The Armed Citizen® October 23, 2014

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posted on October 23, 2014
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Jeff Gegelman, 60, was home alone around 3:30 p.m. when three men drove their car into his front yard, then pounded at the door. When Gegelman didn’t answer the door, the men returned to their car and made a U-turn in the yard. They did not leave, however. Two of the men got out and barged in through the front door. Gegelman had retrieved his .22 handgun and returned fire after one of the armed intruder’s started shooting at him. The gunmen fled. Despite the gunshot wounds Gegelman sustained to the chest and arm, he followed the gunmen long enough to get their license plate number. He was then able to contact police and get medical help. The alleged shooter was later arrested after seeking medical attention for a gunshot wound of his own. Both of his accomplices reportedly remain at large. Gegelman is recovering from his injuries. (Bismarck Tribune, Golden Valley, N.D., 3/31/14)

Three people were injured after two gunmen began shooting at each other in a McDonald’s just after 12 a.m. The incident began when a man started arguing with a group as they were walking from the parking lot into the restaurant. One man began shooting outside and continued firing as he walked indoors. At that point, an armed customer who was not part of the group that had been arguing, pulled out his handgun and fired at the first shooter striking him in the leg and rear. Both shooters then ran out of the restaurant and fled.  The initial suspect checked into the hospital with injuries that weren’t considered life threatening and he will reportedly be booked into Parish Prison when he is released.  Two unarmed men who suffered gunshot wounds in the incident were also admitted with injuries that were not considered life threatening. (The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., 10/4/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives
January 1981: Three 16-year-olds entered the tiny Towers Book and Card shop operated by 68-year-old Murray Elpern and his wife in the Bronx. One came behind the counter and pressed a 9 mm pistol to Elpern’s head. When Mrs. Elpern pressed an alarm, another vaulted the counter and grabbed her.  With the gun-wielder distracted, Elpern drew his licensed .38 revolver and shot him.  A second robber lunged at Elpern and was shot, while the other one surrendered and was held for police. (The Daily News, New York, N.Y.)

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