America's First Freedom - December 2014 - 28

The Armed CitizenĀ®

Arthur M. Lewis, 89, a decorated
World War ii veteran, was working
at his jewelry business around 3 p.m.
when a man with a gun entered the
store. Lewis quickly grabbed the
.38-caliber handgun he was carrying
in his pocket. The would-be robber
exchanged gunfire with Lewis before
fleeing the scene. He was later found
at a local hospital suffering from six
gunshot wounds. After being treated,
the assailant was arrested and now
faces charges of armed robbery, felon
in possession of a firearm, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon and
armed burglary. Lewis' left arm was
grazed by a bullet, but he was otherwise
unscathed. (The Palm Beach Post, Palm
Beach, Fla., 8/26/14)
Barbara Haley, 52, awoke to the
sound of her barking dog around
2:40 a.m. She went to investigate and
noticed a few items out of place, but
when she did not see anyone, she
returned to bed. Then, after a loud
crash, she discovered an intruder had
taken refuge in her bedroom closet.
She retrieved her firearm and issued
the verbal warning, "Don't move!"
before calling 9-1-1. She then pointed
her .45-caliber handgun and kept
the 24-year-old suspect at bay for
30 minutes until police arrived. (Omaha
World Herald, Omaha, Neb., 9/3/14)
Kim and Jim Fee, owners of Rob's
Quick Stop, were suspicious when a
young man wearing a black bandanna
over his face entered the store around
9:15 a.m. With firearm in hand, the
masked robber rounded the counter
and headed for the cash register. Jim

immediately drew his .380-caliber
handgun and aimed at the assailant.
Surprised to find a pistol aimed
back at him, the suspect fled. The
suspect is reportedly still at large, and
no injuries were sustained during
the incident. (Kitsap Sun, Bremerton,
Wash., 8/22/14)
Shortly after 9 p.m., a gas station
clerk exchanged gunfire with three
masked, armed robbers using the
firearm he legally carried, thus
protecting a co-worker from harm.
The clerk sustained injuries to the
hip and leg that were determined
to be non life-threatening. Two of
the 20-year-old suspects were taken
to the hospital and later died. The
third suspect is reportedly still being
sought by police, who are investigating
other convenience store robberies
in the area. (The Repository, Canton,
Ohio, 9/14/14)
Despite having a protective order
against him, Brandy Moreno's
ex-boyfriend shattered a glass door and
entered her home just before 4 a.m.
He attacked Moreno and stabbed her.
Moreno's 11-year-old daughter, Jayda,
was home at the time of the incident.
When she witnessed the attack, Jayda
retrieved a handgun and fired twice.
The ex-boyfriend fled the home, but
was found just a few blocks away. Both
he and Moreno were taken to a local
hospital in serious condition. Their
current conditions are reportedly
unknown. "I think she's a hero,"
Moreno's neighbor, Carolyn Marsee,
said of Jayda's actions. (The Oklahoman,
Oklahoma City, Okla., 9/25/14)

Jim immediately
drew his .380-caliber
handgun and aimed
at the assailant.
Surprised to find a
pistol aimed back at
him, the suspect fled.

When a 20-year-old suspect entered
a convenience store, confronted the
owner and attempted to pistol whip
him, the would-be victim retrieved
his own gun, called 9-1-1 and kept the
suspect inside the store until police
could arrive. The suspect was arraigned
on charges of armed robbery, and
assault and battery with a dangerous
weapon. (Cape Cod Times, Cape Cod,
Mass., 9/12/14)
James Jackson, a 73-year-old Air Force
veteran, was at home with his wife and
grandson when he heard the sound of
a picture window breaking. He armed
himself with his Taurus .380 acp
handgun and investigated the noise.
Encountering a strange man inside his
home, he fired a single round at the
29-year-old intruder. After being treated
at the hospital for a bullet wound, the
suspect was upgraded to fair condition.
Reportedly the suspect has not yet been
charged. Neither Jackson nor his family
were harmed. (Omaha World Herald,
Omaha, Neb., 8/27/14)
In the early morning hours, a
woman called 9-1-1 to report that a
man had broken into her home. She
confronted the intruder with a firearm
causing him to flee before the police
could arrive. Police are linking the event
to other break-ins in the neighborhood
and a suspect is being sought. The
resident was not injured. (Foster's Daily
Democrat, Dover, n.h., 9/10/14)

If you have had a firsthand "Armed Citizen" experience, call nra-ila/pr Communications at (703) 267-1193. Studies indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million
times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only
where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb or, in some cases, property. Anyone is free to quote or reproduce these accounts. Send clippings via
email to armedcitizen@nrahq.org, or by mail to "The Armed Citizen," 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, va 22030-9400. For bonus features, visit "The Armed Citizen Blog"
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