The Armed Citizen® April 9, 2013

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posted on April 9, 2013
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After confronting a man lurking in his front yard the previous morning, Clint Lowery called police a second time when the same man tried to gain entry by forcing open the door to his home. With his 2-year-old daughter sleeping inside, Lowery did what he had to do to ensure his family's safety. Lowery met the intruder on the front porch with a 12-ga. shotgun and held him there until police arrived. Lowry said, "I just did whatever anybody would do to protect their family." (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA, 1/23/13)

The Armed Citizen Extra

A 21-year-old Texas man is being credited with protecting his family when he retreated into his family's bedroom, retrieved a gun and fatal shot one of three intruders who forcefully entered his home. The family was reportedly baking a cake in their home near Houston when the men knocked on the front door and pushed the father to the ground. The men lunged for the mother, and the 21-year-old got his father's gun and opened fire, killing one of the intruders. Police later spotted a vehicle with two men who matched the suspects' descriptions and took them in for questioning. (KHOU.com, Houston, TX, 2/23/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

August 1969: After two milk deliverymen were killed in separate holdups in Miami, Fla., last year, Lewis Wilhite, Sr., armed his wholesale candy and tobacco truck with a carbine. Recently an ex-convict, pistol in hand, tried to break into the truck. Lewis, Jr., warned him off. When he persisted, Lewis, Jr., fired four shots from the carbine and wounded the ex-convict. (Clearwater, Fla., Sun)

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