Self Defense Stories For September 2020
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A man with a concealed carry permit in Arvada, Colo., defended himself when an armed man attempted to carjack him in the parking lot of a local supermarket on Aug. 28.
Around 12:30 p.m., the man was putting groceries into his car when the would-be carjacker walked up to him. The carjacker demanded the keys to the vehicle and pulled out a gun. Instead of handing over the keys as demanded, the man threw them onto the ground a few feet away, prompting the carjacker to go after them.
The distraction gave the man enough time to draw his concealed carry pistol and point it at the armed would-be assailant. Once the carjacker looked back up and saw the gun, the man told the assailant "Not happening. Not today." The carjacker then ran off without any shots being fired.
The man then yelled aloud to others in the parking lot that the person running off had tried to rob him at gunpoint. Police later found the carjacker a short time later nearby. As it turned out, he was attempting to steal a getaway vehicle after crashing another stolen vehicle in the area. (kdvr.com, Denver, Colo., 09/02/2020)
From the Armed Citizen® Archives March 1967
Mrs. Evelyn Jones, 58, of Los Angeles, was sitting on her porch when, shortly after 1 a.m., two strangers approached across her lawn. When she asked what they wanted, one raised a sawed-off .22 caliber rifle in a paper bag and snarled, "Don't move or I'll shoot!"
Mrs. Jones' dog lunged at the man, who fired one wild shot. Mrs. Jones drew the .38 revolver she carries "for protection" and killed the armed intruder. His companion fled. (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif.)
This article first appeared on American Rifleman