The Armed Citizen® June 26, 2017

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posted on June 26, 2017
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Burglars might not be the brightest people in the world, but one in Alabama was smart enough to recognize the sound of a gun being cocked, after which he knew enough to give up and let the homeowner hold him at gunpoint until the police arrived. The family had been sleeping when the sound of breaking glass woke up the parents. While the mother called 9-1-1, the father grabbed a handgun and went into the living room, where he saw someone hiding behind the sofa. The armed citizen cocked his gun, and the intruder raised his hands and asked the man not to shoot. (al.com, Montgomery, AL, 3/28/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Late one Friday night, a couple was at home when a trespasser tried to enter their home through a broken window. The husband shot the intruder in the arm, while the wife called the police. When police arrived, they searched and found the burglar and an accomplice. Both were arrested on multiple accounts related the the home invasion. (The Union, Downieville, CA, 4/23/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1961
When Rufus Freeman caught two safecrackers in his store near Minter City, Miss., and one turned on him with a shotgun, Freeman killed him with his own shotgun. The pistol-armed accomplice ran through the store firing at Freeman, and the storekeeper felled him with one more blast. (Memphis Commercial Appeal, Minter City, MS)

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