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The Armed CitizenĀ®

on FaTher's day, a day when men spend quality time with their families, a
pastor was required to defend his loved ones-and others-with a gun. The
father acted after a man was wreaking havoc in the area. The armed citizen was
in line at a Walmart near Olympia, Wash., when he heard gunshots coming
from outside. He said he recognized the sound as gunshots because he has gone
through active-shooter training and carries concealed. The troublemaker was
attempting to carjack a vehicle and had shot the driver twice. That was when
the pastor started to close in on the suspect. Once he was within range, he fired.
After the gunman fell out of the car, the pastor made sure he was no longer a
threat and started administering first aid. "I carry a firearm for the same reason
that I carry a first aid bag, hoping never to have to use them, but always being
prepared, nonetheless," the armed citizen said. That Sunday, he used both.
(mwnewsnetwork.org, Olympia, Wash., 6/20/18)
in The sleepy town of Bywy, Miss.,
a teen was faced with a life-or-death
situation. The boy was home alone
when an uncle, armed with a hatchet,
threatened the teen's life. The
16-year-old used a hunting rifle to
protect himself, shooting his uncle in
the chest and killing the man. "My
son defended himself," the teen's

The youth is not
being charged as
the investigation
revealed he fired
in self-defense.
mother said. "It could have been the
other way around. It could have been
my son [that] ... I'm picking up and
having to bury, but it wasn't." The
youth is not being charged as the
investigation revealed he fired in
self-defense. The boy's mother said
this was not the first time the uncle
had acted in a menacing manner
toward her family-but it was the last.
(wcbi.com, Jackson, Miss., 5/30/18)
a Tennessee Teen who was invited
to a friend's house for a sleepover
apparently decided he wanted to sleep
with his friend's mother-and not in
a consensual way. When he allegedly

entered the mother's bedroom and
tried to force himself on her, she
responded by kneeing him in the
groin, pulling a gun, aiming at his face
and telling him to get out. He listened.
The 18-year-old faces sexual assault
charges. (Lexington Herald-Leader,
Lexington, Ky., 6/5/18)
Why Would a stranger break into a
home and start beating a pre-teen?
Perhaps the better question is, what
did he expect to happen afterward?
A man in South Carolina discovered
the answer to the second question the
hard way. The boy's father, hearing
a commotion in the middle of the
night, entered his son's bedroom
with a gun at the ready. The armed
citizen held the intruder at gunpoint
until the authorities, alerted to
the break-in by a security system,
arrived. The intruder appeared to be
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs-which could well be an answer
to the first question. (wach.com,
Columbia, s.c., 5/29/18)
TWo armed men who targeted the
home of an 84-year-old in Ohio
probably thought the victim would let
them do what they wanted and leave.
Instead, after one of the interlopers
shot the homeowner in his side, the
wounded resident grabbed a gun

and exchanged gunfire with the
culprits. It was unclear if either of
the robbers was hit, but having a gun
at hand saved the 84-year-old and
his grandson, who had crawled out
a window onto the roof to protect
himself. (Wxix, Silverton, Ohio,
6/11/18)
criminals Who are hellbent on
causing trouble typically don't care
if someone innocent gets dragged
into the fray, but when a law-abiding
citizen has a gun, it can help end a
thug's evil intent. A would-be thief
at a Massachusetts grocery store
used a large knife to hold a customer
hostage while he robbed the store.
A clerk had a personal firearm and
shot the perpetrator three times,
prompting him to drop the knife
and try to flee. The wounded man
was later taken to the hospital with
non-life-threatening injuries.
(Whdh, Worcester, Mass., 5/29/18)
an employee aT a pizza restaurant in
Florida had to use a personal firearm
to save his life late one night, stopping
someone who ambushed him after the
store closed. The bad actor, in a clown
mask, allegedly started to beat the
employee with a piece of wood, sending
the worker sprawling to the ground.
"Even though he was being attacked,
he's able to pull out a concealed firearm
he has and fires multiple rounds at the
suspect," the police told a news reporter
in Orlando. The employee then stowed
his gun safely and called 911.
(foxnews.com, Orlando, Fla., 5/28/18)

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