The Armed Citizen® February 19, 2013

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posted on February 19, 2013
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Two men knocked on the door of a residence with ill intent. The door was answered by an 83-year-old woman using a walker. The men pushed against the door and gained entry with ease. One of the men stayed close to the elderly resident, while the second intruder made his way into the bedrooms. Fearing for her safety, the woman went to a desk in her living room where she kept her pistol. Upon seeing the gun, the suspect urged the other to "come on." The men fled with cash and jewelry, but the resident was left unharmed. (The Greeneville Sun, Greene County, TN, 11/2/12)

The Armed Citizen Extra

A North Bend resident pulled out his .45-caliber handgun to detain a homeless man who allegedly "sucker punched" another transient outside the Fred Meyer store in Coos Bay. Jeffory Snyder told The World newspaper he grabbed 53-year-old Donald Johnson's shirt when the man tried to get away after the attack. When the homeless man started to come toward him, Snyder took out the gun and pointed it at him. Police Capt. Chris Chapanar said there was mild confusion when officers arrived and saw Snyder pointing the gun at the unarmed Johnson. Snyder, who has a concealed weapons permit, placed the gun on the ground and was put in handcuffs. After speaking with witnesses, police released him and arrested Johnson on suspicion of fourth-degree assault. (The Bulletin, Coos Bay, OR, 1/25/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

July 1965: Jaime Montalvo was in the back room of his Brooklyn, N.Y., grocery store when he heard someone tell his clerk, "This is a stick up." Montalvo grabbed a cal. .38 revolver, for which he had obtained a permit only the day before, and rushed into the store. He fired once at the armed thug. The wounded bandit fired 2 shots which missed Montalvo, and ran from the store. He collapsed and died on the pavement 100 ft. away. (New York Herald Tribune, Brooklyn, NY)

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