Saturday, July 19, 2003
Guns and the Citizen

My dad was a life member of the NRA. When he passed away, I had the delivery address for American Rifleman changed to my own. I received it for probably ten years before they figured out that he wasn't sending them more money and quit sending it.

My favorite read in it was their "Guns and the Citizen" (or something similarly titled) column, where they collected and summarized happenings in which folks had used their guns to defend themselves against crimes of violence, burglary, robbery, etc.

Stories like this one from the Memphis Commercial Appeal, in which a greedy home invader messed with the wrong woman.