Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast- Episode 57 with Tony Simon

By Rob Morse

Slow Facts
Slow Facts

Louisiana- ( The Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast brings you recent examples of civilian self-defense.  Ordinary people protected themselves and the people they love.   We report and analyze each incident with a firearms instructor.  Episode 57 features firearms instructor Tony Simon.  Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and well prepared?   What should we do if we were in their place?  Listen and find out. (17 minutes)

All three victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun.

Self Defense Gun Stories
Self Defense Gun Stories
  • First story-  Are you armed at a bingo parlor.  You run a bingo parlor in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  People want to gamble at all hours, so you’re open all day long.  Usually it is quiet in the early morning.  Usually, but not this day.  Two men enter your business at 5 in the morning.  They walk up to you and say “Give me the money.”
  • Second story- Are you armed at home.  The first thing you hear are your dogs barking.  They keep at it so you roll out of bed, put on your pants, and grab your firearm.  It’s early morning and you walk into the main part of your home in Orlando, Florida.  You’re 65 years old and your house has been broken into four times before.  The dogs are barking at a stranger standing in your enclosed porch.
  • Third Story- Are you armed when you are driving your car for Uber? It is one in the morning and you’re driving for Uber in New Orleans, Louisiana.  You dropped off a passenger a few minutes ago and you’re looking at your phone to see if anyone else needs a ride.  Two men pull open the doors of your car and get in.  They have guns, and the guns are pointed at you.  They say drive, so you drive.

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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.