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The Armed Citizen® September 4, 2012

The Armed Citizen® September 4, 2012

A couple was approached by 29-year-old Christopher Rigby as they sat in a vehicle in the parking lot of Earl’s True Value around 11 p.m. Rigby, who appeared homeless, asked the couple for a dollar. When they refused, he walked away. Approximately 15 minutes later, Rigby returned and approached the driver’s side window. Rigby then produced a knife and tried to stab the man in the driver’s seat. The driver quickly grabbed a gun from the console and shot Rigby in the chest as the woman in the car dialed 911. Rigby was pronounced dead at a local hospital. (The Free Lance-Star, Stafford, Va., 5/24/12)

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August 1973: A man broke into the Bartow, Fla., home of Mrs. Emily Johnson and proceeded to attack her with a knife. Though stabbed several times, Mrs. Johnson managed to reach a .22 revolver and kill her assailant. (Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, Fla.)

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May 1987: A Bridgeport, Conn., resident went to help two men who said their car had broken down near his home. But when his wife saw the pair strike her husband with a hammer, she came out of the house firing a .38. She struck one of the assailants, and two suspects were arrested at a local hospital where the injured man sought medical treatment. (The Evening Post, Bridgeport, Conn.)