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Monday, November 23, 2015

Armed gas station employee halts gun-wielding man,, Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/21/15, WCPO, Cincinnati, Ohio, 11/20/15

A man entered a Marathon gas station in Cincinnati, Ohio, pulled out a gun and menaced two store employees. One of the employees responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminal, striking him ...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Homeowner fights off four intruders, KSAT, San Antonio, Texas 11/15/15

A group of four people attempted to break into a home in San Antonio, Texas by removing an air conditioning unit from a window and crawling inside. The homeowner responded to the break-in by retrieving ...

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Armed homeowner scares off attacker, KTVA, Anchorage, Alaska 11/13/15

A homeowner was in their house in Anchorage, Alaska when they heard a knock at the door. The homeowner retrieved a gun and went to answer the door. Upon opening the door, an intruder pepper-sprayed ...

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elderly woman scares off home invader, WSVN, Miami, Fla. 11/11/15

88-year-old Arlene Orms was at home alone in Miami, Fla. when an intruder kicked in her door. Orms responded by retrieving a .25-caliber pistol and firing at the home invader, prompting the criminal to flee. ...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Armed robbers fought off in attempted jewelry store heist, The Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C. 11/3/15

Three masked robbers entered Long Jewelers in Winston-Salem, N.C., drew guns, and began smashing display cases and collecting jewelry. A worker in the back of the store became aware of the robbery and retrieved a ...

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Store employees fell armed robbers, WFMZ, Allentown, Pa. 11/01/15

A trio of men, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, entered Latino's Meat Market ...

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Elderly couple fights off real monsters on Halloween,, Helena, Ark. 11/01/15

An elderly couple were at home Halloween night, when the doorbell rang. Prepared to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, the wife opened the door to find four armed robbers, at least two of whom were ...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Right-to-Carry permit holder defends himself against armed robbers, FOX 2 Detroit, Detroit, Mich. 10/19/15

A 23-year-old Right-to-Carry permit holder was waiting for a bus after work when a trio of armed men ...

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Liquor store employee shoots armed robber, WLKY, Louisville, Ky. 09/28/15

An armed criminal entered Liquor World in Louisville, Ky. and attempted to rob the store. An employee on ...

KPTV, Portland, Ore. 9/22/15  

Friday, September 25, 2015

Elderly man fights off intruder, KPTV, Portland, Ore. 9/22/15

A 72-year-old man was at home in Gold Beach, Ore. when two women broke into his home, tied him up and stole his property. Later on, one of the women left the scene, but the ...

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