The Armed Citizen® September 25, 2020

A mother of two children remained calm, stalling an intruder from attacking with a knife, while she retrieved her gun from her bedroom. 

by posted on September 25, 2020
NRA Women The Armed Citizen Pistol Drawn

A woman returned to her home around 7 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday and found a pair of men’s shoes that did not belong there. She walked back out and dialed 9-1-1, but a man came out of her home and told her not to call the police. Fortunately officers were already en route and the man fled, barefoot, to a nearby apartment complex. There he burst into an apartment just as a woman was just closing her door, unable to get it locked in time. He pled with her not to call the police and let him hide there. She remained calm and told him to wait in the living room, stalling him as she retrieved her gun from her bedroom. All the while the woman kept in mind her two children who were in the home. She told reporters, “… my first instinct was to go grab my gun because I just need to protect everyone else.” The woman hid the handgun behind her back as she attempted to talk the man down, but then he asked for a knife. Before the situation could escalate, she attempted to call the police. At that point the man grabbed her phone from her, forcing her to point her pistol at him and order him to leave. Once it appeared the man was complying, the woman was able get her phone back and call authorities. Officers were already on the scene searching for the man. When they found him, a spectacular struggle ensued, which forced the officers to release a police K-9. After the situation was brought under control, the suspect was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, three counts of kidnapping, harming a service animal, and five other felonies. (ABC15.com, Tempe, Ariz., 02/09/2019)

A woman was preparing to answer knocks at her front door early one evening, however, as she approached the door she saw a strange man already standing in her home. He then began demanding money. The woman refused and he grabbed her arms, but her husband came to her aid and distracted the intruder. After she was able to get away, she retrieved her handgun. When she returned, her husband was still struggling with the man. She ordered him to leave, but he advanced toward her, forcing her to shoot him in the lower body. But it didn’t stop him from continuing his advance, so the woman fired multiple rounds and hit him once more in the lower body. After the final shot, he ran away. The police found him collapsed by a nearby home. The woman defended her husband’s life, her own life and the lives of her three grandchildren in the house. (gcmaz.com, Cordes Lakes, Ariz., 03/21/19)

 

Latest

Target With Rifle Holes
Target With Rifle Holes

Points of Impact: January 23, 2021

Weekly 2A News Recap: Financial Discrimination Ending, New Guns of 2021 & More!

Saying Goodbye to 2020—But Not Our Favorite Guns

Last year is gone, gone, gone, but our pistol picks of 2020 won’t fade away.  

The Armed Citizen® January 22, 2021

When an intruder turned the handle to the bedroom door, a mother grabbed her toddler, armed herself and hid in the closet.

4 Ways 2021's Keeping the Win In Winchester

Winchester Ammunition's 2021 ballistic innovations put the "win" in self-defense, hunting and competition ammo.

New For 2021: Taurus' TX22 Competition Pistol

World shooting champion Jessie Harrison helped create the ideal "race gun." We want one!

Ambassador Academy Scholarship Winner Announced

Meet the NRA Certified Pistol Instructor on track for superb training on how to be an effective 2A ambassador.

Women's Interests



Subscribe to the NRA Women newsletter