NRA's ARMED CITIZEN
Tim Patterson was cooking at The Big Yellow Mobile Kitchen as he did every day when he heard a scream coming from the parking lot of a nearby Goodwill store. He rushed toward the cries for help and didn't hesitate to draw his Kimber 1911 .45 when he saw a man had grabbed hold of a woman and had a knife to her throat. "Drop it or I'll shoot you!" Patterson warned. The assailant immediately released the woman, dropped the knife and fled. The victim, a Goodwill employee who was carrying a bank deposit in her purse at the time of the attempted robbery, was not injured. (Coeur d'Alene Press, Coeur d'Alene, ID 11/30/11)
This month's posting reflects an example from "studies [which] indicate that firearms are used more than 2 million times a year for personal protection, and that the presence of a firearm, without a shot being fired, prevents crime in many instances. Shooting usually can be justified only where crime constitutes an immediate, imminent threat to life, limb, or in some cases, property."
Reproduced from NRA's March 2012 edition of American Hunter magazine. (www.americanrifleman.org)