Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Armed Citizen as told by the NRA

Tyler, TX: The residents of an apartment complex say their typically safe neighborhood had fallen victim to a rash of break ins. Crime reached its zenith when someone broke into an apartment occupied by a woman and her children. The woman retreated to her bedroom with the children, locked the door and armed herself with a handgun. According to police, when the suspect approached the bedroom door, the woman fired a single shot. The suspect was found outside the complex suffering from a gunshot wound. He was placed under armed guard at the hospital.

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Dunn, N.C.: A turkey farmer was driving his tractor down the road for refueling when he noticed a strange car, its trunk open, parked in his garage. Parking his tractor in front of the car, he reached into his pickup for a .22 caliber rifle. Police say that's when a man kicked open the farmer's back door and stepped outside with his arms full of electronics and money. The farmer yelled at him and when he saw the gun, he set the stuff down and ran back into the house. The suspect slipped on the linoleum inside the home and the farmer held him at gunpoint for police. Police are investigating the suspect's involvement in several other break ins.

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Athens, AL: A nurse was home with her sick children when a man knocked on the door. She had never seen him before, so she quieted the children and did not answer. Undeterred, the man circled the house and tried to kick in the kitchen door, prompting the nurse to hide her children in a closet and telling them to call 911. She retrieved a .38 caliber revolver, peered down the hall and saw the burglar standing in the living room. She came at him and started firing; and the burglar fled the scene. Speaking to a reporter, the nurse urged other women to consider gun ownership and to take firearm training classes.

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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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