The Armed Citizen® February 17, 2017

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posted on February 17, 2017
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Crime doesn’t pay in Chile—especially when the victim is an American ex-pat who keeps a gun under her pillow. A 61-year-old yoga instructor was alone in her Batuco, Chile, home when four men broke into her residence. Two of the assailants entered her bedroom, hit her on the head with a gun and prepared to tie her up. But the Texas native, a legal concealed-carry holder in Chile, put up a struggle and grabbed her gun, fatally shooting both men who had tried to bind her. Their two accomplices fled before she could exit the bedroom and shoot them. The local prosecutor said the woman will not face any charges because she acted in self-defense. The nature of the attack was such that the authorities were concerned that the woman might be in further danger, so they arranged security for her temporarily. (The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 11/25/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A trespasser, with a criminal history that included armed robbery and carjacking, followed a homeowner and his family into their house after they returned home from a trip. After the intruder entered a bedroom and armed himself with a bat, the homeowner, acting in self-defense, shot and killed him. Authorities said the homeowner likely will not face charges. (The Ledger, Sarasota, FL, 1/10/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1972
Kim White, 14, of San Antonio, Texas, was lying in bed listening to her radio one night when a man pulled the screen loose on her window and started to crawl through. The young girl got a .30-30 rifle and fired one shot into a wall. The intruder fled. (The San Antonio Light, San Antonio, TX)

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