From the Armed Citizen® Archives
Ww1 Veteran, Charles Griffen, 80,
entered his Jacksonville, Fla., home
and spotted three intruders
running to the rear of the house.
They had knocked down his wife
and choked her. While grabbing his
shotgun, which he kept near the
door, Griffen noticed that his M1
was missing. In the back of his
house, he trapped one of the men.
Then Griffen heard a noise and
turned to see his own Mi in the
hands of a robber. "I shot him,"
Griffen said. "I only got him
because he used the sights and I
shot from the hip." Two of the
assailants fled while the wounded
one remained there for the police.
(The Journal, Jacksonville, Fla.)