The Armed Citizen® October 27, 2017

posted on October 27, 2017
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Opportunists didn’t wait long to strike after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August. While most sought shelter, those with a criminal mindset saw the aftermath of the storm as an invitation to loot businesses or burglarize homes. Thus was the case in Corpus Christi, Texas, when a homeowner shot an intruder in the head after the suspect broke into his home shortly after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall. The alleged burglar was taken to a hospital. (Caller Times, Corpus Christi, TX, 8/26/17) 

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 23-year-old man attempted to rob a 25-year-old man during broad daylight hours. Unfortunately for the robber, the would-be victim, a licensed concealed-carry holder, shot the assailant in the left groin. The wounded criminal was taken to the hospital and placed under arrest. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feltonville, PA, 5/16/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
October 1971
Tony Charvat and his family returned from church one Sunday to find a car with its engine running parked in the driveway of their home near Wichita, Kan. Their front door had been forced, so Charvat got a shotgun and made a search. He caught a burglar in one bedroom and held the man for the police. (The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS)


Henry And Brownells
Henry And Brownells

Henry and Brownells Recognize Iwo Jima Flag-Raiser

Henry Repeating Arms and Brownells have partnered together to honor a World War II Marine, Harold "Pie" Keller, who helped raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

The .17 Winchester Super Magnum Cartridge

Spurred by the creation of the .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire, Winchester introduced it own .17-cal. rimfire magnum cartridge in the form of the .17 Winchester Super Magnum, or .17 WSM.

NRA Joins Texas Governor For Constitutional Carry Bill Signing

Prominent NRA leaders joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the Alamo for the signing of House Bill 1927 making Texas a Constitutional Carry state.

Best Seller: Taurus C45 Thunderbolt

The Taurus C45 Thunderbolt, despite not being offered since production stopped in 2010, still ranks at the top of the list a decade later, being the fourth most sold pump-action rifle of 2020.

ARTV: The Men and Guns of D-Day

Watch this segment of American Rifleman Television to learn more about the men of D-Day and the firearms they used during "The Great Crusade."

FN Awarded $92 Million Contract for M240s and Receivers

FN America was awarded a contract valued at $92 million to produce more M240 machine guns and spare receivers for the U.S. Army, on top of the other contracts it was awarded last year.


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