The Armed Citizen® September 14, 2011

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posted on September 14, 2011
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Already on edge following a burglary that occurred just days prior, Omar Medina was awakened by loud noises coming from somewhere inside his home. He quickly retrieved his handgun and stepped out into the hallway. An intruder was in the living room. Medina fired three shots. The intruder grunted loudly, ran out the door, collapsed and died. Police say the man had an extensive criminal record and was a suspect in other burglaries. (The Item, Sumter, SC, 05/28/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

A 60-year-old Minnesota homeowner was asleep one evening when suddenly he heard what sounded like knocking and then the sound of breaking glass. The man grabbed his .22-caliber revolver and went to inspect the noise. Just as he made it to his living room, the man was confronted by two intruders. Fearing for his life, the man fired two shots, causing the would-be burglars to flee. Police believe one of the suspects was shot.(The Winona Post, Winona, MN, 08/17/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archive

September 1971: John Fortugno of Mount Vernon, N.Y., was forced off the road by a driver in another car. When the driver began threatening Fortugno with a baseball bat, Fortugno pulled a .38 and held him until a policeman came. The man was charged later with illegal possession of a starter's pistol, driving a stolen car and using a forged license. (Daily Argus, Mount Vernon, N.Y.)

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