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The Armed Citizen® June 11, 2013

The Armed Citizen® June 11, 2013

Charlie Blackmore was driving home around 4 a.m. when he spotted a woman being assaulted along the side of the road. A man had pushed her to the ground and was kicking her repeatedly in the head and stomach. Blackmore stopped his car and ordered the man to stop the attack. The assailant then turned his attention to Blackmore and began approaching him. Thanks to Wisconsin's new concealed-carry law, Blackmore was able to draw his pistol and hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The woman was treated for what appeared to be a broken nose and large laceration on her face. (TheBlaze.com, West Allis, WI, 3/15/13)

A gunman entered a Philadelphia deli shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, police said, where he drew a weapon and went behind the counter to where the owner's wife was standing. Pointing the gun to her chest, he forced her to her knees and ordered her to open the cash register. As she started taking the money out, she screamed for her husband, who came out from a back room with his gun. The gunman shot at the owner, missing him, and the owner fired back three times, fatally wounding him. "If my husband hadn't shot him, he would have been shot," said the wife. The owner agreed, "I didn't want it to come to that," he said. "But we had to defend ourselves." (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, 2/7/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

November 1969: After three men took $600 from his cashier at gunpoint, Los Angeles restaurant manager Sam Lacatus, 47, opened fire with a .45 pistol he got from under the counter. As one robber ran through the restaurant's glass door, Lacatus hit him. The other two men escaped with the money. (Los Angeles, Calif., Times)