The Armed Citizen® August 31, 2011

by
posted on August 31, 2011
ac2009_fs.jpg

When three men claiming to be contractors told 86-year-old Walter Peppel that his roof was leaking-and that he needed to pay them $11,700 to fix it-he smelled a rat. The roof was in good condition, and the men had no uniforms, business cards or logo on their vehicle. One of the men was so bold as to climb atop Peppel’s roof without permission, claiming he needed to inspect it. Peppel told the men to leave the house. Instead, they shouted at Peppel, frightening his wife and demanding he pay them to fix the roof. That’s when Peppel got his original Winchester Model 94 lever-action and pointed it at the scammers. They fled before the Peppels could record their license plate number. (Pocono Record, Stroudsburg, PA, 05/09/11)

The Armed Citzen Extra

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

A Fresno, Calif., farmer was irrigating his fields late one evening when he noticed a car pull up to a man on a nearby road. When it became apparent that the men in the car were attempting to rob the man on the road, the farmer drew his handgun and intervened. Pointing his gun at the men in the car, he told them to get off of the property, and the men immediately sped away. (The Fresno Bee, Fresno, CA, 08/18/11)

From The Armed Citizen Archives

August 1976: Mackroy Griffin was checking the gas pumps at the Atlanta, Ga., car rental agency where he works when a man struck him on the head with a sawed-off shotgun and snarled, "Don't move or I'll kill you." Griffin knocked the weapon aside, drew a pistol and shot his assailant, who fled. Police later questioned a suspect with a gunshot wound who entered a local hospital. (The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Ga.)

Latest

Magazine
Magazine

These Magazines are the Standard

Firearms magazines capable of holding 10 or more rounds, often mislabeled as “high-capacity” or “large-capacity” magazines, are overwhelmingly preferred nationally by law-abiding gun owners.

Can Mexico Get Away With This?

A group of Mexican officials, in coordination with American gun-control proponents, want to make American firearms manufacturers pay billions of dollars because of the violent, evil actions of drug cartels in Mexico.

This Professor is Not Politically Correct

This is a perspective on the Second Amendment worth hearing.

From the Editor | A Time for Celebration

The NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, held in Dallas, Texas, next month, are a time for celebration of freedom.

Standing Guard | NRA Members Put Tough Talk Into Even Tougher Action

NRA members show, year after year, that they will stand and fight for freedom.

President’s Column | Don’t Fall For Oft-Repeated Lies

It is no surprise that the enemies of our freedom have been lying for decades, but today, their lies are more dangerous than ever.



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