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n Tennessee, a law-abiding gun owner ended a reported criminal tear that two
fugitives had been on since they escaped from a prison work crew in Georgia
several days earlier. Police officers credited the Shelbyville man not only for capturing the escapees, but also for his restraint during the encounter. Because the
bad guys stopped posing a threat after the armed citizen brandished his loaded
gun, he was judicious enough not to fire a shot. The Tennessee man heard the
escaped convicts had been spotted in his area of the state. In a pre-emptive move,
he loaded all his firearms so he'd be ready to defend his family as needed. When
he saw two strangers climb over his fence and approach his home, he ushered his
daughter to the car. As he was doing so, and with a gun in his hand, he noticed
that the runners were taking off their shirts and waving them in a motion of surrendering. The armed citizen then held the escapees at gunpoint until police arrived
in droves shortly thereafter. (The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn., 6/16/17)

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hen a burglar made himself at home
in someone else's residence, he found
himself in a sticky situation. A New Mexico
man, who has a home security system linked
to his phone, saw a stranger break into his
house. The video showed the intruder trying
on clothes and watching television, among
other things. The resident came home and
enlisted the help of some neighbors, who
had two guns. The homeowner parked
his car to block automotive exit from his
cul-de-sac, and his armed neighbors went
to his home. They entered the house and
announced they were armed. After telling
the perpetrator to get on his knees, they
bound his hands and feet with duct tape and
waited for the police to arrive. (kmov.com,
Albuquerque, N.M., 6/20/17)

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lderly people don't always acquiesce
to playing the victim. In Indiana, an
82-year-old who was home alone warded off
a would-be burglar. While the suspect was
trying to remove a window air conditioner,
the resident called 911, but the police didn't
respond before he broke in. After a physical altercation, the homeowner accessed his
defensive gun and fired twice at the intruder,
causing him to flee. (theindychannel.com,
Indianapolis, Ind., 6/11/17)

D

on't get between a mother and her
child-the mother's love will win out
almost every time. That's one of the takeaways a burglar in Indianapolis learned. A
19-year-old male was forcing his way into an
apartment. The adult female resident, who
has several children, responded with lethal
gunfire, and the suspect died in the doorway
of her home. Witnesses not only defended
the woman's right to shoot, but also provided
information about two alleged accomplices in
the burglary. "It is disheartening that we see
burglaries resulting in death, but we live in
Indiana and it's legal for people to have guns

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to protect themselves," said Indianapolis Metro
Police Department officer Aaron Hamer. The
mother and children were not hurt. (fox59.com,
Indianapolis, Ind., 6/7/17)

T

hree Florida teens who thought it would
be a good idea to ambush a food delivery
driver learned a hard lesson. Police say the
teens called in the order and gave an address
of an abandoned house in Jacksonville. They
entered the home to wait for the food. When
the meal arrived, the hooligans answered the
door and held the man at gunpoint and demanded his money. The deliveryman instead
kicked at one of the teens to cause enough
of a distraction to draw his Glock. He fired
several shots, hitting at least one of the miscreants. Two have been arrested and the other
was being sought. "Is the money really worth
it?" one witness asked the suspects rhetorically through the media. "Y'all planned to kill
someone over $200?" (news4jax, Jacksonville,
Fla., 6/21/17)

A

homeowner shot and killed two people
who allegedly broke into his home in a
town east of San Francisco. The resident was
home when two intruders gained entry to the
dwelling. Reports provided few details other
than to say that the armed citizen fired in selfdefense. The two suspects were pronounced
dead at the scene. (sfgate.com, San Francisco,
Calif., 6/22/17)

B

exar County officials were investigating a shooting in which an armed citizen
stopped a woman from being attacked. An
ex-boyfriend allegedly forced his way into
the residence and began assaulting the
woman. A third person-it was not reported
whether he was in the house or came in from
outside-responded by shooting the alleged
assailant, who was taken to a hospital.
(mysanantonio.com, San Antonio,
Texas, 6/17/17)

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