The Armed Citizen® December 11, 2013

by
posted on December 11, 2013
ac2009_fs.jpg (1)

Injuries sustained to Anthony Wilson's face, torso, arms and legs were severe, but he was last reported to be in good condition after he was attacked by two dogs in his neighborhood. The dogs escaped from a yard early one afternoon and attacked 77-year-old Wilson. He tried to seek refuge under a pickup truck with little success. The dogs snapped at his legs and continued to bite and claw him, trying to drag him from the protection of the vehicle. A neighbor heard Wilson's cries for help and responded quickly when he saw the dogs attacking. The neighbor retrieved a firearm and attempted to scare the dogs away. But when the dogs then turned their attention to the neighbor, he fired, killing both animals. (The Times-Tribune, Dunmore, PA, 7/3/13)

An intruder entered a Ville Platte home with a gun at around 1 a.m. Sunday, intending to rob the owners. The homeowner said her kids were in bed when the intruder entered the front door wearing a black ski mask. He walked to the back of the house and confronted a friend of the homeowner, putting a gun to his head and demanding money. The friend refused, according to the homeowner, and the intruder attempted to fire the gun but it jammed and a fight broke out. Local police found the intruder fatally wounded on the kitchen floor, apparently killed by his own handgun. (DailyWorld.com, Ville Platte, La., 12/3/13)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

March 1972: Walter Marley, 64, of Philadelphia, Pa., heard strange noises in a neighbor's unoccupied apartment and went, gun in hand, to investigate. He arrived as three burglars were leaving. When one resisted, Marley wounded two of them. (The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa.)

Latest

Shoottocure
Shoottocure

Remington Hosts Inaugural Shoot To Cure Fundraiser

The Remington Gun Club hosted the inaugural Shoot to Cure charitable fundraiser, a sporting clays event in support of the Arkansas Children's Foundation, on Friday, September 23, in Lonoke, Ark.

Review: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter

Winchester Repeating Arms added the Super X semi-automatic shotgun to its catalog back in 1974—a design that is now in its fourth generation—but it wasn’t until 2022 that the company produced a version that ejected to the left for use by the approximately 10 percent of the shooting public that is left-handed.

The Rifleman Report: American Tradition

The firearm industry has been a part of America since its founding, and while many companies have come and gone, a few have been on the scene for a century or longer.

Preview: Streamlight BearTrap

The BearTrap from Streamlight is a rechargeable work light with a unique design that allows it to be used hands-free almost anywhere.

This Old Gun: Model 1907 Savage Automatic

Following many European militaries’ trend toward the adoption of semi-automatic pistols, in 1907, the United States Army held a series of trials with the aim of selecting a self-loader for its own forces.

The Armed Citizen® Oct. 3, 2022

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

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.