Citizens in Action

A St. Regis, Mont., woman used a .22-250 Rem. rifle to fend off a bear. The woman and her husband were watching TV late one night when they heard a noise outside. The husband opened the door to investigate and the bear charged. The woman shot once, felling the animal eight feet from the home. […]

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An armed robber targeted a Michigan patient who had pulled into the parking lot at a dialysis center for treatment early one morning. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Department said the robber stepped out of a wooded area near the parking lot, pulled his gun and demanded the driver’s wallet. The patient responded by drawing his […]

Citizens in Action

A Tennessee homeowner fatally shot a man who was climbing through the home’s front window. The resident was awakened by a thud in the middle of the night. He responded by chambering a round in his Glock and going to investigate. When he saw the intruder at the window, he fired once, striking the miscreant […]

Citizens in Action

A Jefferson County (Colorado) homeowner was awakened by a dog that was barking in the middle of the night. When he investigated, he saw an intruder crawling into his house through the doggie door. The resident yelled at the man and retreated to an upstairs room. Investigators say the intruder followed and the homeowner shot […]

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Local police won’t charge a Right-to-Carry permit holder who killed a man during an attempted carjacking in Orem, Utah. The armed citizen heard a scream while he was in the parking lot of a grocery store. When he saw a woman being pulled from her car, he approached, drew his 9 mm Luger handgun and […]

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Three armed men entered the couple’s home through a sliding glass door. They made the woman lie on the floor in one room and tried to force her husband to do likewise in another room, but he complained that an old injury made getting to the floor unassisted difficult. While the male homeowner was using […]

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When a North Carolinian caught a man attempting to break into a trailer on his property, the resident grabbed his gun and told the suspect to stop what he was doing. It worked. The 23-year-old suspect, who lived in the neighborhood, was charged with misdemeanor probation violation and felony breaking or entering of a motor […]

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One shot was enough to stop a December break-in at a Western Pennsylvania home. A 37-year-old man entered a California Borough home through a window. The homeowner confronted the man in the kitchen of the home and shot the intruder as he started running toward the resident. After being shot, the wrongdoer fled through the […]

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Police say two gunmen in a parking garage ambushed the quartet after they left a Milford, Conn., tavern at 1:30 a.m. The robbers demanded that the targeted victims hand over their valuables and one assailant shot one of the four tavern patrons in the neck. Another member of the group returned fire with his licensed […]

Citizens in Action

A 28-year-old intruder had first attempted to rob the house across the street, but the people in that residence forced him to leave through a second-story window. The suspect next broke through a window of a widow’s home. The woman had been sleeping on the couch with her gun at hand, Sgt. Dave Sicilia said, and she […]