The Armed Citizen® June 27, 2014

by
posted on June 27, 2014
ac2009_fs.jpg (7)

Two men arranged to meet one another about a Craigslist ad for a motorcycle. When they met, the man who posted the ad pulled out a gun and pointed it at the buyer, who was with his daughter and father. The buyer pulled out his own pistol and fired at the armed suspect causing him to flee. The family called police and reported the incident. Officers located the suspect and he was treated for his gunshot wounds. Investigators reportedly found ski masks and batons in the suspect's car. He had been previously convicted of various crimes including arson, theft and aggravated robbery. (Dallas News, Dallas, Texas, 12/3/13)

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a breaking and entering incident around 8:40 a.m. When police arrived, they discovered that the homeowner had shot and killed one of several suspects. After the shot was fired, the other suspects were seen fleeing the area. The homeowner was reportedly not injured during the attempted break-in. "They were breaking into his house; you've got a right to defend yourself," Sheriff Brindell Wilkins Jr. said of the incident. "The suspect had a gun and a knife." (The Daily Dispatch, Oxford, N.C., 5/14/14)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives

November 1970: Henry O. Coldani, Jr., a Stockton, Calif., bar owner, heard breaking glass at a wig shop next door, picked up his pistol and went to investigate. He found a burglar leaving the shop and held him until officers arrived. (Stockton, Calif., Record)

Latest

man shooting bergara rifle outdoors
man shooting bergara rifle outdoors

Trend-Setting Precision: Manufacturer-Run Long-Range Clinics

A quiet trend has begun in firearm industry and, judging by the response, the approach could quickly spread. While more and more gun companies are holding highly successful free events that provide fans a chance to take their latest models for a short “test drive” at a range, a pair of precision-rifle companies have launched something very different.

Review: CMMG Banshee Mk10 Pistol

CMMG offers its radial delayed blowback action Banshee line of large-format pistols based off the AR-15 in a 10 mm Auto chambering as well, with the Banshee Mk10.

NRA Gun Of The Week: Franchi Affinity Turkey Elite

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Franchi USA Affinity Turkey Elite in 20 gauge, a package designed for the pursuit of wild turkey.

The Armed Citizen® Sept. 23, 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.

Preview: Skeeter Hawk Mosquito Repellents

Skeeter Hawk’s mosquito-repelling products make use of all-natural essential oils instead of harsh chemicals to help keep the flying insects away.

Springfield Launches New Online Shopping Experience

The revamped and enhanced experience is designed to ensure customers find exactly what they want quickly—and for a great price.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.