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ustifiable self-defense. That's how Oklahoma officials have described a triple
shooting by a 22-year-old who used an AR-15-style rifle to kill three intruders
who broke into his home. The young man was asleep when three strangers,
all clad in black, broke into the house. After being awakened by noises made
during the break-in, the resident grabbed his semi-automatic rifle. Seeing the
intruders, whose faces were covered with masks, the armed citizen fired, killing
two of the suspects on the spot; the third ran away, but died in the driveway.
After the young man shot the home invaders, he barricaded himself in his room
and called 911. When the police arrived, they discovered that one of the troublemakers was armed with a knife, while a second had a pair of brass knuckles. A
weeklong investigation led officials to determine that the shooter apparently
was in fear for his life when he shot, thus he was protected under Oklahoma's
"Stand Your Ground" law. A woman has since been arrested and charged in
connection with planning the burglary. (Tulsa World, Tulsa, Okla., 4/4/17)

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urglars might not be the brightest
people in the world, but one in Alabama
was smart enough to recognize the sound
of a gun being cocked, after which he knew
enough to give up and let the homeowner
hold him at gunpoint until the police arrived.
The family had been sleeping when the
sound of breaking glass woke up the parents. While the mother called 911, the father
grabbed a handgun and went into the living
room, where he saw someone hiding behind
the sofa. The armed citizen cocked his gun,
and the intruder raised his hands and asked
the man not to shoot. (al.com, Montgomery,
Ala., 3/28/17)

stranger, who then tried to force his way
into the apartment. The armed citizen fired
five shots at the attacker, striking him several times. The thug later died. The apartment
dweller noticed several others fleeing after
he shot the man in the hooded sweatshirt.
Four suspects were subsequently arrested
and charged as co-conspirators. Onslow
County officials said the armed citizen will
not be charged because he was acting in
self-defense. (jdnews.com, Jacksonville,
N.C., 4/27/17)

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ometimes a bad guy who doesn't heed a
warning pays the price. That was the case
in Pittsburgh when a man, who was armed
with a crowbar, broke into a home. The
resident confronted the intruder, told him to
lie face down on the ground and said that
police were on their way. Rather than complying, the interloper raised the crowbar and
charged the armed citizen, who-after a brief
scuffle-fired his gun and shot the assailant in
the leg. (WPXI, Pittsburgh, Pa., 4/4/17)

ore than cigarettes can kill you, as one
attempted robber found out. A convenience store clerk stepped out of her shop
at 3:50 a.m. one morning in St. Louis to take
a smoke break. As she was standing behind
the building, an armed man approached and
attempted to rob her. The worker-who
carried for defensive purposes, especially if
she worked the overnight shift-pulled a gun
and fired three shots, killing the stranger who
accosted her. The employee was shot twice in
the leg during the confrontation, and she was
taken to a hospital, where she was treated.
(stltoday.com, St. Louis, Mo., 4/25/17)

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gang of would-be home invaders
learned a lesson the hard way after
surprising a 22-year-old male in his Jacksonville, N.C., apartment. While the resident
was getting ready to head out to dinner one
night, he heard a knock on his apartment
door. His mother and a friend were in the
home with him, and he wasn't expecting any
visitors. He went to the door and, looking
through the peephole, saw an individual
dressed in a hoodie. Since he didn't recognize the person, he grabbed his Glock 30
before opening the door. At first, he saw no
one, but as he turned his head to look down
the stairs, he was kicked in the face by the
JULY 2017

good Samaritan saved the day by pulling a gun on a would-be robber near
Memphis, Tenn. A parking attendant had
tried to do a good deed by walking a woman to her car. As they neared her vehicle, an
armed assailant attacked the attendant and
pushed him to the ground. As the bad guy
began to rummage through the attendant's
pockets, an armed citizen saw what was happening. The passerby pulled his gun and told
the assailant to freeze. The hooligan said he
was unarmed, then jumped into a waiting van
to flee. The attendant suffered minor injuries
but was said to be fine. (fox13memphis.com,
Memphis, Tenn., 4/21/17)

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