The Armed Citizen® September 25, 2012

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posted on September 25, 2012
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Ruby Hodge, 89, heard someone knock at her back door twice before she decided to answer. By the third knock, however, Hodge heard the door being kicked in. The intruders, two males ages 31 and 42, entered her home and went into the guest bedroom opposite her own. When they turned around Hodge had her .38-cal. pistol waiting. Both men fled, but were later caught. Sheriff Fred Knight said, “I was just amazed. When she told me she met the intruders with a handgun pointed at them, she said they went out faster than they came in. She is my hero!” (SCNOW, Blenheim, S.C., 7/24/12)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

November 1969: Mountain View, Ga., service station night manager Donald Grant wounded and captured a careless robber who put profit before more immediate matters. The slipshod heist artist put down his pistol and used both hands to stuff money taken from Grant into his pockets. This gave Grant a chance to grab his own gun and fire. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

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August 1987: A 78-year-old Crestwood, Ala., widow heard a noise at her back door and saw a man cutting a hole in her screen door. After recognizing him as a man who had raped and robbed her previously and a suspect in a series of rapes, she drove off the intruder with gunfire. (The News, Birmingham, Ala.)

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