The Armed Citizen® March 7, 2016

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posted on March 7, 2016
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An armed friend of a Stafford County homeowner thwarted a burglary. According to the Stafford County sheriff’s office, the friend stopped by to check on a treestand that he and the homeowner use for hunting. He saw copper pipes piled outside of a broken window. He then saw two individuals going through the homeowner’s belongings in the basement. He approached the two thugs and held them at gunpoint while he called 911. By the time the sheriff arrived, two other friends of the homeowner had joined the effort to keep the criminals in check. The suspects face various charges. No charges have been brought against the homeowner’s friends. (The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA, 8/28/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Followed home from work and assaulted right in front of her apartment, an armed 65-year-old Manchester, N.H., woman took matters into her own hands with her licensed, concealed handgun. The victim realized she was being followed before reaching her home, and intentionally parked as close to her building as possible. Upon seeing the 23-year-old man get out of his car and continue to follow her, the victim moved her gun from her purse to her coat pocket. The assailant then ran past her and blocked her path into her residence. When he reached out to grab her, the armed citizen pulled her handgun and shot him once in the chest. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he received treatment for a serious but not life-threatening wound. He has been charged with felony robbery and was arraigned from his hospital bed. (wmur.com, Manchester, NH, 1/6/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1978
Having been raped twice before by the same man, a 51-year-old Los Angeles woman was ready when her attacker broke into her apartment for a third time. Having armed herself since the last assault, the woman drew her handgun when the man entered her bedroom and, following a brief struggle, fatally shot the rapist in the chest. (The Times, Los Angeles, CA)

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