doesn’t happen again, but I will be prepared,” Burns said. (The Daily Caller, Lancaster, OH, 8/30/14)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 29-year-old man from DeKalb County, Ga., was returning home during the evening hours when two armed men approached him, demanding cash. The homeowner then pulled his own gun, and a brief firefight ensued. During the exchange, one suspect was shot and killed at the scene, and the other suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim was shot during the exchange, but is expected to survive. The authorities found three handguns and a magazine in the street, and a vehicle they believe to be a getaway car was found parked on an adjacent street. Investigators are still looking for the robber who fled the scene. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA, 10/24/14)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
September 1982:
Joseph Dean of Winchester, Calif., and Wendell Knighton of McGill, Nev., were stopped at a rest area near Jackpot, Nev., when they say a man shoot a sheriff’s deputy. As the criminal advanced on his car, Dean grabbed a pistol, rolled under the vehicle and exchanged shots with him. Knighton, sitting in his own car, opened up too. In the fusillade, the criminal was killed with no injury to the bystanders. Meanwhile, Knighton’s wife and sister-in-law gave first aid to the fallen deputy, probably saving his life. (The Daily Free Press, Elko, NV)

 

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