The Armed Citizen® February 3, 2017

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posted on February 3, 2017
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An Idaho teen woke up after hearing a sharp banging noise early one morning. He went to investigate, and he saw his father coming into the kitchen and asked about the noise. The older man had pulled into the driveway a minute earlier and noticed that the garage door was partially open, so he went outside to check and saw a stranger crawling out of a window to a spare bedroom. When the intruder noticed he had been seen, he withdrew back into the spare room. The father and son walked through the house toward the room, with the boy grabbing a shotgun from the gun cabinet for protection. Seconds later, the burglar opened fire on the pair, who took cover. In a pause after the shots, the boy stepped forward and fired once into the intruder’s abdomen. The bad guy was taken to a hospital; both father and son were unharmed. (Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID, 11/1/16) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 21-year-old Michigan man is in jail facing felonious domestic assault charges after a dispute in which he attacked a 20-year-old woman and an elderly man. The couple managed to lock themselves in a bedroom but it did not deter the assailant, who kicked down the door and continued the assault. The 66-year-old male victim was able to retrieve a handgun and fire at the attacker, hitting him in the shoulder. The wounded attacker was later treated at a hospital and subsequently jailed. (The Grand Rapids Press, Wyoming, MI, 12/31/16) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1970
Hearing prowlers in her backyard, Georgia A. Edwards of San Antonio, Texas, hid in a closet with a pistol. When two men broke into the house and turned on the bedroom light, she shot one man in the jaw. Both fled. The wounded man was later apprehended. (Light, San Antonio, TX)

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