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The Armed Citizen® January 7, 2014

The Armed Citizen® January 7, 2014

Jerry Brown, 63, was outside his cabin when he spotted a large black bear. The bear first headed away from Brown, but then turned toward him and attacked. As Brown tried to escape, his brother, Randy, retrieved a firearm and shot at the bear, causing it to run off. Brown suffered extensive injuries to his face, including the loss of his left eye. It was reported that Brown was in serious, but stable, condition and recovering from his injuries. (Grand Forks Herald, Shell Lake, WI, 6/20/13)

Cab driver Brian Paradise, 48, of Nashua, was taking Jarrod Brouillette, 25, from Nashua to Amherst when Brouillette allegedly bit the cabbie to avoid paying his fare, according to a dispatcher for SK Cabs in Nashua. Paradise has a concealed carry license and pulled out his handgun during the incident, holding Brouillette at bay until the police arrived. Amherst Police charged Brouillette with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. (Nashua.Patch.com, Nashua, NH, 12/28/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

July 1977: Mrs. Gloria Catrett, a nurse, arrived at her Opp, Ala., home to find three burglars ransacking the place. She drew a revolver from her purse and held the trio, aided by a friend, Mrs. James Mitchell, who rushed to the Catrett home when she heard about the burglars on a police scanner. (The Opp News, Opp, Ala.)