The Armed Citizen® Oct. 13, 2023

posted on October 13, 2023
The Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen® Today

A store clerk defended himself during an armed robbery in New Orleans, La., sending the alleged robber to the hospital in the process.

Just before 2:00 a.m. on Aug. 27, two suspects entered the store. Upon meeting the employee, one of the suspects drew a handgun. Upon seeing the pistol, the store clerk drew a handgun and fired shots at the armed robber, striking him in the hand. The other suspect fled the scene. (; New Orleans, La.; 8/27/23)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives – December 1988

A 19-year-old Los Osos, Calif. woman allowed a man into her home after he asked to use the phone. Once inside, however, he attempted to rape her. Breaking free from her assailant, she ran to her bedroom and picked up a shotgun. The would-be-rapist fled the house. (The Telegram-Tribune; San Luis Obispo County, Calif.)


Norinco 84S right-side view rifle semi-automatic gun wood stock white background
Norinco 84S right-side view rifle semi-automatic gun wood stock white background

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