The Armed Citizen® March 1, 2024

posted on March 1, 2024
The Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen® Today

An armed homeowner in Marysville, Wash., arrived home, only to have to fight it out with three armed suspects minutes later.

Early in the morning on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, a stolen vehicle loaded with three armed individuals pulled up to the house, confronting the homeowner just after he arrived. A gunfight broke out, and the homeowner escaped unscathed, while the three suspects fled on foot.

One suspect was arrested nearby and was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound. Police are still searching for the other two suspects. (KomoNews; Marysville, Wash.; 2/4/24)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – May 1981

Robert Teumer was taking an afternoon nap when his son ran in, shouting that a pair of intruders had entered their Hammond, Ind., home. Grabbing a shotgun, Teumer ran to investigate and chased the pair out a side door. (The Times; Calumet, Ill.)


Carcano TS Carbine
Carcano TS Carbine

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