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Friday, February 5, 2016

Alaska man stops thief while exercising his right to permitless carry, Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage, Alaska, 01/20/16

22-year-old Matthew Willhite was at a shopping mall in Anchorage, Alaska with his girlfriend and her family when he witnessed a thief in a physical altercation with security guards. Willhite went to see if he ...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

92-year-old World War II veteran scares off home invader, CBS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif. 02/01/16

92-year-old World War II veteran Joe Milspa was at home in San Jacinto, Calif. when he heard a suspicious noise. It was a man attempting to break through his door with an ax. Milspa retrieved ...

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Armed Marine veteran saves deputy, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 01/28/16

On January 19, Bastrop County, Texas Deputy Dylan Morris attempted to pull over a vehicle due to the driver’s erratic behavior. The driver did not initially comply, but eventually stopped at a gas station. Once ...

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Armed Citizen shoots pair of robbers, WAVY, Hampton Roads, Va. 01/29/16, WTKR, Hampton Roads, Va. 01/29/16

A pair of men entered a gift card establishment in Hampton, Va. and attempted to rob the store. An employee responded to the threat by retrieving a gun and shooting both thieves, killing one and ...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Homeowner fights off armed robbers, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, St. Tammany Parish, La. 01/25/16

A trio of robbers, at least one of whom was armed with a gun, attempted to con their way into a home in Slidell, La. One of the thieves approached the home and told the ...

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Armed clerk fends off robber, Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, Ga. 01/21/16

A masked man entered Lay’s Food Mary in Athens, Ga., passed a note to the clerk that read “[g]ive me all you money or else,” and made a motion indicating he was armed. The clerk ...

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Chicago cellphone store employee fights off a pair of armed robbers, WLS-TV, Chicago, Ill. 01/13/16, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Ill. 01/14/16

A pair of men armed with handguns entered a T-Mobile store in Chicago, Ill. in an attempt to rob the establishment. An employee, and Right-to-Carry permit holder, responded to the threat by drawing a gun ...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Store owner protects business from armed robbers, NBC Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. 01/11/16

A group of three armed men entered Ms. Jessie’s Stop N Shop corner store in Philadelphia and attempted to rob the establishment. The store owner responded to the threat by opening fire on the criminals, ...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Armed neighbor saves boy from pit bull mauling, KDKA, Pittsburgh, Pa. 01/10/16

A husband and wife were at home in Pittsburgh, Pa. when the wife heard the screams of a 14-year-old neighbor. The boy was calling for help, as his 7-year-old brother was under attack by a ...

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Monday, January 11, 2016

65-year-old woman shoots robber, New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, N.H. 01/05/16, WMUR, Manchester, N.H. 01/06/16

After leaving a gas station in Manchester, N.H. in her vehicle, a 4-foot-11 65-year-old grandmother noticed that a car was following her. After parking at her apartment building, the woman was making her way inside ...

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