Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Armed Citizen

A local (to me) armed citizen story:

Redding, California woman on phone with 911 kills intruder

A Redding woman called police early this morning, armed herself with a gun and shot an intruder while talking to dispatchers, Redding police reported.

The suspect died at the scene.

According to police, the woman, Donna Hopper, 66, called police after noting a person in her yard on Branstetter Lane.

The suspect description matched that of a person confronted by a Roger Funk Cars security guard at about 4 a.m. this morning.

Police were responding to that call when Hopper's call came in.

While Hopper was on the phone, the suspect broke a window to Hopper's bedroom and she fired multiple shots, hitting the intruder at least once.

The identity of the suspect has not been released and investigation is ongoing.

Want even more stories? Visit The Armed Citizen blog.

Other accounts of self-defense collected on this blog:
Shopkeeper Defends Himself and Employees,
2nd Amendment Saves a Pregnant Woman,
Armed Student Saves 10 People,
2nd Amendment vs. a Serial Rapist,
Crime Spree Stopped with the Simple Presentation of a Firearm.

Failures of Gun Control:
UK Government under reports gun violence to pretend their policies work
Scotland holds a Summit on their Failed Gun Policies, Chicago's gun ban continues to fail
Real Women's Rights (This one includes one of my favorite personal accounts)
Opposition to CA AB 2062
Knife Control?!
Protecting Children through Gun Control?
Futility of the Gun Banning Philosophy
A Contrast to VA Tech

Thoughts just prior to the release of DC v. Heller, with one of the best appellate court quotations ever.

Thoughts on publicized shootings: Shootings early in 2009, Alabama Shootings, Finland School Shooting. Remember: The only proven method to mitigate the disaster of a rogue criminal shooter is to have more first responders, e.g. CCW permit holders lawfully armed and on scene. These criminals do not respect "gun free" zones, but simply view them as target-rich opposition-free areas in which to slaughter innocents.

Carrying a firearm is an inherently civilized act.

Right to Carry Statistics.

Does Violence Beget Violence?

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