Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Armed Citizen As Reported by the NRA

St. Petersburg, FL:
Mark C Johnson had been arrested 33 times since 1986, including charges of robbery, larceny and battery, according to law enforcement records. Some would suggest he should have been in jail. Unfortunately for sixth-grade reading teacher Juanita Enzor, he hoped to prey upon yet another victim. Police say Enzor, who lives alone, heard Johnson burst through her front door. Grabbing her gun, Enzor hid in the bedroom; and when Johnson entered the room, she shot him. Johnson attempted, albeit briefly, to attach Enzor before falling dead.
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McAllen, TX:
Alejandro Salinas was paying for his gas when the clerk warned him he had seen several suspicious men outside. On his guard, Salinas walked to his truck, but before he could close the door, one of the men put a gun to his neck. "Get out of the truck. I'm going to take it and I'm going to kill you", the suspect said, according to police. But Salinas executed a classic tactical move; in a fast, fluid motion, he pushed away his assailant's gun while drawing his own 9mm pistol and shooting the assailant twice. The wounded suspect fired once into the air as he fell to the ground. His accomplices grabbed him and took him to a hospital, where he died. Salinas has a concealed-carry permit.
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Pensacola, FL:
There were about 15 people enjoying a game of bingo at a gaming hall when a masked man wielding a shotgun ran into the room. The armed robber fired a round into the ceiling and demanded money. According to police, that's when bingo hall manager Chad England decided to take action. England retrieved a pistol from an office and shot the masked man, possibly preventing several tragedies. The suspect died enroute to the hospital.
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There are many more stories like these. To be continued.

Penny and Doug
Penny's Antiques & Wedgwood Pantry

Quote of the Day:
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them." --Zacharia Johnson, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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