NRA began collecting stories of lawful Americans defending themselves with a firearm in 1954. Since then, NRA’s official journals have amassed tens of thousands of such accounts from news sources around the country.
Each month, those accounts are chosen because they are recent. However, A1F Daily groups Armed Citizen accounts along common themes to make them relatable. Reading multiple accounts from supermarkets, doctor’s offices and churches, or from senior citizens or expectant mothers, helps us put ourselves in their shoes—or paws, as our logo suggests.
Enjoy this short walk through the best images from 2016’s Armed Citizen, and may they remind you to be alert and prepared in 2017.