Pa. Lawmaker Says Concealed Pistol Made Difference

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who exchanged gunfire with a youth who was trying to rob him says the experience underscored the value of packing a gun.

State Rep. Marty Flynn, a former prison guard who’s licensed to carry a handgun, said Wednesday he thinks he might have been killed if he had not been carrying a concealed pistol.

Flynn and another legislator, Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, were accosted while they walked home near the Capitol on Tuesday night.

Flynn says the teenager was pointing his gun at Bizzarro when Flynn drew his pistol. In what Flynn says seemed like a blur, the youth fired one shot at Bizzarro and Flynn fired twice at the youth.

No one was injured. Police arrested four suspects who they allege committed another robbery Monday night.

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