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Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Ariz., 5/31/00

Monday, January 1, 2001

The rhythmic pounding of an evening jog gave way to a pulse-pounding life-or-death struggle for a Tucson, Ariz., man who found himself the prey of a nefarious duo. As the resident jogged down a city street, two men one armed with a 5" knife approached from behind and commenced an attack, according to police. After the knife-wielding assailant shouted a threat, the jogger fired his 9 mm handgun. One assailant ended up at a local hospital while the other was treated to a stay in the Pima County Jail. The victim later stated, "At some point in their lives, people get involved in a violent situation. I figured it was bound to happen at some point. That's why I got a [gun] permit."

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