The Armed Citizen® May 1, 2017

posted on May 1, 2017

Two people were sitting in a car in Venice, Ill., one morning after a Vietnam veteran had driven his friend home. Two thugs approached, one of whom pulled a gun in an attempted robbery. The veteran drew his own firearm and fired at both men, killing one. “Not only did he save himself, his friend and protect everyone around them, he may have saved another individual’s life if these people had continued to do this,” said Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons. (Belleville News-Democrat, Venice, IL, 2/4/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A man committed what police said was a violent home invasion when he used a pick axe to break through three doors of the home of a man who lives and works at his boat dealership. When the intruder gained entry through the third door, the owner, according to the police captain, “had no choice but to defend himself,” and fired two shots, killing the trespasser. (, Foley, AL, 3/1/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
April 1972
Meredith E. Johnson, 42, Des Moines, Iowa, was working in his office one morning when he heard noises from another part of the building. Taking a pistol to investigate, Johnson discovered two intruders, one rifling a desk drawer. He then held the suspects for police. (The Des Moines Tribune, Des Moines, IA)


Don Troiani’s Paintings Of The Revolutionary War
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