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OFFICIAL JOURNAL the armed citizen hen he was awakened by his home security system, NRA Endowment member Steve Bason prepared for the worst—he got his Benelli M1 12-ga. shotgun, while his wife, Beth, an NRA Life member, grabbed her Glock 9 mm pistol. “At rst we gured it was just another false alarm,” Bason told the editor of the “Armed Citizen.”“Then a light came on in our barn and I thought, ‘My goodness, this is real!’” Police say the couple cautiously approached the barn. They peered inside and found a man standing next to Bason’s truck with the door open. “There was some yelling and we probably said some words that aren’t t for print,” Bason recalled. The suspect quickly found himself staring down the barrels of two di erent guns and waited patiently for police. (The Express, Lock Haven, PA, 02/02/10) IN THE NEWS W group of armed men allegedly concocted an elaborate robbery ploy. The rst step in their scheme was to break into an unoccupied home. Then they used a phone book to call electricians to the house so they could rob them. According to police, when the first electrician arrived, the robbers ambushed him. One of the robbers shot him in the leg and tied him up in another room. Shortly thereafter a second electrician arrived, who was also promptly shot in the leg. This ichael Hommes’ German electrician, however, turned out to be shepherd was strangely upset ome twisted individual broke into an armed citizen with a concealedin the middle of the night, a rural home, tied up a woman and running frantically to various windows in carry permit, and he was in no mood her mother and sexually assaulted to become a victim. He drew a handgun the home. Trusting his dog’s intuition, the younger woman, according to Hommes released it outside. The German and shot one of the robbers, likely police. The older woman managed to saving his own life and that of his shepherd likely saw the prowler in the send a cell phone text message to her yard. The next thing Hommes heard was fellow electrician. The wounded robber neighbor. The neighbor’s boyfriend, his dog being shot. He ran back into the was taken to the hospital. His accomSonny Osborn, ran to the scene, saw plices fled and are still being sought. home and grabbed a pistol. By the time what was occurring and ran to get his he returned to the front door, the prowler (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, gun. He returned and shot the attacker Atlanta, GA, 02/12/10) had already forced his way inside. three times. The suspect was treated at a hospital and taken to jail. Incredibly, the police and the attacker agree Osborn If you have a firsthand “Armed Citizen” experience, did the right thing. “[The suspect] even call NRA-ILA PR/Communications at (703) 267-1193. looked at Sonny and said, ‘I have no hard Studies indicate that rearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, feelings man. You done what you were and that the presence of a rearm, without a shot being red, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justi ed only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to supposed to do’,” said Sheri ’s Departlife, limb, or, in some cases, property. Anyone is free to quote or reproduce these accounts. Send ment Sgt. Bill Snead. “He said, ‘You just clippings via e-mail to, or by mail to “The Armed Citizen,” 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-9400. For bonus online features, visit “The Armed Citizen Blog” at protected these people’.” (WTHR-13, www.americanri Indianapolis, IN, 02/24/10) he incessant ringing of her doorbell woke a woman from her sleep. She looked through the front door peephole and saw someone in a hooded sweatshirt outside continuing to ring the bell. Police say the woman ran to the bedroom, got her handgun and dialed 9-1-1. As she returned to the front door, a second hooded suspect emerged, sprinted to the door and kicked it. His foot busted a hole in the door, knocking down the woman. She looked through the hole and saw the suspect preparing to run and kick the door again, so she stuck the barrel of her handgun out of the hole and red two shots. The suspects ed the scene and are being sought by police. (KNXV-TV, Phoenix, AZ, 02/11/10) T R ichard Evans didn’t feel safe in his own home the day after four teens broke into the house and stole guns and electronics. Unfortunately for all concerned, the teens returned. Police believe they were intent on stealing Evans’ four-wheel drive vehicle, for which they’d stolen the keys in the prior burglary. The teens wore masks and climbed Evans’ fence. He shouted at them to get o his property, but they did not comply. Fearing the teens were carrying guns, Evans grabbed his shotgun and opened re. All four teens were wounded and taken to the hospital. Police plan to charge them with armed burglary and grand theft. (Florida Today, Melbourne, FL, 02/02/10) Hommes shot at the armed intruder, causing him to ee the home. Hommes’ loyal dog was treated by a veterinarian for its injuries and will survive. An investigation is under way. (Star-Beacon, Ashtabula, OH, 02/16/10) A S M 10 M AY 2010 WWW.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG http://WWW.AMERICANRIFLEMAN.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - May 2010

American Rifleman - May 2010
Editor’s Letter
Armed Citizen
Standing Guard
President’s Column
One On One With Ted Nugent
Readers Write
News, Notes and Ephemera
Questions & Answers
American Marksman: A First-Timer’s Guide To 3-Gunning
Bushmaster ACR: A Transformative Firearm
Coming To America: Para USA Goes Beyond Innovation
The 2010 Golden Bullseye Awards
Magnum Maximization: Ruger’s Extra-Capacity .327 Revolvers
NRA LED: A Half Century Of Service
Annual Meetings
Dope Bag: Data & Comment
Political Report
ILA Report
Regional Report/Member Info & Benefits
I Have This Old Gun

American Rifleman - May 2010