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Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA, 2/26/99

Tuesday, June 1, 1999

The day after Amy Sash's former boyfriend was released from jail, where he had been held on a charge of assaulting her, she purchased a Colt revolver for protection. The decision proved a fateful one when, only a few days later, the man--who was under order by a court to have no contact with her--kicked in the door of Sash's Des Moines, Iowa, residence. After warning him, Sash fired, sending her attacker to the hospital in serious condition. "[Y]ou have to protect yourself at some point," said Sash.
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