The Armed Citizen® October 21, 2011

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posted on October 21, 2011
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Upon stopping at an intersection, a motorist noticed a man approaching. Before he could react, the man reached through the window and punched him several times. Stunned by the blows, the motorist reached for his handgun, which he has a permit to carry. As his attacker reached behind his back, as if for a weapon, the motorist drew his gun and fired a shot, striking the assailant in the upper torso. The suspect will be charged following his release from the hospital. (WZXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla., 7/15/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

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

A Tenneesee man was at home in his bedroom late one evening when he heard loud banging on his front door. When he went to see who it was, three men burst through his door and approached him. The homeowner grabbed a shotgun and fired one round, causing the men to flee. He later found one of the suspects collapsed in his driveway with a bullet wound. The suspect was in serious condition at the time of this posting. (timesnews.net, Piney Flats, TN, 06/22/10)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

October 1979: After repeated break-ins at his father's Moses Lake, Wash., gas station, Michael Curtis began sleeping at the station. The vigil ended when Curtis, armed with a shotgun, apprehended three burglars, two of whom were former employees. (The Daily Herald, Moses Lake, Wash. 7/11)

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