Armed Citizen® Today
A Milwaukee, Mich., mother and homeowner defended her children when an alleged intruder made his way inside her home on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.
While in the shower that morning, she heard her 12- and 14-year-old children screaming from the living room. Upon hearing the noise, the mother quickly rushed to her bedroom, retrieved a pistol and ran into the hallway to confront the threat. Once in the hallway, she discovered a stranger inside her home, acting erratically, with her two pitbulls already engaging the trespasser. The intruder, who appeared to be in his late 30s, despite the two dogs on him, continued his advance deeper into the home. As the mother recalled, "...he wouldn't stop coming."
Fearing for her safety, but most of all for her children's safety, the mother opened fire on the intruder, killing him in the process. Initially detained by police for questioning, she was later released after questioning. The woman had purchased her gun a decade ago, after discovering a man sleeping under her son's bed. "I knew I'd be able to do it," she said. "To protect my kids." (tmj4.com, Milwaukee, Mich., 08/18/2022)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives - Oct. 10, 1987
Leopoldo Mendoza of Winton, Calif., was home at night with his family when four men burst into his home. The four armed intruders, claiming to be undercover police, demanded cash, but the attempted robbery was thwarted when Mendoza opened fire on the imposters with his semi-automatic pistol, wounding one man. Authorities said no charges would be filed against Mendoza in the incident.