The Armed Citizen® June 13, 2014

by
posted on June 13, 2014
ac2009_fs.jpg

When Alan Abele, 68, crept outside to investigate the thumping sounds at his back door around 4 a.m., he found an unexpected trespasser. After quickly grabbing a flashlight and his .357 magnum pistol, Abele opened the door to his back porch and was met with an angry 200-lb., 6-ft. alligator. The animal sprang toward Abele. He said, "I was crouched down and looking around when he hit me hard enough to knock me into a planter. The next thing I knew he's coming at me with his jaws open. ..." Abele pulled the trigger just in time as the alligator was just inches away. Abele said he regrets having to kill the alligator, but was glad he had his gun with him. Abele suffered only a minor bruise during the attack. (Tampa Bay Times, Dunnellon, Fla., 10/24/13)

A homeowner was quick to act when his back door was kicked in around 11:41 a.m. He saw two people he did not know, and fired his gun. The perpetrators-two teen boys-fled the scene to a waiting SUV. The boys sustained gunshot wounds during the break-in and were later taken to a local hospital for treatment. The teens involved were taken into custody and later charged with criminal attempt to commit burglary. The homeowner was not injured during the incident. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., 6/2/14)

From From The Armed Citizen® Archives Archives

April 1962: Two masked men, one armed, pushed their way through the customers to pursue Jack Kapell to a storeroom in his Detroit, Mich., bar. Kapell took a gun he kept in the storeroom and wounded the two would-be thieves with one shot each. (The Detroit News)

 

Latest

Dianna Muller
Dianna Muller

Shooting Straight with Dianna Muller

You may remember Dianna Muller from when she testified before Congress in 2019. Many seemed surprised by her strong statements, especially coming from a retired police officer.

The Statistical Truth About the Impact of Constitutional Carry

Self-defense is a natural right and constitutional carry is spreading. Despite what the Biden administration argues, armed citizens are not the problem. The statistics back this up.

What Firearms Have “Common-Use” Protections?

The text of the Second Amendment is explicit, and since it is a right, the people, not the government, decide. Yet, gun-control activists are still intent on attempting to define exactly what "arms" are protected by it.

2022 NRA Annual Meetings And Exhibits In Houston, Texas

From entertainment to special events, it’s all happening in the Lone Star State, where NRA members will gather at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29 to celebrate freedom and honor those who have served our country.

On Freedom’s Frontlines

In Ukraine, a vivid and inspirational example of the need for the right to keep and bear arms could not be more apparent.

The Armed Citizen® May 20, 2022

True stories of the right to keep and bear arms.



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