The Armed Citizen® November 28, 2016

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posted on November 28, 2016
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Three Philadelphia residents survived an attack by an armed assailant, thanks to a woman who relied upon a gun for self-defense. A pastor, his wife and his son were on their way home from a concert at a local church. As the man and his son were walking to their house, the father saw a stranger who was hunched over and holding a rifle. That man approached the father and son as they were stepping onto their porch. The bad guy demanded the pastor’s wallet. After the outsider lunged toward the pastor, the two men tussled for control of the rifle. During the struggle the father yelled at his son to run away, and the assailant struck the pastor on the head. The pastor’s wife, who had stayed in the car gathering her belongings, then came to her husband’s defense, pulling a handgun from her purse and demanding that the bad guy drop his rifle. The troublemaker then pointed his firearm at her, and she shot him. The attacker limped away. Police later apprehended the man, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 9/17/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Early one Sunday morning, a stranger entered a house where a couple and two children reside. The adult male resident of the home tried to get the male intruder to leave peacefully, but he did not comply. The resident then proceeded to arm himself with a shotgun and again tried to persuade the intruder to leave. Unsuccessful in his attempt and feeling threatened, the homeowner fired one round from the shotgun, hitting the intruder in the chest. The trespasser was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. All occupants of the home were unharmed and are cooperating with police. (The Sheridan Press, Sheridan, WY, 10/16/16) 

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1970
When White Plains, N.Y., service station attendant Wallace Rouse, 60, found a man taking money from the station’s cash register, he grabbed a gun and fired at the thief. The latter dropped the money and ran. (Standard-Star, New Rochelle, NY)

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