Employee Routs Assailant

Attempting to help a customer who had entered his Lancaster, Pennsylvania store, Jose Medina bent over to get cooking oil off a shelf. As he did so, the "customer" whipped out a baseball bat and smashed Medina over the head several times. Although injured and bleeding from a large cut, Medina managed to grab a pistol from behind the counter, prompting the assailant to flee.

From the July 5, 1994, Armed Citizen, citing the March 22, 1994, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, New Era.

Studies indicate that firearms are used over 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that 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 or limb, or, in some cases, property. Anyone is free to quote or reproduce these accounts. Send clippings to: The Armed Citizen, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030.