Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen: Liquor store employee shoots armed robber

Armed.  Safe.An armed criminal entered Liquor World in Louisville, Ky. and attempted to rob the store. An employee on duty responded to the threat by retrieving a gun and shooting the criminal. The would-be thief died after being taken to a hospital. The employee was not injured during the incident. (WLKY, Louisville, Ky. 09/28/15)

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Armed Citizen: New Right-to-Carry permit holder defends himself against armed robbers

Armed.  Safe.A 23-year-old Right-to-Carry permit holder was waiting for a bus after work when a trio of armed men attempted to rob him. One of the thieves put their hands inside the permit holder’s pocket and stole $220. The permit holder responded to the robbery by drawing a gun and firing at the criminals, striking two and causing all to flee. The two wounded robbers were captured by police while seeking medical attention at a nearby hospital.

The permit holder obtained his Right-to-Carry permit mere weeks before his harrowing encounter. Speaking with a local media outlet, the permit holder’s brother noted, “I believe you should have the right to protect yourself from any danger… We should be able to walk and go where we want freely and not be in fear of our life that that’s why I believe your CPL is protecting you from any danger you may come across.” (FOX 2 Detroit, Detroit, Mich. 10/19/15)

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Armed Citizen: Elderly husband saves wife from armed robber

Armed.  Safe.A 27-year-old man armed with a gun entered a rental office in the Eastside section of Indianapolis, Ind. and attempted to rob the 75-year-old woman inside. The woman’s 73-year-old husband was in another part of the building at the time, but became aware of the robbery and retrieved a gun. Coming to his wife’s defense, the husband fired at the criminal, striking him several times and putting an end to the threat.

According to a local media outlet, the robber faced multiple arrest warrants, for dealing drugs, strangulation, and illegal firearms possession. (The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Ind. 09/22/15)

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Armed Citizen: Bank robber foiled by Right-to-Carry permit holder

Armed.  Safe.An armed criminal entered a Citizens Bank branch in Warren, Mich. and proceeded to rob the bank. According to a report, as the thief was leaving with the cash, he threatened a 63-year-old Right-to-Carry permit holder. The permit holder responded by drawing a gun and shooting the robber, who only made it just outside the building before collapsing. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts later said of the permit holder’s actions, “This citizen did have a 2nd Amendment right… He must have been a pretty good shot.” (The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Mich. 09/21/15)

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Armed Citizen: Gas station clerk scares off robber

A man entered a Shell station in New Orleans, La. and attempted to rob the cashier, by claiminArmed.  Safe.g he was carrying a gun. The cashier responded by retrieving a gun and leveling it at the thief, prompting the criminal to flee. (The Times Picayune, New Orleans, La. 09/02/15)

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Armed Citizen: Teen uses father’s rifle to protect siblings from home invaders

A 14-year-old was at home with his younger siblings when a pair of home invaders entered the house. Armed.  Safe.The 14-year-old responded by rounding up his siblings and moving to a closet, where he armed himself with his father’s rifle. When one of the criminals discovered the armed teen, he fled along with his accomplice.

Discussing the incident with a local media outlet, the protective brother noted that his father had taught him what to do in just such a scenario, stating, “He taught me what to do. I had a rifle I had a cell phone, called 911. I was just prepared for it.” (KSNV, Las Vegas, Nev. 08/21/15)

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