The Armed Citizen® August 26, 2011

by
posted on August 26, 2011
ac2009_fs.jpg

Tim Lewis was at the park throwing a Frisbee for his German shepherd when he said “all hell broke loose.” Three pit bulls, all off-leash, quickly advanced upon his dog and one of them attacked. Lewis tried to pull the pit bull off, but then the other two joined in. The owner of the pit bulls showed up and helped Lewis pull back the most aggressive pit bull, but then it turned on Lewis. That’s when Lewis, a concealed-carry permit holder, drew his pistol and fired a shot, striking the attacking dog. The wounded dog was recovering after surgery. “If I didn’t have my gun, I’d be dead right now,” Lewis said. “It’s not something I wanted to do. I love animals.” (Kirkland Patch, Kirkland, WA, 05/21/11)

The Armed Citizen Extra

(The following account did not appear in the print version of American Rifleman.)

Jason Bennett, the manager of a Florida pizza shop, had closed up the restaurant for the evening and was heading out to his car when he saw something move out of the corner of his eye. Suddenly, Bennett saw a man holding a gun to the back of his coworker's head, demanding money. Bennett moved quickly, knocking the gun out of the attacker's hands. Bennett's coworker, a concealed-carry permit holder, grabbed his .38-caliber revolver and held the would-be robber at gunpoint until police arrived. (St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL, 08/13/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archive

August 1976: After waiting until all customers had left, two men, one wearing a long coat, entered a Fontana, Calif., book store and approached the clerk Larry Singleton. When Singleton saw a gun being pulled from under the coat, he snatched up a pistol from beneath the counter and fired two shots. Both would-be robbers ran. (The Sun-Telegram, San Bernardino, CA)

Latest

Joe Biden, Pelosi Illustration
Joe Biden, Pelosi Illustration

The Races That Will Decide Our Freedom

Whether a majority of pro-freedom candidates win in this midterm election will depend on how the individual races highlighted here turn out. That being said, every local, state and congressional race matters.

The Lovely Art of Going Afield, Shotgun in Hand

The stories we write as we go afield and tell later are what it is all about.

The Armed Citizen® September 23, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Goes After Law-Abiding Americans

Anti-Second Amendment politicians routinely attack law-abiding Americans and demonize firearms manufacturers, all while ignoring the truth.

Why Illinois Will Likely See Even More Violent Crime

As we near a midterm election on November 8, a lot of anti-Second Amendment politicians have been blaming guns in general, or our Second Amendment rights in particular, for recent rises in violent-crime rates.

From Editor: This Is Not A Culture War

If gun-control advocates were honest, they would look at what really makes Americans safer, but they aren't interested in this. In reality, they're far more interested in something else.

Interests



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.