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  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Ten minutes after Suzanne Carson’s husband left for work, she went back to bed with her 3-year-old daughter. Shortly thereafter, Carson heard a noise and went to check on her 4-year-old son sleeping down the hall. According to police, to Carson’s horror she saw a man tampering with the back door. She loaded a gun and shouted at the man to stop. Unabated, the intruder forced the door open and began to enter. Carson fired a single shot, but the brazen suspect continued his advance. Two more shots, however, and the suspect recognized the folly of breaking into the home of an armed citizen, and he fled the area. Carson’s husband had taken her shooting for the first time just a month prior. “I’m so proud of her for being able to protect herself and the kids,†he said. (WBIR YV-10, Knoxville, TN, 02/16/07)

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    A Miami attorney was exiting a parking lot after work when he was rushed by an armed robber with handcuffs in his pocket and wearing a ski mask. According to authorities, the attorney tried to race from the parking lot, but the security gate opened too slowly. His assailant aimed a pistol and, the victim believes, he tried to shoot but the gun malfunctioned. The victim retrieved a handgun from his glove box and fired several shots at his assailant, killing him. A second, hidden suspect also fled. (The Miami Herald, Miami, FL, 03/03/07)

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    Doug Magnus and his wife were startled by the sound every homeowner fears—a loud noise at the door during the midnight hour. Police say Magnus, armed with a firearm, went to investigate. Just outside the door, he encountered a man wearing a ski mask who fired several shots. Magnus returned a single round, killing his assailant. (The Times, Gainesville, GA, 01/23/07)

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    A homeowner heard a loud noise at the rear of his home and observed three men in hooded jackets, at least one of them carrying a handgun. According to authorities, he shouted for the intruders to leave but they ignored his plea and began forcing their way inside. But the resident wasn’t going to let that happen. He fired two shots at the advancing men, and they fled the home. One suspect died and his former accomplices are in custody. The assistant prosecutor noted the seriousness of the matter: “Three men planned to do something in the house even after learning and hearing the homeowner was inside.†(The Detroit News, Detroit, MI, 02/14/07)

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    Police say a burglar kicked in Joseph Patrick’s basement door and began sifting through his belongings. Patrick, a much-liked neighbor and World War II veteran, was well over twice the intruder’s age, but he had the great equalizer on his side: a firearm. Armed with a .32-caliber handgun, Patrick ordered the man to lie on the floor and spread his arms while he called police. When the intruder stood and made a move, Patrick fired a shot, hitting the man and causing him to flee. Patrick thought the suspect fled the home, but when police arrived the suspect bolted from a closet and into the arms of a responding officer. “I don’t feel good about shooting that guy, but he broke into my home,†explains Patrick. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, PA, 01/27/07)

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    According to authorities, a homeowner armed himself and called 9-1-1 to report several males ringing his doorbell incessantly. While the homeowner talked to a dispatcher, the men hopped a gate and entered the backyard where they tried to enter the residence through a back window. The homeowner fired several shots, killing one of the suspects. The other men fled, and one was arrested shortly thereafter. At least one neighbor said he no longer felt as safe in his home, and he intends to make sure he’s better fortified against criminal assault. “That makes me want to buy a gun now,†he said. “I should buy one to defend my family. You have to be safe†(Summerlin News, Henderson, NV, 01/26/07)
     
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    MP, Those are some great armed citizen stories! Where are they from? (although I suspect I already know) :wink:
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

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    I thought the stories looked familiar...