The Armed Citizen® April 20, 2015

posted on April 20, 2015
ac2009_fs.jpg (5)

Alice Woodruff heard noises outside her home around 10:30 a.m. When she went to investigate, she found a nude man attacking her dog in the backyard. Woodruff grabbed her pistol as a family member dialed 9-1-1. She then ran to her car to retrieve the gun’s magazine. She kept her distance from the man and warned him not to come toward her as he ranted about being with ISIS and having Ebola. He then claimed to be the anti-Christ. Woodruff held the man at gunpoint until police arrived shortly thereafter. After a nearly two-hour chase, the assailant was arrested and is expected to be charged after his release from psychiatric placement in a local hospital. (Republican American, Waterbury, CT, 10/24/14) F

The Armed Citizen® Extra
A 37-year-old North Knoxville woman was at home in her apartment at 11 a.m. Monday morning when she answered a knock at her door and an unknown male burst inside, grabbed her and forced her onto the bed. According to the authorities, the suspect told the victim that he liked her hair and wanted to cut it. The struggle continued until the resident was able to reach for a handgun on the nightstand, at which point the assailant fled the apartment. The woman received minor injuries during the incident; however, she refused medical treatment. (Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN, 3/24/15)

From the Armed Citizen® Archives
October 1980
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Shock were suspicious when a young man came to their isolated New Paris, Ohio, home, awakening them to use the telephone. Minutes later, the man returned to their door and attempted to drag Mr. Shock outside. When a second man came through the door with a shotgun and attempted to get a bead on her struggling husband, Mrs. Shock fired at him with a handgun. He fled and later was found dead nearby. Mr. Shock’s assailant also fled, but later surrendered to authorities. (The Daily News, Dayton, OH)

Latest

Campbell 45 Colt 1
Campbell 45 Colt 1

The .45 Colt: History and Performance

From the Single Action Army to various other revolvers and lever-action rifles, the .45 Colt cartridge has more than a century of history and is still a favorite of many enthusiasts today.

FN PS90: The Space-Age Bullpup Carbine

When introduced in the 1990s, the FN P90 PDW was far different from more traditional carbines with its design and chambering. It design and layout are truly unique, and even two decades later the semi-automatic PS90 is still popular and futuristic.  

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

NRA Gun of the Week: Black Aces Tactical Pro Series L

Known for coming up with some unique shotgun models, Black Aces Tactical has a stand-out shotgun with its Pro Series Lever-action shotgun design.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

Rifleman Q&A: An Albanian SKS?

The Albanian SKS is a rather rare variant of the SKS rifle. Very little is known about its background, as compared to other versions. Read on.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter