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The Armed Citizen® August 22, 2014

The Armed Citizen® August 22, 2014

Jason Bagley was home with his two young daughters when he heard someone inside his home. In an effort to protect his children, Bagley grabbed his Glock 19 and confronted the two intruders, who had already begun to ransack the home. Bagley fired four rounds causing the intruders to flee through the back door. They managed to get away with a cell phone and two MacBooks. "You can't replace my kids," Bagley said. "All I was thinking about was my kids' protection." (WSB-TV, South Fulton County, Ga., 3/8/14)

Three men wearing hooded sweatshirts entered The Castle Jewelry and Pawn store around 3 p.m. One of the men used a sledghammer to break a display case full of Rolex watches. The store's general manager pulled a firearm from his pocket and ordered the men onto the ground. He held them there until police arrived shortly thereafter and arrested all three men. (Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky., 7/1/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives April 1934: Threatened for testifying against men she accused of robbing her, Mae West, movie actress, started pistol practice on the Los Angeles police range with a pistol loaned to her by the police department, according to a newspaper story. It is another case of recognition of the value of a gun as a proper means of defense against the criminal.

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