Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast- Episode 44 with Ben Branam

By Rob Morse

Slow Facts
Slow Facts

Louisiana- ( – The Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast brings you real news of armed civilians who protected themselves and the people they love.   We report and analyze each incident with a firearms instructor.  Episode 44 features firearms instructor Ben Branam.

Were these gun owners lucky.. or were they trained and well prepared?  How does your training compare to theirs?  Listen and find out. (21 minutes)

This week, all three victims survived a lethal attack because they had a gun.

Self Defense Gun Stories
Self Defense Gun Stories
  • First story- Are you armed at home?  A homeowner in Sunrise, Florida was home alone on Monday morning.  He saw three strangers pull into his driveway.  The strangers got out of their car and then went around the side of the house.  The homeowner called 911 and retrieved his shotgun.  The three burglars shattered a sliding glass door at the back of the home and walked in while the homeowner was on the phone with the police dispatcher.  He only hit his target once.
  • Second story- Are you armed at work?  A 38 year old customer walked into Poor Boy’s gas station in Kansas City, Missouri.  At 2:30 in the morning, the customer bought a candy bar and put a pocket full of change on the counter.  As the clerk counted the money, the customer drew a firearm and yelled, “Give me all the money!”  The clerk was armed.
  • Third story- Are you armed when you drop off toys for charity?  A security guard walked inside and outside the donations center for a charity called Samaritan’s Purse. The guard was attacked when he crossed the parking lot just after midnight.  The guard fought back, then ran and called police.

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Self-Defense Gun Stories is now a part of the Self-Defense Radio Network.

Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.