The Armed Citizen® September 26, 2016

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posted on September 26, 2016
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Florida prosecutors have ruled that a woman was within her rights to shoot and kill her estranged husband when he was physically assaulting their son. During a birthday party for the boy, the teen and his former step-father got into a dispute outside near the grill. People inside the house heard a loud thump and the boy’s mother went outside to see what was going on. Official reports say the woman saw the two brawling. When she tried to intervene, her estranged husband grabbed her and threw her to the ground. He also verbally threatened to kill the boy. The mother got off the ground and went inside to get her handgun. She fired two shots, and the man later died at the hospital. (Ocala.com, Ocala, FL, 5/26/16) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A Portland, Ore., mother came home with her two young children to find a 59-year-old man in the bedroom of one of her kids. When the woman, who has armed with a handgun, encountered the intruder, she shot and killed the man. Authorities say the homeowner is cooperating with investigators and was not arrested in the shooting. (Mail Tribune, Jackson County, OR, 6/27/16

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
February 1981

Two deer hunters taking target practice about six miles from the Montana State Prison recently apprehended three escaped convicts who had eluded a massive manhunt for two days. Ron Collins, a former guard at the prison, and Graham Blacklock spotted the three escapees hiding in sagebrush, and held them at gunpoint until the authorities could arrive. (The Missoulian, Missoula, MT)

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