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harlie Blackmore was driving home around 4 a.m. when he spotted a woman being
assaulted along the side of the road. A man had pushed her to the ground and was
kicking her repeatedly in the head and stomach. Blackmore stopped his car and
ordered the man to stop the attack. The assailant then turned his attention to Blackmore
and began approaching him. Thanks to Wisconsin's new concealed-carry law, Blackmore
was able to draw his pistol and hold the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived. The
woman was treated for what appeared to be a broken nose and large laceration on her face.
(TheBlaze.com, West Allis, WI, 3/15/13)

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aul Ohle, 69, was at home baking
around 9 a.m. when he heard
more than a dozen bangs on his
front door. By the time he made it to
the door, a man had already forced his
way inside. The man told Ohle that he
needed help, so Ohle picked up his cell
phone to call 911. The man grabbed the
phone from Ohle and pushed him onto
the sofa. He ordered Ohle to stay where
he was as he tried to take his television.
Ohle struggled with the man, but managed to get to the .38-cal. handgun he
kept in his bedroom. Ohle fired multiple
rounds killing the intruder. Ohle was
later taken to an area hospital where he
was treated and released. (Hickory Daily
Record, Hickory, NC, 2/26/13)

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ee Heng, 63, was asleep when
two suspects allegedly scaled the
wall and entered Heng's secondstory apartment through the bathroom
window. Heng woke to the sound of his
14-year-old son screaming. Realizing his
son was in danger, Heng jumped out of
bed and grabbed his gun. The armed
intruders confronted Heng and a struggle
ensued. Heng fired several shots which
caused the men to flee. One suspect
suffered fatal gunshot wounds and the
second suspect was reportedly still at
large. It's believed that the suspects were
attempting to rob the jewelry store Heng
runs on the first floor of his home.
(TheBlaze.com, Philadelphia, PA, 4/1/13)

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rene Parker, 78, and Beverly Wright,
43, were volunteers walking doorto-door ministering and distributing
religious literature just before the Easter

holiday. Parker visited one home where
a woman answered the door. Before
Parker was able to speak to the woman,
a large dog lunged forward from inside.
The screen door flew open and Parker
landed in the yard. Parker could do
nothing but try to protect her face as
the dog tore at her flesh. Wright, who
was just two doors down the street, ran
toward Parker in an effort to help. Wright
took a baseball bat from the dog's owner
and swung at the dog, but only caused
the dog to turn its attention toward
her. Wright screamed when the dog
attacked. Two blocks away, Mike Harrell
could hear the desperate cries for help.
Harrell kept a gun in his truck, so he
drove to the residence and immediately
took action. Harrell fired one shot killing
the dog. Parker and Wright suffered
severe injuries, but after extensive surgeries both women survived the attack.
(Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK, 3/24/13)

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woman was at home when she
noticed a vehicle she did not
recognize in her driveway. A man
she did not know came to her door and
began knocking and ringing the doorbell. The woman grabbed her handgun
for protection because the man seemed

suspicious. Before she could answer
the door, the man allegedly kicked it in
and entered the woman's home. Upon
seeing the handgun pointed in his direction, the man fled. As he drove away, the
woman took a photo of the vehicle with
her cell phone. That photo later led to
the arrest of the man who had broken
into her home. (The Northwest Indiana
Times, Merrillville, IN, 3/22/13)

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hibbie Underwood, a 72-year-old
woman on oxygen, was home alone
when she heard the front door
rattle, saw a shadow on the front porch
and then heard a loud banging on the
window. Underwood retrieved a gun she
kept in her bedroom and returned to find
a 26-year-old man who had broken the
window and gained entry to her home.
Underwood ordered the man to get out
of her home and leave her alone. Instead
the man walked into another room, then
walked back toward her. Underwood
warned the man to stop and when he
didn't, she pulled the trigger. The gun
misfired, so Underwood fired again and
missed. The man got down on the floor
to avoid being shot. Underwood held the
man there until police arrived. (Tribune
Chronicle, Youngstown, OH, 3/29/13)

If you have 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 e-mail to armedcitizen@nrahq.org, or by mail to "The Armed Citizen," 11250
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