The Armed Citizen® Nov. 6, 2015

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posted on November 6, 2015
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Rifles can come in handy for self-defense. A St. Regis, Mont., woman used a .22-250 Rem. rifle to fend off a bear. The woman and her husband were watching TV late one night when they heard a noise outside. The husband opened the door to investigate and the bear charged. The woman shot once, felling the animals just eight feet from the home. (Missoulian, Missoula, MT)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A Charlotte. N.C. man returned home in time to interrupt the burglary of his residence. Arriving at his house to find two thieves attempting to steal his property, the homeowner produced a gun and opened fire. Both suspects fled the scene, one on foot and the other in a vehicle. Shortly afterward, the police were notified of a nearby car accident where the driver of one of the vehicles was suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and later then into custody. The second burglar was apprehended after being spotted by an alert bystander who notified the authorities. No injuries to the armed citizen were reported. (wcnc.com, Charlotte, NC, 8/13/15)

From the Armed Citizen Archives®
May 1981
Jennifer Ivy had stopped at a café near her Chelan, Wash., home to get a soft drink to go. She hadn’t driven far when a would-be rapist jumped from the back seat into the front next to her. As the thug slashed at her with a knife, she slammed on the brakes, grabbed a .22-cal. pistol and opened fire. The assailant beat a hasty retreat, along with two accomplices who were following in another car. Chelan County Sheriff Larry Hively said of the incident, “Having the gun in her possession seems to have saved her from considerable harm.” (The Post Intelligencer, Seattle, WA)

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