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The Armed Citizen® August 2010

In February an NRA-supported federal law went into effect permitting people who may legally carry firearms to do so in many previously gun-free national parks. Three months later, a backpacker chose to exercise the new right while hiking in Alaska’s Denali National Park.

Book Review: Self-Defense Laws of All 50 States

This 556-page book identifies and explains each state’s self-defense laws, with an emphasis on translating legal jargon into plain, understandable English.

Multi-Function Self-Defense and Survival Hiking Staffs

The Original Survival Staff from Crawford Knives is a customizable combination of a stability aid and self-defense tool. Find out how the staff works.

The Art of the Double Tap

This self-defense staple is easily understood, but harder to master.

The Armed Citizen® October 2010

A man, his wife and his school-age brother were asleep in their apartment when an intruder forced his way inside. Illegally wielding a gun, the suspect ordered the tenants into the bathroom. The male tenant asked to retrieve a blanket-a ruse to go get his pistol.

The Armed Citizen® November 2010

A gas station clerk was working the register when a man walked in and confronted him. He slid a note to the clerk with the words "money now" inscribed on it and demanded the safe be opened. The clerk ran from the store and attempted to phone police, but his assailant quickly caught up with him.

The Armed Citizen® December 2010

His delivery completed, a pizza driver began to drive away when a masked man accosted him with a shotgun and announced a robbery. The driver drew a handgun that he was licensed to carry and shot the suspect.

The Armed Citizen® January 2011

Boom! A ruckus woke a woman and her two young children. Her first thought was that an earthquake had occurred, and she quickly called her husband at work to confirm it. No earthquake had been reported.

The Armed Citizen® February 2011

Police said a 32-year-old man was leaving a fast-food restaurant when a robber approached him, demanded cash and threatened him with a box cutter. The would-be victim, who had a concealed carry permit, acted quickly, drawing a handgun and shooting his attacker.

The Armed Citizen® March 2011

Police said six men with ties to California's Sureno gang drove into a rural area intent on committing burglaries. Maybe they thought there wouldn't be as strong a police presence outside the city, but they forgot an important detail: Many rural homes contain firearms and folks who know how to use them.

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