The Armed Citizen® April 5, 2021

by
posted on April 5, 2021
The Armed Citizen

Armed Citizen® Today

A man in Lookeba, Okla., defended himself and his property from two armed burglars on March 22, 2021.

The incident started when the man noticed two strange men walking around the outside of his home. He called his brother-in-law who lived up the road, asking him to come help him since he was "fixing to get burglarized." The two intruders went to the back door of the home and then began kicking it in. When the would-be burglars made their way inside the residence, the homeowner fired at the two with a firearm.

The two robbers then fired back at the man and fled the residence. As the two made their getaway in a car, one of the homeowner's family members chased them. Eventually, they crashed into a tree and ran off on foot. They were spotted in a field and police captured both of them after an hours-long manhunt. Both of the armed burglars were found with meth and were convicted felons. (news9.com, Oklahoma City, Okla., 04/01/2021)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives January 1989

An 89-year-old Ft. Wayne, Ind. woman was talking on the phone when the line went dead. Later, she heard noises and thought someone was trying to break in. So she headed out the door to a neighbor’s house to call the police. But, as she opened the door, a man wearing a black hood pushed her back into the house.

Her 91-year-old husband heard the commotion and grabbed a shotgun. The hooded man told the husband to get back, but when the resident continued to advance, the hooded man fled. “The gun saved us,” the woman said. “Boy, did he run.” (The News Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind.)

Latest

ARTV2907RR Model70supergrade 1
ARTV2907RR Model70supergrade 1

Rifleman Review: Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Maple

Watch this American Rifleman Television segment of "Rifleman Review" from 2020 to learn more about the Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Maple in .308 Win.

The G36: Glock's Subcompact .45

Introduced in 1999, the Glock G36 offers the power of a .45 ACP chambering in a small and relatively lightweight package.

2021 Rifle of the Year: Benelli Lupo

American Rifleman is pleased to announce 2021 Rifle of the Year goes to Benelli USA for its Lupo bolt action.

Sonoran Desert Institute Honored for Veteran Hiring Efforts

Sonoran Desert Institute was recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor for its efforts in hiring and recruiting veterans with the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

NRA 150: First Gold For American Riflemen

The modern Olympics, as we know them today, started in 1896, and there were shooting events at the games as early as Athens in 1906. After all, the man who put the games together, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was himself a French pistol champion. Neither the United States nor Great Britain sent rifle teams to Athens, but that changed for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.

New For 2021: Springfield Armory 1911 Ronin EMP

Springfield Armory blended features from its Ronin 1911 lineup with its popular carry-size EMP pistol to create a carry-friendly 1911 with top-tier elements.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.