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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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
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