The Armed Citizen® Jan. 15, 2016

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posted on January 15, 2016
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A church employee with a right-to-carry permit used his gun to scare off an attacker near the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Boulder, Colo. A female parishioner was in the parking lot when her estranged husband confronted her with a knife and threatened to slit her throat. A church employee, who was walking to his car at the time, witnessed the assault. He pulled out his handgun and told the man to leave the woman alone. The estranged husband fled but was later captured by police and faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and felony menacing. The woman was taken to a hospital and treated for an abdominal stab wound. No charges will be brought against the armed citizen. (The Denver Post, Denver, CO, 8/2/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A group of men tried to rob an Edgewood, Md., home, but not all of them would survive the failed attempt. The group of men forced its way into the building and was confronted by the armed resident. Shots were fired, resulting in one of the culprits, a 34-year-old Aberdeen man, being fatally wounded to the torso. According to the authorities, the rest of the would-be thieves fled the scene after encountering armed resistance. (baltimore.cbslocal.com, Baltimore, MD, 9/21/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
March 1976
Three hours after a Seattle, WA, druggist was murdered in a robbery, a man entered Richard Isaksen’s Seattle pharmacy and began reading magazines until all the other customers left the store. Isaksen became suspicious and drew a pistol just as the man whirled around and pointed a gun at him. Seeing the pharmacist was armed, the would-be robber dropped to the floor, fired several wild shots and then crawled out the door. (The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA)

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