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The Armed Citizen® July 3, 2012

Rev. Henry Guyton, 71, a Baptist church pastor, called 911 one afternoon when a man at the church began acting as if he was having a heart attack. The man, 38-year-old Jesse Gates, left the church after being examined by EMS.

The Armed Citizen® July 17, 2012

Police were called after a man shot a pit bull that had attacked his 11-year-old son. The dog belonged to a neighbor and had broken free of its leash before it bit the boy. The boy’s father retrieved a handgun and fired one shot when the dog lunged toward him.

The Armed Citizen® June 4, 2021

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

Meeting with Fat Tony

All things, apparently, are a matter of perspective. When I told my teenage son that I was going to interview Emmy-nominated and Tony-award-winning actor, producer and writer Joe Mantegna, the first words out of his mount were, “Hey, isn’t he Fat Tony on the ‘Simpsons’?”

The Armed Citizen® July 10, 2012

Willie White, 75, was watching a basketball game at about 1:15 a.m. when he heard a steady banging at his door. White armed himself with a rifle before an 18-year-old intruder was able to kick in the door.

The Armed Citizen® July 24, 2012

Raymond Hiles, 25, was arrested after being treated for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was shot after breaking into the home of Fred Ricciutti, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran. Ricciutti had been asleep with his wife, who was ill at the time, and heard a noise at about 4:30 a.m.

The Armed Citizen® July 31, 2012

Two men forced their way into a home early one afternoon and began to assault the resident. During the scuffle, the resident managed to pull a handgun from his pocket and fire it multiple times. Both men fled the scene on foot.

The Armed Citizen® August 7, 2012

When 14-year-old Brady went to the kitchen for a glass of water late one night, he heard voices. Brady said, “I walked to the edge of the stairs and I [heard] them talking.

The Armed Citizen® August 14, 2012

After dropping off her teenage grandson, 57-year-old Lulu Campbell was sitting in her vehicle searching for her cell phone when two men approached with guns.

The Armed Citizen® August 21, 2012

Just hours after being served with a restraining order that prohibited him from going within two miles of the house, 43-year-old Sean Parsons arrived at the home of his ex-girlfriend Christina Lewis, 51, and her boyfriend Doug Snarski, 55.

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