The Armed Citizen® June 16, 2011

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"Don't move!" a homeowner recalled telling a burglar after he heard a noise, grabbed his gun and found the unwanted visitor running through his home. The burglar did not comply, forcing the homeowner to fire a shot, wounding him. The burglar fell to the ground and the homeowner commenced holding him at gunpoint. To the homeowner's astonishment, the burglar handed him a cell phone and asked him to call 9-1-1. Unfortunately, when the homeowner unlocked the door for police, the burglar made a break for it. "He was moving," the homeowner said. "He hit the fence pretty hard. You could hear him." The suspect is still being sought by police. (KTRK-TV, Houston, TX, 03/26/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

Two men broke in to a power equipment store late one night and began ransacking the place. A store employee who was working late came upon the two men, one of which was holding a chain saw. The employee pulled out a gun and fired a shot, fatally wounding one man, and held the other at gunpoint until police arrived on the scene. (The Seattle Times, Georgetown, WA, 04/16/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archive

June 1978: The Rev. Frank Lewis of New Orleans, La., had gone upstairs to get some record books when two gun-toting intruders entered the house. They tied up his bookkeeper and took a safe from the bedroom into the hallway. Starting upstairs, one of the burglars encountered an armed Lewis, standing at the top. The minister fired twice and the hoodlums fled empty-handed. (The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La.)

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