The Armed Citizen® Oct. 23, 2015

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posted on October 23, 2015
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A repeat offender won’t be committing any more crimes. A Tennessee homeowner fatally shot a man who was climbing through the home’s front window. The resident was awakened by a thud in the middle of the night. He responded by chambering a round in his Glock and going to investigate. When he saw the intruder at the window, he fired once, striking the miscreant in the head. The homeowner called 9-1-1, but the suspect died before authorities arrived. The investigation revealed that the criminal had first tried to kick in the door—accounting for the noise that woke up the resident. The dead man had a criminal history that included multiple aggravated burglaries. (Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, 5/1/15) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A west Topeka, Kan., woman used her legally owned firearm to shoot a loose dog that had entered her property and was attacking her pet. After unsuccessfully attempting to stop the assault using sticks and rocks, the resident fired three shots at the aggressive dog, at least one of which struck the animal. Both the loose canine and the armed citizen’s pet Scottish Terrier were taken to a nearby veterinary clinic with serious injuries. According to the local police, the incident is still under investigation, but charges against the woman are not expected. (Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, KS, 8/9/15)

From the Armed Citizen Archives
April 1975
NRA members Errol Galloway and Ralph Tolbert, both of West Grove, Pa., returned to their car after fox hunting to find another vehicle parked nearby and heard the sound of glass breaking. When they got closer, they saw a broken window and several items piled up outside the second car and two youths inside. They held the suspects at gunpoint until police arrived. The suspects were later charged with theft and three other counts. (Chester County Press, Oxford, PA)

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