Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

The Armed Citizen® December 1, 2017

The Armed Citizen® December 1, 2017

Police said a Washington state homeowner with a concealed-carry permit followed best practices to the letter after he stumbled upon a criminal who was on the lam. The armed citizen, who told police he has been actively training for defensive use of a handgun for more than a decade, said his lessons paid off in terms of having the restraint to not fire. The fleeing suspect, with four outstanding warrants against him, was armed with a baton-like object when the resident saw him several feet from his child’s bedroom. The law-abiding gun owner drew his gun from the holster, assumed a solid stance and held the suspect at gunpoint until the police arrived. (q13fox.com, Seattle, WA, 9/18/17)

The Armed Citizen® Extra
An intruder thought he had it made when he forced all of the occupants of the house he was robbing into the basement. According to police, when the trespasser entered the house around 7:30 a.m., he told the occupants he was going to rob them, and threatened them with a firearm. Fortunately, there was one male resident elsewhere in the home whom the robber had not seen, and was able to retrieve a handgun that he keeps for self-defense. When the intruder exited the basement and stepped into the kitchen, the resident shot the robber multiple times in the chest. (Post-Tribune, Hammond, IN, 9/22/17)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
December 1970
David Kline, a night-clerk in a Phoenix, Ariz., market, thwarted a robbery attempt by two youths during early morning hours. One grabbed Kline around the neck and held a knife to his stomach, while the other cleaned out the cash register. When two customers entered, the pair ran into the back of the store. That gave Kline an opportunity to grab a shotgun and apprehend the youths at the back door. (Gazette, Phoenix, AZ)

Comments On This Article

More Like This From Around The NRA