The Armed Citizen® January 29, 2013

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posted on January 29, 2013
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Jack and Linda Dillon were roused from their sleep at approximately 2:45 a.m. when they realized someone had just broken into their home. The intruder gained entry through an unlocked window. He allegedly entered the home with intent to steal electronics. Linda called 911 as Jack retrieved a firearm and confronted the 29-year-old intruder in their living room. Jack fired when the man lunged at him. The intruder's wound proved fatal. (The Morning Journal, Elyria, OH, 10/20/12)

The Armed Citizen Extra

One man was killed and another was at large Wednesday after a woman put her father's lesson in firearms to use during a burglary in southeast Oak Cliff. "I just hate that she didn't get both of them,' said Charles Brown, the homeowner. Dallas police say Brown's daughter was upstairs about 11:30 a.m. when the two men kicked down the front door of the family's home… The woman, alerted by a home alarm, fired several shots at the men, striking at least one of them as they charged up the stairs. Both men ran out of the front door, where one of them collapsed. The armed intruder was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. (The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 10/18/12)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

Rev. Ellis Parker, a retired minister, heard someone open a window and enter his Gainesville, Fla., home one morning. Armed with his cal. .38 pistol, he fired once when the door to his bedroom opened, wounding an intruder in the stomach. A second prowler leaped through a window and escaped into a nearby woods. (The Sentinel Star, Orlando, Florida)

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