The Armed Citizen® September 22, 2011

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posted on September 22, 2011
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When a homeowner’s dogs began barking in bizarre fashion, he grabbed a handgun to investigate while his wife called the police. The victim of two burglaries in recent weeks, the homeowner cautiously approached his detached garage. He confronted two prowlers lurking inside, drew his handgun and told them not to move. Initially it appeared the suspects would wait for police, but suddenly the desperate men charged. The homeowner made quick work of the criminals, opening fire and connecting with each shot. One suspect fell dead. The other lay wounded. The homeowner grabbed a medical kit and provided assistance to the wounded man until police arrived. (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA, 05/23/2011)

The Armed Citizen Extra

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

A man and a woman awoke in the middle of the night to the sounds of what they figured to be someone breaking into their home. When they went to investigate, their suspicions were correct; two masked men had entered their home. One of the intruders approached the man, demanding money and jewelry, and then pistol whipped him, giving the woman time to grab their shotgun. The woman handed the gun to the man, and he and the suspects exchanged fire. One of the intruders fled, and the other was fatally shot and found by police in the driveway of the home. The male resident sustained minor injuries. (The Daily Herald, Tacoma, WA, 11/04/10)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

September 1971: Mrs. Edith M. Barry, 41, woke up one morning and discovered a burglar in her bedroom. Seizing a .22 revolver, she shot him. He staggered outside and was later arrested. (The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz.)

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