The Armed Citizen® Rewind June 23, 2023

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

by posted on June 23, 2023
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After two domestic violence incidents and two ensuing protective orders, a disgraced former police officer continued to stalk his ex-girlfriend. The man had a history of domestic violence as far back as 2012, with the two most recent incidents occurring in 2020 and 2021. The current protective order required that he stay away from the victim and surrender all weapons. However, the serial domestic abuser showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home. He was being treated for a narcissistic personality disorder and had prior law enforcement training. The victim was able to protect herself from a man with means, motive and a history of violence. She fatally shot the intruder and, after hours of interviews and cooperation with authorities, is not expected to face charges for defending herself. (wusa9.com, Mt. Airy, Md., 2/27/22)

Around 3 a.m. a woman returned home from work and got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend. He struck her in the face and hit her on the head multiple times and prevented her from escaping. She then attempted to retrieve her pistol from the bedroom and leave the house, but the boyfriend continued his aggression and would not let her leave. She pointed the firearm at him and pulled the trigger. The man grabbed the gun as it was firing and the bullet went through his hand. The woman ran outside screaming for help, prompting neighbors to call 9-1-1. The man was taken to the hospital and then arrested on his third domestic violence charge. The victim was not charged for defending herself in her home. (Cleveland19.com, Wickliffe, Ohio, 2/22/22)

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