Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Armed Citizen As Reported by the NRA

West Palm Beach, FL:
Police believe an armed intruder may have used a sliding glass door to enter the home of the Miller family. Their dogs began barking, waking Miller and his wife. Miller retrieved his .38 caliber pistol and readied himself as the masked intruder approached the bedroom door. It is unclear who fired the first shot. When the exchange of gunfire ended, the intruder lay dead. The Millers were not injured.

Saginaw, MI:
Mr Creed had just finished helping a customer at his insurance agency when two men burst in wearing masks and carrying pistols. Police say the intruders forced Creed to an office in the rear of the store, which, unbeknownst to them, was where he stored a revolver. Creed kept his cool as they neared his gun. "It was none of the flashy lights," he explained. "It was, 'If you're gonna live, this is what you gotta do', and you think about it real fast. It was pretty clear-headed". Creed grabbed his revolver and shot one of the men several times, causing both assailants to run. Police apprehended the suspects and discovered that their pistols were realistic toys.

Columbia, S.C.:
According to police, a homeowner pulled into his driveway and watched in astonishment as a burglar carried items out of his back door. He confronted the burglar, who drew a knife and sliced the homowner's arm. During the ensuing wrestling match, the homeowner tossed the burglar into the pool for a February swim. He retrieved a rifle before the burglar could exit the water and ordered him to stand in the middle of the pool until police arrived.

There are many more stories like these. To be continued.


Penny and Doug
Benefactor Members of the NRA

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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