The Armed Citizen® April 13, 2011

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posted on April 13, 2011
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Pike County, Ohio, prosecutor Rob Junk made it easy for a journalist investigating a burglary. In fact, the entire story was essentially one long quote from the prosecutor. “[The armed citizen] was in his home, minding his own business, when these two individuals busted in, at least one of them armed,” Junk said. “They trained a gun on him and threatened to kill him. The citizen later had marks on his body where they beat him.” The homeowner retrieved a rifle and shot at the men, killing one of them. “The bottom line is that [the criminal] would be alive if he had chosen to obey the law and not burglarize people’s houses,” said Junk. “Most of our Pike County residents have guns. I have several. If somebody broke into my house, threatened me, my wife and my 5-year-old daughter, I would shoot them dead. Most people around here feel the same way.” (Portsmouth Daily Times, Portsmouth, OH, 02/15/11)

Armed Citizen Extra

Early one morning, a Tulsa homeowner awoke to his doorbell ringing repeatedly-little did he know it was a buglar testing to see if anyone was home. When no one came to the door, the burglar snuck around the back of the house and found a window he could pry open. After climbing inside, the juvenille suspect began rummaging through the home, apparently looking for narcotics. The homeowner suddenly approached the young man with a gun and held him there until police arrived on the scene. (Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK, 03/05/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

May 1980: Deputy prosecutor Mary Ann Willin and retired judge Avrum K. Rifman were crossing a Baltimore, Md., parking lot shortly after dark when three men converged upon them. As one man pulled a gun, Willin drew her revolver from her purse and exchanged fire with the gunman. Apparently uninjured, the trio beat a hasty retreat. Willin and Rifman were also uninjured. (The Journal, Winston-Salem, NC)

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