The Armed Citizen® November 23, 2011

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posted on November 23, 2011
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A young woman walked out the door on her way to work when she spotted a pit bull with a history of aggressive behavior on the loose. She quickly ducked back inside her father’s home and called police to report the wandering dog. After waiting for the dog to leave, the father got a firearm for safety and escorted his daughter to the vehicle. Within moments the dog appeared and again began acting aggressively. The homeowner tried to slowly back his way into the home, but the dog backed him against an exterior wall. He fired a shot, killing the dog. (Everett Herald, Everett, WA, 08/18/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

The owner of a small deli was working late one night when two men entered his shop toting guns and demanding money. With a gun pressed to his chest, the store owner grabbed his own .357 Magnum revolver and fired several shots at both men, striking them and causing them to flee. Both men were later apprehended when they called 9-1-1 seeking medical attention for their wounds. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, AR, 01/06/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archive

October 1979: When an armed robber smashed the plate glass window of a San Miguel, Calif., market, Gilbert Buckman, the owner's son-in-law, heard the commotion, armed himself and investigated. Buckman apprehended the burglar and held him at gunpoint until police arrived. (The Telegram-Tribune, San Luis Obispo, Calif. 7/16)

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