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 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 audio)

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

First story-  Are you armed as you buy groceries?

You’re shopping with your wife after work. Lots of people are picking up supplies for the Father’s Day weekend. Three men approach you as you walk to your car. They are armed. You’re being robbed. You carry concealed. You and your wife run behind your car. You present your firearm and shoot all three robbers. They shoot back, at least for a while. Soon, one of the robbers runs away. One robber drops to the pavement. The third crawls back inside the store.

You and your wife are shaken, but not shot. Your car isn’t so lucky. You call the police.

The police pick up the two robbers and take them to local hospitals. That is where they arrest the third robber who drove away.

Second Story-  Are you armed at home in the afternoon?

You are at home with your mom when you hear someone break into your home. You both run upstairs and hide in your bedroom. You grab your gun and retreat into a corner. A stranger opens your bedroom door and you shoot him. He runs. Now you call police. You and your mom are frightened but unharmed.

The police arrest the wounded robber at a nearby gas station. They also arrest two of his accomplices. Both are being charged with murder after their partner died at the hospital.

Third story- Are you armed at work?

You work in a convenience store. It is after dark. You hear some noise from the backroom and turn around. The other night clerk is a young woman. She is being pushed back into the store by a man holding a gun to her head. The robber pushes her into the store and waves his gun at both of you.

You’re armed. You wait for a moment and then draw your own handgun. You shoot the robber. He shoots back and you shoot again. Now he runs out the front of the store. You lock the front door and call police. Neither of you are hurt, but you’re both very upset.

The robber looks like the same man who robbed your gas station last week. This time you were armed. The police find the dead robber across the street. They examine the surveillance video, just as they did last week. There are no charges against you.

(18 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 Elizabeth at Colorado Boots Firearms Instruction.

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Considering that there are links to the original articles in the write up above, yes, I’d say they are real accounts. Follow the red links on First Story, Second Story, and Third Story….

Or, if you’re too lazy to even do that, here’s the links for you:

First story –

Second story –

Third story –

Sunny Day

I thought this was going to be stories about real people not “[Look at the better outcome scenario]” stories if you are armed. None of these accounts sound real. They are just supposed scenarios? of how the outcome can be better if you are armed. If this is the case then the headline is deceiving. Didn’t like the article at all.


Real people?
just another off the wall DemocraP – Do you work with Bill?


Funny that a tin-foil hat conspiracy theorist uses the name “Sunny Day.”

These are all true stories of defensive gun uses. Go back in your mom’s basement before the space aliens irradiate your brain.


Your logical fallacy is:

Argumentum ad cellarium!

Avoid addressing the actual comment, accuse them if being a basement-dweller. Much easier than an actual substantive reply.


They might not live in their mother’s basement that’s the scariest thing about liberals they can actually be successful in this country they or as a conspiracy theorist would say “they are everywhere.”

Octavio Luevano

They are real dip shit.

Heed the Call-up

Sunny, if you don’t believe these stories, go to the Armed Citizen. That site provides synopses of the self-defense stories in the news along with links to the local news sources that reported the stories. If that doesn’t convince you of the reality of real people defending themselves, family and others, nothing will. One question, if you or a family member were assaulted, would you defend yourself or family member? I hope that you would, I certainly would, so why would you believe others wouldn’t/didn’t?

Wild Bill

@SD, You write an article, then! We will all read it and give you our opinions of your subject, writing style, punctuation, spelling, grammar, facts, logic, references, and clues to your character.

Jack Ball

Listen to the podcast Sunny, all real stories, nothing to freak out about.


Hey Sunny, actually they are ALL real, and recent. Pretty cool huh? I love a good fight back story with a happy ending for the good guys!

William McAtee

Just part of the reason why we have a 2nd Amendment. Citizens aren’t servants. They aren’t victims either!


Very true.

Larry m Wilson

I will make just this one negative comment. In the last case, as a former U.S. Army weapons instructor. You never ever shoot one time when defending your life. It’s always 3 shots center mass to stop that person. You want to stop your attacker.