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NRA's Armed Citizen

A church employee with a right-to-carry permit used his gun to scare off an attacker near the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Boulder, Colo.  A female parishioner was in the parking lot when her estranged husband confronted her with a knife and threatened to slit her throat.  A church employee, who was walking to his car at the time, witnessed the assault.  He pulled out his handgun and told the man to leave the woman alone.  The estranged husband fled but was later captured by police and faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and felony menacing.  The woman was taken to a hospital and treated for an abdominal stab wound.  No charges will be brought against the armed citizen.

(The Denver Post, Denver, Colo., 8/2/15)

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 November 2015 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanhunter.org)

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