The Armed Citizen® June 15, 2014

by
posted on June 16, 2014
ac2009_fs.jpg (4)

A man driving with his vehicle's windows down was stopped at a red light when he was approached by another man he did not know. The stranger pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the driver and demanded that he get out of the vehicle. Instead, the driver refused and pulled out his own registered firearm. After being confronted with the gun, the would-be robber fled the scene on foot. (The Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, Fla., 11/14/13)

A masked man entered a liquor store armed with what turned out to be a pellet gun. The suspect jumped over the front counter and put the gun to an employee's head, demanding cash from the register.  He then stole a cell phone from another employee. One employee pulled out a firearm and shot the robber in the buttocks. The suspect fled the scene, but was later arrested just a few blocks away. It was reported that the suspect was in stable condition and will likely recover from the gunshot wound. No one else was injured during the robbery. (The Oakland Tribune, Oakland, Calif., 4/28/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives

August 1974: While cleaning her Benton Harbor, Mich., home one afternoon, Mrs. Patty Weimer was surprised by two burglars who demanded money. Struggling with her assailants, she managed to break free and yank a revolver from a drawer. The men fled. No shots were fired, according to police. (The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Mich.)

 

Latest

This summer, Federal Ammunition celebrated its 100th anniversary. John Zent, editor emeritus, had a chance to connect with two long-time employees and talk about their part of the journey.
This summer, Federal Ammunition celebrated its 100th anniversary. John Zent, editor emeritus, had a chance to connect with two long-time employees and talk about their part of the journey.

Federal's Big Celebration Between Friends

This summer, Federal Ammunition celebrated its 100th anniversary. John Zent, editor emeritus, had a chance to connect with two long-time employees and talk about their part of the journey.

Springfield Armory’s XD 45: The Wiley Clapp Review

Springfield’s 13-plus-one .45 ACP XD may prove to be the most popular offering in the company’s evolutionary polymer pistol line.

Preview: Black Ops | The Life Of A CIA Shadow Warrior

After finding himself in the middle of a firefight at the age of seven, Enrique “Ric” Prado and his middle-class family fled the horrors of the Cuban Revolution with the hope of finding a better life in America.

Review: Taurus G3X Hybrid

Combining the compact slide of the G3c with the capacity of the G3, the Taurus Taurus G3X Hybrid offers the grip feel of a full-size gun blended with a subcompact slide-and-barrel assembly.

NRA Gun Of The Week: IWI Masada Slim

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with a trimmed-down variant of IWI's striker-fired Masada duty pistol.

The Armed Citizen® Sept. 30, 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.