The Armed Citizen® January 22, 2013

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posted on January 22, 2013
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While at home with his wife and daughter, a homeowner prepared to go outside to investigate a sudden power outage. His wife asked him to carry his firearm with him as a precaution. As he opened the front door to step outside, three men charged him in an attempt to gain entry. The homeowner pushed his wife aside as he fell backward and fired at the intruders. His daughter, a student in her early 20s, hid in another room and called police. One of the three home invaders suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in serious condition. The remaining two suspects managed to escape. The homeowner and his family were not seriously injured. (Sun Sentinel, Miramar, FL, 10/2/12)

The Armed Citizen Extra

As he stared down the barrel of a would-be robber's gun Tuesday, the 70-year-old owner of Eddie's Market had one thought. "He said, 'Don't move. Don't move.' I thought, 'This is my house. Why am I not going to move? You don't move,'" recalled Edilberto Fontanez, who has run the corner store for four decades. So, when the armed assailant tried to jump the high counter, the shop-keeper grabbed his own handgun and fired two shots. The robber fled, but was apprehended a short time later-and police now are eying him as a suspect in a series of other armed robberies in the Hill neighborhood. (The New Haven Register, New Haven, CT, 9/27/12)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

A courageous girl of 17, Gail Baldwin, was aroused by a noise at a window of her Los Angeles, Calif., home in a burglar ridden neighborhood. Getting a 12-ga. shotgun from a closet, she fired a blast through the window. It hit a prowler in the head. Police held the man as a suspect in three previous burglary attempts just prior to the shooting. (Herald Examiner, Los Angeles, California)

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