Armed Citizen® Today
A man in New Orleans, La., defended himself when an intruder attacked him at his home on June 3, 2021.
The incident occurred early that Thursday morning, with neighbors seeing a man wandering the neighborhood. The man appeared intoxicated, and went from home to home, knocking on doors and attempting to open handles. Eventually, the man made his way to one home, where he began banging on the door loud enough to wake the resident.
When the resident went to the door and answered it, the stranger lunged at the resident. In response, the resident shot his would-be attacker in the doorway, killing him. Police say no charges will be fired against the resident. "A lot of violence happens at 3:00 or 4:00 a.m.," reported one French Quarter resident. For 2021, crime in New Orleans has increased, with armed robberies up 25.5 percent. foxnews.com, New Orlean, La., 06/16/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives March 1987
Charles Hughes awoke to the sound of someone trying to break into his Tallahassee, Fla., trailer. The 65-year-old resident tried to call police but the line had been cut, so he got his shotgun and waited. He heard glass breaking and a voice threatening his life, so Hughes fired, wounding one of two intruders. Hughes was not charged, but a wounded suspect was charged with burglary and armed robbery. (The Democrat, Tallahassee, Fla.)