The Armed Citizen® January 23, 2017

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posted on January 23, 2017
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The road can be a dangerous place for anyone—even a carjacker, if he picks a victim who is armed. A woman driving through a Cleveland suburb was cut off in traffic by an SUV. A man exited that vehicle—gun drawn—and approached her car. Fortunately, the woman’s 23-year-old son, who is a concealed-carry permit holder, was with her. The young man pulled his firearm in defense and the bad guy fled to his SUV and drove off. Officers later arrested the suspected carjacker. (Sun Messenger, Cleveland, OH, 11/10/16) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A couple was at home one evening when three men broke in. One intruder pointed a gun at the husband and told him to lie on the ground while he checked his pocket for a wallet. While that was happening, the wife was able to run to her room and retrieve a gun. She returned to the scene where the intruders were standing over her husband. She told them to freeze, but they did not comply and headed for the door. She ordered them to freeze again, but one of the men turned toward her. Feeling threatened, she fired her pistol, hitting the man in the shoulder. A fight ensued between the intruder and the husband, and during the struggle for the intruder’s gun, which deputies said was stolen, two rounds were fired. The husband and a neighbor who had heard the commotion were able to hold down the criminal until deputies arrived. The man was charged with home invasion robbery with a deadly weapon. (Tampa Bay Times, Port Richey, FL, 9/1/16) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
January 1983
A masked man strode into a Detroit tavern and announced a holdup by firing a gunshot into the ceiling. He then shot owner Harold Gibson in the leg. Gibson’s wife Florence drew a handgun from behind the bar and returned fire. The wounded bandit fled and was found dead in a nearby alley. (The Free Press, Detroit, MI)

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