The Armed Citizen® October 2, 2012

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posted on October 2, 2012
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A man entered Smith’s Marketplace one afternoon and purchased a knife. Police say the man then used the knife as a weapon and attacked several people. One victim was stabbed in the abdomen while another was stabbed in the head and arms. All the while, the knife-wielding assailant had been yelling at his victims that they had “killed his people.” Before he was able to locate another target, a citizen with a concealed firearm intervened. The man with the knife was told to drop his weapon or be shot. He complied and was detained until police arrived. (ABC4, Salt Lake City, UT, 4/27/12)

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October 1973: Bartender Billie Snyder was alone in a St. Louis, Mo., tavern when three men came in. After one of them pulled out a pistol and announced a holdup, Snyder quickly reached for his handgun and fired four shots, wounding the armed man in the arm. The assailants were held at gunpoint until police arrived. (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo.)

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July 1986: Joe Gonzalez looked up from the counter of his Daytona Beach, Fla., grocery store just in time to see a man pull a pistol and start shooting. Both Gonzalez and his wife grabbed handguns of their own, however, and wounded the would-be robber. Arrested at a hospital, the man was a suspect in two murders in an earlier robbery. (The Sentinel, Orlando, Fla.)

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