The Armed Citizen® January 30, 2017

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posted on January 30, 2017
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Getting physically removed from a store after causing trouble there apparently bruised a malcontent’s ego enough that he sought revenge. After a clerk forcibly escorted an unruly customer from a Sherman, Texas, grocery store, the man threatened to return later. He came back as promised, accosting the clerk as he made his way to a car after locking up the store. When the troublemaker pulled something out of his waistband, the clerk ran toward an alley, drawing his handgun as a precaution. The suspect, now with a machete in hand, pursued the store worker, who fired in self-defense then went back into the store to call the police. The wounded perpetrator ran off, but he was caught a few minutes later after a nearby resident called for an ambulance because a man had collapsed and needed medical aid. (HeraldDemocrat.com, Sherman, TX, 11/17/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Two armed men approached a man returning home from work late one evening. As they pressed a gun into the back of his neck and forced him into his home, they told him they were paid to kill him. When one of the thugs backed away to close the door, the homeowner, a licensed gun owner, withdrew his handgun from his front pocket and shot him. There was an immediate struggle between all three men, and subsequently two more shots were fired, hitting the second perpetrator. The homeowner’s wife and child, who had been in the kitchen, ran upstairs and called 9-1-1. One intruder ran out the back door before police arrived but was later discovered at a hospital. The other man was still lying on the floor when police arrived. Both men eventually pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit home invasion and face at least a decade in prison. The homeowner was found to have been defending himself and his family and was not charged. (Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, 7/27/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
January 1965
Statesville, N.C., service station owner, Larry O. Shives, was accosted by a man at closing time who ordered Shives to turn over all his money or he would be shot by a man across the street who was covering him with a shotgun. Instead of complying, Shives pulled a pistol from his pocket and held the man in custody while his wife called the police. (Statesville Record, Statesville, NC)

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