The Armed Citizen® Oct. 12, 2015

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posted on October 12, 2015
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Though an Indianapolis woman was a little shaken up after using her gun to ward off assailants, she said she hopes the story about her willingness to protect herself sends a strong message to other woman about staying alert and defending themselves. As she returned to her home one day at 1 a.m., the woman—identified only as Crystal—said she was approached by three men. “One armed assailant grabbed at me and when he did, I just reached and turned and shot, and they ran,” Crystal said. Two of the would-be robbers escaped through a hole in the fence and were still at large when the story was reported. The third suspect, who suffered a gunshot wound to his shoulder, was arrested and hospitalized. “Honestly, I mostly carry it because my dad wanted me to,” Crystal said. “Now, I’m glad I listened.” (WTHR.com, Indianapolis, IN, 4/10/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A councilman for a suburban Philadelphia borough was driving down the road Wednesday morning when he noticed a man covered in the type of colored dye that banks use to mark their money. Believing that the man had just robbed a bank, the councilman pulled over, armed himself and then confronted the thief. Following a brief pursuit, the armed citizen fired twice at the suspect, striking him in the hand and arm. The alleged robber was hospitalized, and has since confessed to the robbery of a nearby bank. The councilman is cooperating with the investigating officers, and no charges have been filed against him at this time. (The Associated Press)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
March 1971
Shortly after Washington D.C. jeweler Charles E. Clarkson’s home had been burglarized, two men entered his shop and asked him to appraise several pieces of jewelry. The articles, particularly a wristwatch, looked familiar to him. They were—they were his! Clarkson grabbed a revolver and held the two suspects for police. (The Washington Post, Washington D.C.)

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