The Armed Citizen® November 18, 2016

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posted on November 18, 2016
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In Oregon, a 15-year-old boy taught a home intruder a lesson. The boy was home alone when he heard someone enter the abode. The teen retrieved a shotgun. When he saw the intruder, he fired and shot the man in the leg. “The juvenile was in fear of his safety, my initial conclusion is that the shooting…was a justifiable use of force,” said District Attorney Paul Frasier. (The World, Myrtle Point, OR, 8/6/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A couple was in bed early one Sunday morning when the wife noticed their dogs reacting to something in the house. Assuming it was one of their children coming for a surprise visit, she didn’t think anything of it. Then, the bedroom door opened and a stranger appeared in the doorway. The wife and and her husband each retrieved guns, which they kept in the house, and held the man at gunpoint until police arrived. Police later found a loaded 9 mm handgun in the perpetrator's jacket, which he allegedly placed on a couch before approaching the couple’s bedroom. “We have no idea what he wanted,” the woman said. “He was just staring at us.” Reports show that the man had a criminal record, which included jail time for attempted murder in 2001. The woman credits the Second Amendment for keeping them safe. (Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, 10/19/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1970
Four youths, one carrying a gun, entered a San Jose, Calif., market and ordered the clerk, Lawrence Ruiz, to empty the cash register. Ruiz turned on one of the robbers only to be hit on the head with a hammer. During the melee a second clerk, Steven Scott, grabbed a rifle under the counter and stopped the attackers. Only one of the hoodlums managed to escape. (Mercury-News, San Jose, CA)

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