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OFFICIAL JOURNAL The Armed CitizenĀ® S neaking into someone's home overnight turned out to be a poor decision for a bad guy in Snellville, Ga. Shortly before 4 a.m. one day in July, a husband and wife were awakened by the sound of someone attempting to break into their home. The male homeowner retrieved his gun and went to investigate. He discovered a man had put a ladder up against the house and was attempting to climb through the window of the master bathroom. The resident fired at the would-be burglar, and one of the homeowners called 911. While the police were interviewing him, the armed citizen said he was unsure whether the shot had hit the man who was breaking in. A subsequent search found the bad guy lying dead on the roof. Officers determined that the homeowners were within their rights to defend themselves, and they were not charged. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., 7/29/16) A good guy with a gun kept a multiple-victim shooting near a Lyman, S.C., nightclub from becoming worse. One man got into an argument with another outside the club. He pulled out a gun and fired multiple times into a crowd, injuring three people. One bystander, who was carrying legally, returned fire, striking the shooter in the leg and ending the gunplay. (FoxCarolina.com, Charlotte, N.C., 6/26/16) The suspect became aggressive and, during the ensuing altercation, tried to grab the policeman's firearm. DeBoard, who carries legally, approached with his handgun at the ready and ordered the bad guy to stop what he was doing. The alleged criminal raised his hands and Wheeler completed the arrest without further incident. (Mount Vernon News, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 7/26/16) Y aternal love knows no bounds, as a defensive shooting in Oregon shows. A mother and her two children returned home one weekend and stumbled upon a stranger in her 10-year-old daughter's bedroom. The woman drew her gun and fired one shot, killing the intruder. Portland police investigated and said that the man apparently entered the home by climbing in through a back window. The mother and her children had only recently moved into the home, and neighbors said some squatters had been there off and on while the house was vacant. (KOIN.com, Portland, Ore., 6/26/16) ou've heard of being in someone's doghouse? Well, criminal behavior put one suspect on top of someone's doghouse in Lady Lake, Fla. A homeowner was pulling into his driveway, with his wife and mother-inlaw in the car, when he noticed that the door of a client's car he was repairing was open. A moment later, he saw a trespasser-dressed only in a tank top and underwear-running away from the car and into the backyard, busting open a gate in his attempt to flee. The armed citizen pulled his gun and directed the thief to freeze. The suspect, who had climbed on top of a doghouse to try to get away, stayed on that perch until the police arrived and took him into custody. (Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach, Fla., 7/21/16) O hio officials recently awarded armed citizen Dylan DeBoard with a Citizens Award of Valor for his role in saving a police officer who was struggling to arrest a drug suspect. Cpl. Michael Wheeler, of the Mount Vernon Police Department, was trying to apprehend a man in June. 10 M P olice said they won't charge a New Mexico man who shot someone to protect his daughter. Albuquerque law officers responded to a "shots fired" call and found a 40-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. The investigation revealed that the wounded man, an ex-boyfriend of the daughter, was armed and was trying to gain entry to the residence. The man had a history of allegedly making threats against the woman, and police said the father will not be charged. (KRQE.com, Albuquerque, N.M., 6/24/16) D etroit carjacking suspects got a surprise when they picked an armed citizen as their target. Two men in a vehicle drove up near a man in his car late one evening. One of the criminals then got out, walked toward his target, pulled a gun and ordered the driver to exit his car. The motorist acted like he was complying, but he held a surprise for his attackers-he had a license to carry and was armed. After he got out of his automobile, the assailant and the driver exchanged gunfire, with the attacker taking a shot to the body. The injured bad guy climbed back into his car and his accomplice took him to a hospital. Police later arrested the suspects. (The Detroit News, Detroit, Mich., 7/26/16) If you have a firsthand "Armed Citizen" experience, call NRA-ILA PR/Communications at (703) 267-3820. 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 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-9400. For bonus features, visit "The Armed Citizen Blog" at americanrifleman.org. View this column online at nrapublications.org. OCTOBER 2016 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN http://www.FoxCarolina.com http://www.KRQE.com http://www.KOIN.com http://americanrifleman.org http://www.nrapublications.org

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