The Armed Citizen® November 7, 2016

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posted on November 7, 2016
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You’re never too old to defend yourself. In Eastpointe, Mich., a 91-year-old man was getting out of his car outside of a pharmacy when he noticed a man approaching him in a threatening manner. The armed citizen declared that he was a permit holder. He waited in his car until the stranger disappeared. But when he got out a little while later to enter the store, the assailant came toward him and raised a weapon over his head at the older man. Warning the miscreant that he was armed, the 91-year-old pulled his .38 Spl.-chambered revolver from his side and opened fire, striking the attacker in the neck. “It doesn’t have to be a gun or a knife,” said Eric Keiser, Eastpointe deputy police chief. “The suspect had a piece of metal fashioned as a weapon. [The armed citizen] felt his life was in danger.” The suspect was transported to an area hospital and was later charged. (MacombDaily.com, Eastpointe, MI, 8/23/16)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Early one Sunday morning, a masked, hatchet-wielding man walked into a 7-Eleven. He proceeded to attack customers and a clerk, who received a gash to the stomach. Another customer who was drinking his coffee near the register was attacked, but being a licensed concealed-gun carrier, he drew his pistol and shot the suspect before anyone else was hurt. (KIRO7-TV.com, Seattle, WA, 3/14/16)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1970
When a robber pulled a knife and demanded money from St. Louis, Mo., food store owner William Heidemann, Mrs. Heidemann quickly passed her husband a pistol. The thug hurled the knife at Heidemann, missed, and fled amid a hail of pistol shots. He was later arrested. (Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO)

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