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The News, Hutchinson, KS, 8/17/93

Monday, November 1, 1993

Count NRA member Dale Tipton of Hutchinson, Kansas, among those who have defended themselves with a gun and have lost their jobs for doing so. Tipton was delivering pizzas for Pizza Hut after a range session with his AR-15 when three teens tried to rob him. When one of the teens threatened him with a gun, Tipton hopped back into his car and grabbed his rifle. "As soon as they saw it, they were trucking," said Tipton. Although the incident occured only a month after an unarmed driver was slain in Wichita and police said he did nothing wrong, Pizza Hut fired Tipton.

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