NRA Women The Armed Citizen Pistol Drawn

The Armed Citizen® December 11, 2020

A woman was standing outside her house when a man she knew approached her and assaulted her.

The Armed Citizen® May 21, 2021

In separate incidents, two women defended themselves from domestic attacks in which each was being choked.

The Armed Citizen® April 6, 2020

Two heavily hooded and masked assailants forced their way through a back door to a family home in Florida one night. One of the men began beating the father with a pistol, and the other grabbed the 11-year-old daughter.

The Armed Citizen® April 3, 2020

Two children heard strange sounds while playing in their suburban Alabama home.

The Armed Citizen® March 30, 2020

A 36-year-old woman in Gray’s Harbor, Wash., shot and killed a man who violated a restraining order and broke into her home.

The Armed Citizen® March 27, 2020

A woman, fearing for her life after her husband beat her and ordered her into their bedroom at knifepoint, retrieved a firearm and shot and killed him.

The Armed Citizen® April 13, 2020

The woman’s worst fears were realized when the intruder returned one night and attempted to gain entry.

The Armed Citizen® April 10, 2020

A woman who was being stalked by her husband’s male cousin defended herself with a firearm when he gained entry to her home by breaking a window with a hammer.

On Her Own: Tools of Non-Defense

Many self-defense tools marketed to women are not only somewhat useless, but they can also be dangerous to the user.

The Armed Citizen® June 5, 2020

An intruder continued his savage attack on a 73-year-old man, forcing his fiancé to take action.

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