The Armed Citizen® January 16, 2017

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posted on January 16, 2017
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Keepings guns bedside paid off for an Akron, Ohio, couple. The husband and wife were awakened by noise one morning, but they figured it was just the sound of another family member returning home. A little while later, however, a stranger entered their bedroom. Both residents reached for their guns and held the intruder at gunpoint. When the police arrived and searched the home, they found the man’s jacket—with a loaded handgun in the pocket—on the couch in the living room. The man faces multiple charges. (WKYC, Akron, OH, 10/17/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Early one Saturday morning, a teenager was home alone when he heard someone trying to break into the house. The would-be robber allegedly pried open a back door and, armed with a knife, entered the residence. But the boy,  who had armed himself with a shotgun, confronted the intruder and ordered him twice to drop the knife. The suspect eventually complied and fled the scene. (The Sentinel Echo, London, KY, 9/7/16) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
January 1962
Before dawn, a holdup man in a stolen car pulled into the Linden, N.J., gas station where Robert Haut is employed, came up to Haut and announced a stickup, stabbed Haut in the cheek, and snatched a wallet. Haut pulled out his gun and shot his attacker twice in the abdomen, wounding him critically. (N.Y. Mirror, Linden, NJ)

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