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The Spartanburg Herald, Journal, Spartanburg, S.C. 08/30/11

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Boiling Springs, S.C. homeowner was driving home when he noticed a car was following him. After the homeowner turned into his driveway, two people got out the suspicious car and attempted to rob him. The homeowner retrieved a gun from the glove box of his vehicle and fired at the criminals, killing one and causing the other to flee. Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Officer Lt. Tony Ivey, made clear that the homeowner acted within his rights, stating, “South Carolina law has long established the right for citizens to protect themselves from assault.” The armed citizen noted that he did not relish being forced to protect himself, remarking, “My prayers go out to the family of the other man.”

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