The Armed Citizen® June 6, 2016

posted on June 6, 2016
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In a battle with a hatchet-wielding masked man, an armed citizen saved the day at a 7-Eleven store in Washington state. One Sunday morning, the armed citizen was drinking coffee at a table in the convenience store when a man with a hatchet came in and started swinging at a customer and a store employee. The 60-year-old holder of a concealed-carry permit drew his gun and fired. The initial investigation found no wrongdoing on the part of the armed citizen, according to the King County Sheriff’s Department. (The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA, 3/13/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A Logan County, Okla., man returned home just in time to catch two burglars in the act of trying to abscond with some of his property. The two criminals had attached a car dolly to their getaway pickup, and were attempting to steal the homeowner’s ammunition reloading equipment when he arrived and held them at gunpoint. When county deputies arrived, the two suspects were charged with burglary and grand larceny. (, Oklahoma City, OK, 1/11/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1972
As John Michael Souter, his wife and their two friends were leaving the Souters’ tavern in Kansas City, Mo., two men armed with pistols ordered them back inside. In the darkness of the tavern, Souter managed to arm himself with a .38 Spl.-chambered revolver and empty it at the bandits, killing one and wounding the other. (The Kansas City Times, Kansas City, MO.)


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