The Armed Citizen® October 6, 2017

posted on October 6, 2017
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A well-intentioned citizen had to think fast when he was set up to be robbed. A 72-year-old man living in Tennessee obliged a young homeless woman with a request for a ride home. She asked him to stop at a nearby apartment on the pretense of picking up some clothes. Once there, the woman got out of the car and walked around to the other side of the building. Moments later, two men appeared, one armed, demanding the elderly man hand over his money. They proceeded to hit him several times. Unfortunately for the two thugs, the driver was an armed citizen. “I was getting the gun out at the same time while he was asking for the money,” the man said. He fired off a single shot into the chest of one of the attackers. The second man escaped with a large sum of cash, and is at large. Authorities arrested the woman, who was trying to pay off a drug debt. She remains jailed on $100,000 bond. (, Madison, TN, 7/20/17) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
Early one Saturday morning, a homeowner was investigating noises in his garage when he was confronted by a knife-wielding trespasser burglarizing his vehicle. The burglar advanced toward the homeowner with the knife, to which the homeowner responded with gunfire. Wounded, the criminal fled the scene the scene. Police later received a call from a woman who said her son had been shot. Police identified him as the burglar and he was transported to a hospital. He was to be booked into jail upon his release. (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 7/18/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
October 1962
Awakened by noises in his home in Rosamond, Calif., Kenneth B. Walker got up, walked into his living room, and discovered his television set was missing. Seeing the back door open, Walker armed himself with a .22 pistol and started out. He met the burglar returning to the house and shot him twice. (Bakersfield Californian, Rosamond, CA)


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