The Armed Citizen® October 9, 2014

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posted on October 9, 2014
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Cathy Fears had been staying with Jason Grannis and his 14-year-old son after seperating from her husband. Her estranged husband arrived at the home uninvited and entered through an unlocked door. He violently grabbed Fears and carried her outside forcing her into his car. Cathy tried to fight back, but was unable to overpower him. The 14-year-old was home at the time of the incident and witnessed the abduction. Fearing for Cathy's life, he reportedly grabbed a handgun that was kept inside the home and waited for Fears' husband to return to the house for her belongings. He fired multiple shots, which allowed Cathy to escape and take refuge inside with the boy. When police arrived, they found Fears' husband lying on the ground near his car where had several loaded firearms. He died on the way to the hospital. Police determined that the teenager's actions were justified. (Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyo., 3/19/14)

When a 20-year-old suspect entered a convenience store, confronted the owner and attempted to pistol whip him the would-be victim retrieved his own gun, called 911 and kept the suspect inside the store until police could arrive. The suspect was arraigned on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. (Cape Cod Times, Springfield, MA 9/12/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives June 1988: Eleven-year-old Todd Knight of Switzer, S.C., was home alone after school for the first time when two "rough looking" men broke in through a window. Realizing he had no way to escape, Knight loaded his .22 rifle, a Christmas gift, and when the two intruders spotted him as they were ransacking the house, the boy opened fire, killing both burglars. The county sheriff's department, calling the shooting justifiable, said both men had records. (The Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C.)

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