The Armed Citizen® October 22, 2013

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posted on October 22, 2013
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Jessica Grayson was driving behind a pickup truck when the truck suddenly stopped in front of her, blocking her lane. A man exited the truck and approached Grayson's vehicle. He began beating on the window and grabbing the door handle in an attempt to get in. Jessica quickly pulled out her Colt .357 revolver. "…I pointed my gun at him and told him to step away from my car or I would shoot him," Grayson explained. The assailant immediately backed away from her vehicle and left. "You hear a lot of stories about guns being used in crime, but they prevent crime every day, too," Grayson said. "What if I hadn't had my gun that day?" (The Advertiser-Gleam, Danville, AL, 6/28/13)

A man attempted to rob a Dollar General store in Evansville, Ind., with what appeared to be a plastic-wrapped gun. Pastor Carl Sanders was approached by the robber and told to get on the ground, but Sanders pulled his own pistol and said, "No, you get on the ground." Police arrived and arrested the robber, and the pastor plans to visit him to help him get his life on track. (14news.com, Evansville, Ind., 10/20/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

August 1976: When a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun walked into a St. Louis, Mo., carry-out restaurant and announced a holdup, manager Robert Purvis, working in the rear of the store, grabbed a revolver. Both men fired simultaneously. The robber was mortally wounded. Purvis received a hand wound. (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Mo.)

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