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good Samaritan with a concealed carry permit intervened when he saw a dangerous altercation between a shoplifter and loss prevention officers taking place outside of
a Home Depot. The 26-year-old suspect was confronted by the officers after leaving the
store with a drill under his coat. When they attempted to apprehend him, he pulled out a syringe
and used it as a weapon. One of the officers was stabbed multiple times in the hand with the
contaminated needle. A customer carrying a licensed firearm witnessed the altercation and ordered
the suspect to drop the needle and get on the ground. The suspect was later arrested and held on
second-degree retail fraud and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. The officer was treated
at a local hospital for the puncture wounds he sustained. (Detroit Free Press, Roseville, MI, 3/27/14)

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im Lanphere was walking near a
light rail station, one of her regular
stops, when a 23-year-old man
nearby gave her an uneasy feeling. Her
instincts were proven right when the man
approached her and said, "Lady, I've got a
gun, give me your bag!" Another woman
carrying a licensed firearm was near the
station at the time of the incident and
witnessed the man threatening to shoot
Lanphere. The witness didn't hesitate to
pull out her Glock and order the suspect
to drop his weapon. The suspect then
fled the scene, but was later arrested and
now faces aggravated robbery charges.
No shots were fired during the incident.
(WFAA.com, Dallas, TX, 3/24/14)

into his car. Cathy tried to fight back, but
was unable to overpower him. The 14-yearold was home at the time of the incident
and witnessed the abduction. Fearing for
Cathy's life, he reportedly grabbed a handgun that was kept inside the home and
waited for Fears' husband to return to the
house for her belongings. He fired multiple
shots, which allowed Cathy to escape and
take refuge inside with the boy. When
police arrived, they found Fears' husband
lying on the ground near his car where he
had several loaded firearms. He died on the
way to the hospital. Police determined that
the teenager's actions were justified. (StarTribune, Casper, WY, 3/19/14)

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ave Knittle was at home watching
television when his 16-year-old
grandson, who had been at home
alone next door, came in and frantically
explained that two men had just forced
their way into the house. The men had
allegedly barged into the wrong house
looking for a man they claimed owed them
money. They took Knittle's grandson's cell
phone and kept him restrained while they
searched the home. Knittle called the
police before confronting the intruders
with his 9 mm handgun. Knittle said, "I
didn't do anything any other grandfather
wouldn't have done." After exchanging

onald Green, 66, was at home
around 9 p.m. watching a basketball game on television when he
heard someone trying to get in through
the front door. He quickly went to retrieve
his revolver. When he returned, a 19-yearold man he did not know had successfully kicked in the door and was standing
in the entryway. The intruder attacked
Green, punching him in the face. Green
then fired his revolver twice striking the
intruder in the chest and hip. His wounds
proved fatal. Green sustained no serious
injuries during the home invasion. (Omaha
World-Herald, Omaha, NE, 3/25/14)

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athy Fears had been staying with
Jason Grannis and his 14-year-old
son after separating from her husband. Her estranged husband arrived at
the home uninvited and entered through
an unlocked door. He violently grabbed
Fears and carried her outside forcing her

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harsh words with the intruders, Knittle
said they fled. One of them was later
apprehended and charged with robbery,
criminal trespass and theft. The second
suspect is reportedly still at large. Knittle
and his grandson were not harmed.
(Times News, Lansford, PA, 3/11/14)

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enny Guffey was on the telephone with his 84-year-old
mother, Christine Guffey, when he
heard another voice in the background.
Christine had reportedly walked in on a
stranger inside her home. Guffey says he
listened as his mother asked the stranger
why he had a knife and asked that he not
hurt her. Guffey, who was driving home
from work, hurried to his mother's home
as he listened to her struggle with the
intruder. The stranger threatened her with
the knife and tried to pry the telephone
away from her. Guffey arrived at the home
in just a few minutes and drew his licensed
firearm. The intruder struck Kenny with a
shovel, but he was able to recover from
the blow in time to hold the suspect at
gunpoint until police arrived. Guffey said,
"Had I not been a licensed gun carrier, he
probably would have killed her. He had a
knife and a shovel and he wasn't there for
afternoon tea." (Knoxville News Sentinel,
Seymour, TN, 3/6/14)

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.
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