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The Armed Citizen® July 27, 2014

The Armed Citizen® July 27, 2014

An armed man entered a Dollar General store one afternoon, waved his gun in the air and threatened to kill everyone in the store. He held a cashier and a customer at gunpoint and ushered them toward a break room area. A customer carrying a concealed handgun then defeated the threat with a single shot. The gunman was struck in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was reportedly injured. (The Selma Times-Journal, Orrville, AL, 1/16/14)

Jon Lewis Alexander, 54, was working at the Beer 30 liquor store when a man walked in, drew a handgun and demanded money. Alexander pulled his own 9 mm handgun and pointed it at the would-be robber. The assailant slowly backed away before running out of the store. "One of the policemen told me later, 'You're a lucky man,'" Alexander said. "I said, 'I think he [the robber] is a little luckier than I am." Alexander was reportedly able to give police a detailed description of the gunman. (The Quincy Herald-Whig, Marionville, Mo., 9/5/13)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives
November 1959: Two youths who confessed to six jewelry store burglaries were captured at gunpoint by bartender James O'Brien when they switched targets by breaking into a Coran, N.Y., saloon. O'Brien slept in a room off the bar and grabbed a rifle when the burglars entered. The bartender held one at bay and the fleeing accomplice was captured by police near the getaway car. (Coran, N.Y., New York Daily News)