Charles L. Cotton

President’s Column | The Life-Saver: Vigilance

Preserving innocent life is predicated on the protection of our Second Amendment freedoms.

Armed Security for Me, But Not for Thee

Some politicians spend an awful lot of public money on armed security even as they advocate for laws designed to disarm law-abiding Americans.

The Armed Citizen® December 29, 2021

A 77-year-old retired Chicago firefighter and CCW holder was working in his garage just after noon on Nov. 6, 2021, when he noticed a vehicle pull into the alley next to him.

The Armed Citizen® November 28, 2021

A female homeowner in Anderson, Ind., called 911 in the early morning hours of Sept. 29 to report that she had shot an intruder. Her neighbor’s home security cameras captured a man wearing a mask parking in front of the home and looking through the front windows.

The Armed Citizen® November 3, 2021

A Houston, Texas, gas station’s security video shows a dark vehicle pulling into its parking lot at 11 p.m. on Sept. 8. A man reportedly got out of the vehicle’s passenger side and approached another man walking in the parking lot, then lifted his shirt to reveal a gun, threatening the victim and demanding valuables.

The Australian Gun-Control Narrative Just Isn’t True

Many on the anti-gun Left like to point to Australian's 1996 gun "buy-back" scheme while claiming it was a success. Crime statistics tell a different story.

The Armed Citizen® September 25, 2021

A man in a Natchez, Miss., Walmart became irate over a self-checkout machine “shorting him” 21 cents on July 3. A witness tried to de-escalate the situation by offering to reimburse the irate man the amount he believed he was shorted.

Right-to-Carry: Three-And-A-Half Decades, and Still Going Strong

It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that it wasn’t until the late 1980s that the right to self-defense for law-abiding Americans truly began to be recognized in the modern era, and lawfully exercised, outside the confines of the home.

The Armed Citizen® August 31, 2021

A couple driving their vehicle through a Walmart parking lot in Fresno, Calif., slowed as a man approached them for unknown reasons. The husband got out of their vehicle, and the stranger suddenly charged at him with a knife, causing him to back up several yards.

The Armed Citizen® July 23, 2021

On the evening of May 21, a 33-year-old man walked into a barber shop in Riverside, Calif., apparently intent on causing harm. According to the Riverside Police Department, the suspect, an ex-employee, started a fight with a former co-worker.

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