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 Tony Simon 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. (13-minute audio)

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

First story-  Are you armed at home?

You hear your back door breaking at 2 in the morning. You and your roommate go to investigate. There is an armed stranger in your home. You tell him to get out and he attacks both of you with a knife. You’re cut, but you run and get your gun. You run back to the fight. You start shooting when your roommate gets clear of his attacker.

You call police and ask for medical transport. You and your roommate go to the hospital to have your wounds treated. Your attacker is taken to the morgue. Only three days ago, your attacker was charged with assault, kidnapping and domestic abuse after he attacked his girlfriend.

Second Story-  Are you armed as you walk home from the movies?

Your family is coming home from a late movie. While the car is parked, a stranger walks up and presents a gun. The robber demands your money and your car. The story isn’t clear if you got out of the car, but you shot the robber several times. The robber ran to a waiting car. The robber and his accomplis drove away and they crashed a few blocks away. The accomplice fled and the attacker died. Police recovered the attacker’s gun at the scene of the crime. Family members blame the robbery victims for the attacker’s injuries.

Third story- Are you armed when you leave McDonald’s with your child?

It is the middle of the afternoon. You are walking out of the restaurant with your infant in your arms. Four men get out of their car and attack you. You defend yourself. You draw a gun and shoot your attackers. They drive away. All four were arrested for aggravated robbery. One of the robbers was charged for being a felon in possession of a firearm. (13-minute audio)

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.

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Old Centurian

I am an NRA member and they have a section also for armed citizens that acted to protect their lives and others. Please keep telling the stories. We all can learn from the actions of gun owners that worked or owners made mistakes that could have endangered them and their family. The owners that shoot suspects that flee need to get either better ammo or some model of weapon that shoots .45 caliber bullets to insure the suspects are there for police and won’t harm anyone else. I appreciate this section. You don’t want to have a thug face you… Read more »


Second story. Not surprising. When I was still teaching I encountered parents who would take up for bad behavior no matter how much evidence proved they were wrong. Those kids grew up to be like the one in the story.


First story. Pick up your weapon and THEN go investigate. Having to retrieve a weapon after seeing someone inside your is way to late. The intruders first sighting of you should be across the barrel of your weapon. Better yet he should notice the small red dot on his chest.


First story- Are you armed at home?
Why, yes. I am armed as I write this.


How about a link to the original story?
How about mentioning what state it occurred in the body of the story?
The analysis of civilian self defense stories has a lot to teach those of us who carry daily.
We need more information to even know if these really happened.
Step up your game ammoland!


Doubting Doc – how about listening to the podcast and visiting their website and get the information your own lazy self?



Pa John

If you hover the mouse pointer over the LARGE BOLD HEADLINE for each story in the above article, you will find that they are clickable links to the original news reports. “First story- Are you armed at home?” points to: “Second Story- Are you armed as you walk home from the movies?” points to: “Third story- Are you armed when you leave McDonald’s with your child?” points to: Perhaps you are using a touch screen on a smartphone or tablet type of device, where there is no mouse pointer that changes from the usual pointing arrow into… Read more »