Armed Citizen® Today
A man in Atlanta, Ga., was forced to defend himself after a road altercation turned into an assault when another driver attacked him in his vehicle on June 17, 2021.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. that Thursday night when the 24-year-old man was driving his car when another pulled alongside him. The driver of the other car began to threaten the man, who promptly pulled off the road into the parking lot of a restaurant. Once he pulled in, the man shouted at the valet to call for police.
As that happened, the other car pulled into the lot in front of the man's car, blocking him from getting out. The other driver then exited his vehicle and approached the car, then ripped the man out of the driver seat. A struggle then broke out between the two, before the man managed to get out of his attacker's grasp.
When the assailant reached for his back pocket, the man pulled his licensed concealed handgun and shot him three times. The wounded attacker then fled the scene, but was later found by authorities and taken to a hospital for his wounds. He was later charged with battery and kidnapping. (ajc.com, Atlanta, Wis., 06/21/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - April 1987
Two men were waiting for Leonard Freidberg, a 47-year-old taxi driver from Jacksonville, Fla., dispatched to an early morning fare. After the cab driver took the two to their destination, the duo assaulted Freidberg with a small pistol. Freidberg picked up his own .357 revolver and fired, mortally wounding one of his attackers. The slain robber had an extensive prior arrest record. The taxi driver was not charged. (The Democrat, Talahassee, Fla.)