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    These accounts are from the National Rifleman magazine:

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...ruary-20-2017/

    When two armed thugs kicked in the back door of a home in Worthington, Ky., the female resident showed them they picked the wrong victim. The armed citizen fired at both men, shooting one in the chest. The attackers retreated and jumped off the deck before the one who was shot collapsed and died. No charges were filed against the resident; the surviving alleged intruder was charged with murder because his accomplice died during the commission of a felony. (The Courier Journal, Louisville, KY, 11/21/16)

    From the Armed Citizen® Archives
    February 1984
    Robert Joe Wade was at work in his father’s Rock Hill, S.C. liquor store when a customer leaped over the counter and beat him over the head with a metal object. Wade managed to fend off the attack long enough to grab a gun from beneath the counter and fire several shots, critically wounding his assailant. No charges were filed against Wade. (The Evening Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.)

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    Thanks for posting these, Lou. There is nothing that the police or government can do for this kind of thing except mop up. Many honest police men and women tell us this. If government were honest it would tell us this. Wait a minute...that would mean...government isn't honest?

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    • #3
      Yes it absolutely is up to each of us to protect ourselves. Guns are a deterrant to crime since most criminals are cowards, having a weapon to defend oneself is usually enough to deter the actions of a criminal.

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      • #4
        Thanks or the replies Barry and Steve:

        Crime doesn’t pay in Chile—especially when the victim is an American ex-pat who keeps a gun under her pillow. A 61-year-old yoga instructor was alone in her Batuco, Chile, home when four men broke into her residence. Two of the assailants entered her bedroom, hit her on the head with a gun and prepared to tie her up. But the Texas native, a legal concealed-carry holder in Chile, put up a struggle and grabbed her gun, fatally shooting both men who had tried to bind her. Their two accomplices fled before she could exit the bedroom and shoot them. The local prosecutor said the woman will not face any charges because she acted in self-defense. The nature of the attack was such that the authorities were concerned that the woman might be in further danger, so they arranged security for her temporarily. (The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 11/25/16)

        The Armed Citizen® Extra
        A trespasser, with a criminal history that included armed robbery and carjacking, followed a homeowner and his family into their house after they returned home from a trip. After the intruder entered a bedroom and armed himself with a bat, the homeowner, acting in self-defense, shot and killed him. Authorities said the homeowner likely will not face charges. (The Ledger, Sarasota, FL, 1/10/17)

        From the Armed Citizen® Archives
        February 1972
        Kim White, 14, of San Antonio, Texas, was lying in bed listening to her radio one night when a man pulled the screen loose on her window and started to crawl through. The young girl got a .30-30 rifle and fired one shot into a wall. The intruder fled. (The San Antonio Light, San Antonio, TX)

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        • #5
          More accounts of a person defending them self with a firearm:

          https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...bruary-6-2017/

          Being home alone can leave one vulnerable, but a gun can turn the tables. An Indiana woman, whose spouse was away, was letting her dog out one evening. As she did, a man in a ski mask approached. She told the man to leave, but he didn’t heed her warning. The woman ran inside the house, with the attacker on her heels. He threw the woman against a wall. The woman pushed him away, got up and retreated to a bedroom. The intruder pursued her and climbed on top of her on the bed as she fought against him. She struggled to grab her husband’s gun, kept near the bed, and fired two shots at the assailant. The aggressor fled and the woman escaped serious injury. (Daily Journal, Bargersville, IN, 10/23/16)

          The Armed Citizen® Extra
          A pizza delivery man, 52, was en route to deliver a pizza when two men confronted him as he walked toward a house. One of the suspects placed the victim in a chokehold from behind and stole $82 cash from him as well as a pizza. When the robber released the chokehold, the delivery man drew a handgun and fired five shots at one of the suspect's lower legs, hitting him twice. The injured 19-year-old robber was found limping on a nearby street, where police arrested him. The uninjured accomplice fled in an unknown direction and was still at large. Police recovered a knife at the crime scene. The delivery man was not charged. (Northeast Times, Philadelphia, PA, 12/20/16)

          From the Armed Citizen® Archives
          February 1981
          Forced by an armed robber to kneel on the floor at the rear of his Phoenix, Ariz., pharmacy and then knocked unconscious, Robert Wells recovered enough to crawl to a hidden handgun. Returning to the front of the store, Wells confronted his assailant, fired one shot, and wounded the robber who was soon arrested. (The Gazette, Phoenix, AZ)

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          • #6
            If a burglar is determined to break into a house, he will use anything to accomplish his mission—even a lawn statue of a religious figure. And one intruder did just that. Two women were at home watching TV late one evening when they heard someone trying to break into their house. As the would-be burglar struggled to break the sliding glass door with the statue, the women ran upstairs. One of the women called 9-1-1, while the other armed herself with a handgun and ran back downstairs to confront the intruder, who had successfully made his way into the kitchen and armed himself with a knife. The woman ordered the man to drop his weapon, but he ignored her. Meanwhile, police arrived and arrested the suspect, who was later charged with multiple crimes, including home invasion, reckless endangerment and first- and second-degree assault, among others. (The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, MD, 1/24/17)

            From the Armed Citizen® Archives
            February 1963

            Claiming their auto had run out of water, four men gained entrance to the mountain cabin of 83-year-old Tony Lunsford, near Leicester, N.C. Before he opened the door, however, Lunsford slipped a .32 revolver into his pocket, a precaution he has followed for years. Once inside, the men, who were armed, rushed the mountaineer, and Lunsford started firing. All four of the attackers were apprehended by police, three of them with gunshot wounds. (AP, Leicester, NC)

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