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n the night of Jan. 23, a father and mother inside their home heard their
daughter screaming outside. The parents ran out and found a horrific scene.
Their daughter was being attacked by her 26-year-old boyfriend, and was
bleeding from her mouth and face. The parents tried to break up the fight, but were
unable to make the man stop hitting their daughter. The father drew his gun and
fired one shot, which went into the ground next to the attacker. At this time, the
assailant turned his attention to his girlfriend's mother and attacked her. The father
shot him, ending the attack. The boyfriend was transported to Halifax Health Medical
Center and listed in critical condition. Deputies said that the father was protecting
himself and his family, and no charges had been filed against him. (clickorlando.com and
dailycaller.com, Daytona Beach, Fla., 1/23/21)

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calm Sunday morning walk for one
Seattle, Wash., man turned into a life
threatening situation on Jan. 31. The man
said he noticed another man cross the street
and come toward him. Out of nowhere,
the assailant reportedly started punching
the man in the head and chest. The victim
was able to draw his concealed firearm and
defend himself, shooting the aggressor.
Police found the suspect a few blocks away
and transported him to a nearby hospital
with non-life-threatening injuries. He was
to be booked into the King County jail
system once released from the hospital.
(concealednation.org, and kiro7.com,
Seattle, Wash., 1/31/21)

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n the early morning hours of Feb. 2, a man
woke to the sound of someone breaking
into his home. He was able to get to his
firearm and defend himself, exchanging fire
with the intruders, causing them to flee in their
vehicle. The victim called 911 to report the
crime. Responding officers noticed a vehicle
with " distinct damage " fleeing the scene.
Thirty minutes later, police responded to a
single-vehicle accident where they found one
man in the backseat suffering from a gunshot
wound to the chest. He was transported to
a nearby hospital where he later died. The
other two suspects fled the crash scene and
were still at large. (concealednation.org, and
cleveland.com, Cleveland, OH, 2/2/21)

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he Macomb County Sheriff's office
responded to a report of an active home
invasion on Monday, Jan. 25. The caller was
the ex-girlfriend of a suspect who had forced
his way into her home. Several gun shots can
be heard on the emergency distress call. Upon
arrival, the officers found the body of the
suspect at the top of the stairway leading up
to the second floor of the condo. The female
caller and a 27-year-old male who is a legal
gun owner were both questioned and then
released from custody. (concealednation.org,
and clickondetroit.com, Harrison Township,
Mich., 1/26/21)

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California couple out enjoying a stroll
with their two small children and two
small dogs on the El Dorado bike trail
noticed a mountain lion creeping behind
them on the trail for about 10 minutes. The
family tried scaring the animal by yelling at
it, but the lion kept following them. At this
point, the parents called 911 for help. Upon
arrival, the sheriff's deputy observed the
animal pacing back forth on the trail. When
the deputy yelled at the animal and fired
a warning shot toward it, the lion charged
instead of retreating, forcing him to shoot
his service-issued Colt AR-15-style rifle
chambered in .223 Rem., killing the animal
before it pounced. (abc10.com, and kcra.com,
Placerville, Calif., 1/11/21)

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round midnight on Friday, Jan. 8, a
Miami, Okla. homeowner in his living
room heard someone banging on his
back door. The homeowner was able to
arm himself with his shotgun as he heard
the intruder go through a window in a
back bedroom. When the two men came
face to face, the intruder charged at the
homeowner, forcing him to defend himself.
He fired his shotgun once, striking the
intruder. The assailant was taken to Miami
Integris Hospital where he was pronounced
dead. According to online court records, at
least 12 warrants had been issued for the
suspect prior to this incident. (tulsaworld.com,
Miami, Okla., 1/8/21)

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n employee of a smoke shop in Barstow,
Calif., shot and killed a robber. The
suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun
at the employee and demanded money and
property. While he was distracted robbing
the store, the employee was able to retrieve
his own handgun and shoot the armed
robber. When officers arrived at the scene,
they found the suspect unresponsive, and
provided CPR until the paramedics arrived;
however, the suspect was pronounced dead
at the scene. (vvdailypress.com, Barstow,
Calif., 1/6/21)

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