Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast- Episode 59 with Ben Branam

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- ( The Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast brings you recent examples of civilian self-defense.  Ordinary people protected themselves and the people they love.   Episode 59 features firearms instructor Ben Branam.  Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared?   What should we do if we were in their place?  Listen and find out. (16 minutes)

All three victims survived lethal attacks..

because they had a gun.

Self Defense Gun Stories
Self Defense Gun Stories
  • First story-  Do you have a gun nearby when you are sleeping in your bedroom?  It’s late in the morning, and you’re lying in bed.  The first thing you hear is someone smashing in your front door.  A few minutes go by and then a man pushes into your bedroom with a mask over his face and a gun in his hand.
  • Second story- Are you armed at home? This is scary.  You’re sleeping in your bed.  You wake up to find your ex-boyfriend standing at the food of the bed.  He’s holding a gun in his hand and threatening you.  You reach under your pillow and grab your handgun.
  • Third Story- Are you armed when you’re at home?  You’re sleeping at home in your bed when you hear someone outside.  You grab your gun and investigate.  Someone broke into your porch.  You shout for them to leave.  Instead, the intruder breaks into your home.

Listen to hear the full story.  Each episode is available to stream.. or for download.   You can also download the podcast to your phone from iTunes and Stitcher.  Put us in your pocket each week for free.


Self-Defense Gun Stories is 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.