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The Armed Citizen® December 29, 2011

The Armed Citizen® December 29, 2011

Upon noticing a car following him into his neighborhood late one night, a homeowner had a bad feeling. Once he turned into his driveway, the car crept by, turned around and again drove by before stopping. Then he heard someone running up the driveway. He retrieved a pistol from the glove box and got out of the vehicle just in time to spot two suspects sprinting toward him. They were armed and demanded cash. “It was all probably a second,” he explained. “It was just so fast.” The homeowner aimed and fired at one of his assailants, killing him. The second man fled. Though the suspects could have killed him, the homeowner harbors no ill will. “My prayers go out to the family,” he said. “That was still someone’s child.” (Herald-Journal, Spartanburg, S.C., 08/30/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

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

Out of jail for less than a week, a California parolee made a bad call one morning when he knocked on the door of a nearby home and, after getting no response, forced the door open. The intruder was met by the homeowner who held a firearm and demanded the intruder leave his property. The intruder refused, charging at the homeowner who fired a shot and struck the suspect in the leg. The would-be thief fled in a nearby car. (The Salinas Californian, Prunedale, CA, 10/21/10)

From the Armed Citizen Archives

December 1978: When a Lexington, Ala., restaurant owner got home and heard his wife screaming, he ran next door, got his father's shotgun and returned to confront two armed men who were trying to tie up his wife. In the ensuing exchange, the restaurateur sustained several small caliber wounds but still managed to mortally shoot both of the attackers. (The Daily Corinthian, Corinth, Miss.)