The Armed Citizen® Reload November 3, 2023

These recent accounts featuring brave armed women deserve a second read.

by posted on November 3, 2023
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An Ohio man broke into a home at about 2 a.m. and was immediately confronted by an armed homeowner, who fired one round from her handgun at him. The man was struck in the abdomen, according to reports. Police said that the woman was home with her two children when she heard a voice in the hallway. “You certainly have the right to have a gun in your home, the right to have gun on your person, the right to have gun in your car. It’s certainly your right to defend yourself in a situation like this,” said Sgt. Stewart Smith of the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. After the suspect was shot, he ran to a neighbor’s house for help. The neighbor called 9-1-1, telling operators that a man who had been shot was at their home and needed assistance. The Sheriff’s Office said that before the home invasion, the man had broken into at least four neighborhood cars. (WTVM.com, Columbus, Ga., 9/29/22)

An Alabama man was shot after allegedly forcing entry into the home of his estranged wife. The woman had been in the process of reinstating an expired restraining order on her husband. Fearing for her life, the woman fired once the 40-year-old man, hitting him in his abdomen. The man passed away at the hospital. The Russell County Sheriff’s Office said that the shooting was in self-defense. (ledger-enquirer.com; Hatchechubbee, Ala.; 10/31/22)

A would-be burglar broke into a rural Texas home at about 9 p.m., prompting a woman and her children to retreat to a bedroom for safety. The woman called 9-1-1, while the man attempted to access the bedroom. Ignoring her warnings that she had a gun and had called police , the man continued to try to breech the bedroom. Fearing for the lives of her family, the woman fired her gun once through the door. The intruder then fled, and was discovered by deputies about 100 yards away in an open field with a gunshot wound to his left arm. After administering medical care, the man was booked into a detention center. (ValleyCentral.com; Edinburg, Texas; 10/26/22)

Fearing for her life, a woman drew her handgun shot and wounded her boyfriend after he attempted to run her over with his vehicle. The woman then drove him to a hospital, where was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand. He was subsequently arrested, and faces charges of assault, family violence, impeding breathing/circulation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle). The woman was not charged. (IrvingWeekly.com; Irving, Texas; 11/4/22)

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