The Armed Citizen® November 21, 2016

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posted on November 21, 2016
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One criminal paid the price for messing with a mother’s son after a recent attempted robbery in Augusta, Ga. One Sunday, two men with crowbars entered a Subway restaurant. When the two men began to act suspiciously, the employee behind the counter went to retrieve a firearm from her purse. After one of the alleged robbers struck her 14-year-old son, who was standing behind the counter, in the back of the head, the armed citizen opened fire and put two rounds into one of the assailants. The owner of the franchise said he supported his employee’s right to carry a firearm for defensive purposes. The suspect who was shot died, and police later apprehended his alleged accomplice. (WRDW 12, Augusta, GA, 8/25/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Around 5 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, a 52-year-old man parked his truck at a gas station and went inside the convenience store. When the man returned to his truck, a robber was in the passenger seat pointing a BB gun at him, ordering the man to drive. Instead, the intended victim ran back inside the store before anything further happened. The robber exited the truck and accosted a second nearby victim who, unbeknownst to the attacker, was a legally armed citizen and proceded to shoot the attacker, wounding him. Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said the shooting appeared to be justified and the robber will be charged with two attempted robberies. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 7/27/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1981
An armed robber announced with a glazed look that he was going to kill Nashville, Tenn., convenience store cashier Betsy Harris. Harris managed to distract the criminal long enough to draw her own .38 revolver and open fire, wounding her assailant. (The Banner, Nashville, TN)

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