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Sharon Doyle, 46, was working alone at Stan's Health Food just after 5 p.m. when a man walked into the store and threatened her with a knife.  He walked behind the counter, picked up the cash register and smashed it on the floor.  As he stooped to pick up the scattered bills, Doyle reached for her revolver.  The robber stood up and held his knife to Doyle's chest, prompting her to open fire.  The robber was struck once in the chest.  The assailant was later taken to a local hospital where he died of his injury.  Doyle was reportedly shaken, but unharmed during the hold-up.  Her father commented on the incident, "I never thought it would happen like this, but, if it had to happen, I'm glad it was this way."  (Philadelphi Daily News, Mayfair, PA, 6/24/14)

This month's posting reflects an example from "studies [which] indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances.  Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property."

Reproduced from NRA's September 2014 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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