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The Armed Citizen® September 28, 2011

The Armed Citizen® September 28, 2011

It’s a familiar scenario: An armed citizen with a concealed-carry permit is likely once again to have saved multiple lives. Several customers were doing business inside a pawn shop when a man walked inside, pointed a gun toward the ceiling and announced a robbery. Did the gunman intend to shoot the clerk? Would he take hostages? We’ll never know, because a customer with a concealed-carry permit promptly drew a pistol and shot the robber in the stomach. The robber has been charged with aggravated robbery. (KSAT-TV, San Antonio, TX, 06/22/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

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

When a homeowner spotted three men outside of his apartment trying to get in, he grabbed his handgun and stood his ground. After trying unsuccessfully to get in, the three men kicked the door down and approached the man with knives. The homeowner fired three shots, causing the intruders to flee. Police caught up with two of the men immediately and arrested them. (KFOX, El Paso, TX, 04/22/10)

From The Armed Citizen Archive

September 1971: Donald Sims, owner of a restaurant in Bremerton, Wash., snatched a shotgun when he heard someone breaking a window to enter his place of business. Sims caught a suspect and held him for police. (The Bremerton Sun, Bremerton, Wash.)