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A pair of armed citizen stories have provided a couple of perfect examples of the fact that guns are the great equalizer, as two women used their lawfully owned firearms to hold suspects for police in two very different scenarios.
Just a few days ago, Oregonian Kat Cast caught a suspected arsonist on her property in a part of the state that’s been beset by wildfires. In a post on Facebook, Cast described driving into her family’s secluded 10-acre property with her son and spotting a stranger standing on her driveway.
He was looking at our equipment, vehicles and excavator. He was holding only matches in hand when I drove up on him. Then he started walking towards me and my son really fast. I yelled at him not to get any closer and gave two warning shots from inside my vehicle. That slowed down his pace towards us. Then he moved further away to the side and into our field. I circled around him with my vehicle and made him walk down my gravel road. I didn’t know if he was alone or if he had entered my home or started a fire somewhere in our property or the many acres of forest surrounding our property. All I knew is that I needed to keep my 13 year old boy safe and get this criminal out of here.