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

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

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 Jeff Street 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. (17-minute podcast)

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

First story-  Are you armed at home?

You drive up to your home. As you walk  towards the door, you notice a window is broken. Rather than go inside, you call your sister for help. She drives over, and she has her gun. You shout that you’re home, and a man shouts back. He grabs his backpack and runs into the woods. You get a picture of him on your phone.

The police bring a K9 unit and the dog soon finds the burglar. The police find evidence on the intruder, and personal property bagged inside the home. The burglar is charged with burglary and larceny.

The judge initially assigned a 12 thousand dollar bond, but then reviewed the burglar’s criminal history of burglary, grand theft and trafficking in stolen property and revoked bail.

Second Story-  Are you armed on the street?

You’re a small 23 year old woman. It is about three in the afternoon and you’re walking down the street. A man pushes you from behind. He grabs your purse and tries to run away. You hang on and fight him. He hits you. You draw your handgun and shoot your attacker once in the chest. He starts to run and then falls. You stand there for a minute, then run into a nearby store. You drop your gun as you enter. Another customer steps out of the store and picks it up and brings in inside the store. You call police.

You received your carry permit last year. You bought your gun and started carrying last week.

Third story- Are you armed when you’re at home?

It is a weekday morning when someone rings your doorbell and wakes you up. You answer the door and the stranger asks if someone lives there. You say that person doesn’t live there and probably never did. You watch the stranger walk away. He walks towards the trees, but doesn’t leave. You lock your door. You wake your teenage daughter and tell her to get your the bedroom with the dogs. Your daughter calls 911.

You hear the crash of breaking glass coming from the front of your house. You grab your gun from the side table and step into the hall. The intruder is back and has a shovel raised over his head.

You point your gun at him and say, “If you take one more step I’ll kill you.” He runs.

You lock your bedroom door and wait for the police. They arrive 14 minutes later. They find the intruder in a nearby trailer park and arrest him for burglary.

(17-minute podcast) 

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 Jeff Street at Step by Step Gun Training in Naples Florida.

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Cry Havoc

When I was young, gas stations were making the transition from full service ( attendant pumped gas, checked oil, etc) to self service. Gas stations and liquor stores got robbed at gunpoint all the time. The best policy is to keep your gun in a holster,concealed, and ready to fire. If it is an automatic pistol, keep a round in the chamber. You may not have both hands available, or you may not have time to chamber a round. You will ALWAYS be working at a deficit ( they will start the action- you are responding) Be alert, be aware.… Read more »


When was the last time you saw favorable media coverage of self defense action?


#2 happened in downtown Raleigh NC.


Stay alert. Stay armed. Practice. The police will only show up AFTER your dead.

Cry Havoc

I would rather have the police draw the chalk outline around their body, rather than mine.


In number three, it should have been:

Intruder is there with a shovel raised over his head. Bang! THEN owner says, “Take one more step and I’ll shoot you AGAIN!”


JDL — agreed


@JDL I agree with you because you can’t shoot him when he turns to run. If you shoot him in the back it would be questionable whether you might get charged or not.