The Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

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Louisiana- -( Here is some news you won't find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Self-defense instructor Elizabeth Hautman joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at three new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared?   What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (18-minute podcast)

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

First story-  Do you have a firearm nearby when you sleep at night? 

You live in a mobile home by yourself. You hear a crashing sound early in the morning. At least you thought you heard it. It was loud enough and it shook the whole building. Did you imagine it? Now you hear voices outside. Someone has broken into your home. You grab your firearm and move from your bedroom toward the sound. You see two strangers in your home. You shout for them to get out. One of them shoots at you. You shoot back. Both men run. You back up to your bedroom and call the police.

The police tell you that your attacker was a three-time felon who had a gun.

Second Story- Are you armed at home when you’re up late at night?

You are up late at night. You’ve put your three-month-old daughter to bed. Your husband is out of town, and you can’t sleep. It is just after midnight when you hear your alarm sound. You’re suddenly wide awake and you hear the back door open. You grab your gun and move toward the sound. You see a stranger standing in your kitchen. You raise your firearm and yell for him to leave. Your dog runs toward him barking. The man leaves the way he came.

Now you lock the doors and call the police. She says she’d practiced getting her gun before.

Third story- Are you armed at work?  

Your family owns a small corner grocery. You also own a small cell phone store a few doors down the street. You have video cameras in both stores. You notice the motion and look up to see an armed robber walk into your brother’s store. He is pointing a gun at your brother another employee. You run out the door and draw your gun. You brace yourself behind a concrete post and yell for the thief to drop his gun. He turns and shoots at you. You shoot back. You hit the thief in the shoulder and he drops his gun. You stand over him with your gun drawn while your brother calls the police.

You have your concealed carry permit. The police look at the videos. The teenage robber was out on parole. It was illegal for him to have a gun, and illegal for the robber to carry a concealed firearm in public.

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

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.

Contact Elizabeth Hautman at Colorado Boots Firearms Instruction.

  • 5 thoughts on “The Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

    1. Hey Jack, If you get a dog, even a little one, the burglar will not even try to come in; your partner will give you ample warning; you and your partner are able, together, to make a really meaningful defense; and you won’t live alone.

    2. I live alone and if I woke up to find someone in my house I’m not going
      to yell anything, I’m just going to shoot. What does yelling do other than give the burglar
      an edge. He certainly didn’t break in to help me! What do you hope to accomplish by doing that?
      I don’t see any point.

    3. Guys, there is a third option.
      A revolver with the 1st round as a shot shell. Whilst this won’t eliminate the threat, it will give the defender with some breathing space/ thinking time and give the attacker pause to think. Most people won’t be to happy about having the front of their body peppered as well as the possibility of the eyes being damaged (a fight stopper).
      If the offender continues the assault that would confirm the intent and fully justify the well aimed follow up shots.

    4. These encounters need to be addressed with a shotgun. Too many of these folk either don’t practice or don’t think through what it takes to respond.. If you miss you may end up dead. If you are depending on a hand gun without practicing a laser would be helpful.

      1. I disagree Bud. While I do agree a shotgun loaded with buckshot – slug – buckshot… is the best gun for home defense in a mans hands, I am not certain a 12 gauge is best for a small stature woman that does not practice with her weapon. A hand gun is easier to handle for many women. A hand gun with crimson trace laser grips – that a person is familiar with will work just as well.

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