The Armed Citizen® July 5, 2016

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posted on July 5, 2016
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Shots rang out in a suburb of Pittsburgh when a homeowner protected his property from four juveniles who were breaking into the home. The boys were trying to enter the home through a window that housed an air conditioner. The armed citizen grabbed his .380 ACP handgun and confronted the intruders. He fired multiple shots, wounding two of the teens. All four of the suspects fled. One of the wounded was found on a nearby bridge; the second was found at a relative’s house. The two uninjured accomplices were also caught. All have been charged and placed in a juvenile detention facility. Officials said the homeowner was within his rights to defend his home. (Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, PA, 3/23/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Two Oklahoma City, Okla., men attempted to break into a second-floor apartment with deadly consequences. When two men he didn’t recognize knocked on his door, the apartment’s resident chose not to answer it. Thinking the occupant was out, the two burglars then started kicking the front door down. When they finally got through the door, the resident was ready for them; having retrieved his gun from a back room, the armed citizen fired on the duo. One of the intruders was struck and would die at the scene, the other fled and is still being sought by the authorities. (okcfox.com, Oklahoma City, OK, 1/25/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
August 1973
A man walked into Don Lannoye’s Seattle, Wash., 7-11 store, flashed a gun and yelled, “I want your money!” Lannoye, who has been held up five times, instead pulled out a revolver and shot the robber in the chest. Police took the wounded suspect to a nearby hospital. (The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA)

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