The Armed Citizen® Oct. 16, 2015

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posted on October 16, 2015
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Local police won’t charge a right-to-carry permit holder who killed a man during an attempted carjacking in Orem, Utah. The armed citizen heard a scream while he was in the parking lot of a grocery store. When he saw a woman being pulled from her car, he approached, drew his 9 mm Luger handgun and told the carjacker to stop what he was doing. The suspect lunged at the armed citizen, who fired his weapon once, killing the would-be car thief. Police Capt. Ned Jackson said the shooter, who has not been identified, won’t be charged, because Utah law allows the use of a gun in self-defense or to prevent a forcible felony. (The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT, 5/4/15)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A homeowner in Knoxville, Tenn., used a firearm to defend himself, Friday morning, from a burglar inside his home. The two homeowners returned to their residence shortly before 10 a.m. to find an unknown pickup truck parked in their driveway. When they heard a noise coming from upstairs, the female stepped outside to call 911 while the male resident went into the house to retrieve his 9 mm Luger handgun and to investigate. Encountering the suspect in a bedroom, the tenant fired his gun at the thief, striking him in the right arm and causing him to flee. Identified later by the police as a parolee with multiple business burglaries on his record, the 34-year-old suspect eventfully turned himself in and was taken to the hospital with a serious wound. The police said no charges will be pressed against the homeowner for the defensive use of his firearm. (Knoxville Times Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, 8/22/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
June 1976

When a late night caller rang the doorbell of his East Liverpool, Ohio, home and asked to use the phone, John Eiferd became suspicious and warned his wife not to open the door until he got his revolver. When the door was opened, a masked youth entered carrying a rifle. Seeing Eiferd’s revolver, however, the youth turned and crashed through the door, taking the screen and wooden frame with him in haste. (The Evening Review, East Liverpool, OH)

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