Armed Citizen® Today
A homeowner in Southfield, Mich., defended himself when he was targeted by an armed man on Sept. 9, 2021.
The homeowner had just arrived at his home around 1:30 a.m. that early Thursday morning, when a man approached him as he was walking in the front door. The man was wearing a ski mask and holding a handgun. Initially, the would-be robber demanded money from the homeowner, but then entered the home and fired several shots at his would-be victim.
However, none of the shots hit the homeowner, who rushed to retrieve his own handgun. Once the homeowner retrieved his handgun, he returned fire. The shots fired by the homeowner scared off the armed crook, who ran out of the home as the homeowner returned fire. When police arrived, they found no trace of the armed robber. (fox2detroit.com, Detroit, Mich., 09/10/2021)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - Feb. 24, 1987
Seventy-year-old Eric Christian stepped onto the porch of his Louisville, Ky., home to check a bird feeder when he was attacked by an armed masked man. His 72-year-old wife tried to lock the door, but the man caught her and dragged the elderly couple into the back yard.
Alerted by the noise, two neighbors, one armed with a handgun, came to see what was happening. When confronted by one neighbor, the attacker ran to the front of the house where he met Jeff Tafel. The intruder shot at Tafel, who returned fire and killed the man. Tafel was not charged. (The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.)