Self-Defense Stories at Home and while You Drive

Self-Defense at Home and as You Drive
Self-Defense at Home and as You Drive

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 Andee Reardon 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 work?

You’re behind the bar at the First and Last Shot Cantina. It is after midnight when you look up to see a stranger walk through the door. This stranger has a gun in his hands. You draw your handgun and point it at the robber. The robber turns and runs. You don’t shoot, but you do call police. Police dogs tracked the robber back to his car, but the robber wasn’t there.

Second Story-  Are you armed at home?

It is late at night and you’re getting ready for bed. You hear someone knock on  your front door. Then they ring the bell. They are banging on the door really hard, so  you look out the window. You see a strange man sitting in a car in your driveway and a strange woman beating on your door.

You grab the shotgun that you and your husband keep for defense. The strange woman walked around to the side of the house and began trying to open your side door. The intruder breaks the glass and you walk around the corner with your shotgun leveled at her.  The intruder sees you and your gun. Her hands go up in the air, she turns around and walk back to the car. Both the burglar and her getaway driver head down the road. You call police

Third story- Are you armed at work?

You’re restocking the refrigerator case at a convenience store. It is 11 at night and a customer comes in with a gun in his hands. He tells you to give him the money in the register. That is exactly what you do.

Next, the robber tells you to get down on your knees and the robber puts a gun in your face. The robber turns away to grab some cigarettes. You grab your gun and shoot the robber three times in the chest. Then you call police. They transport the robber to the hospital and take the robber’s gun.

News reports said your gun was a 45.

What would you do in these situations?

Slow FactsAbout 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.

  • 5 thoughts on “Self-Defense Stories at Home and while You Drive

    1. All three of these stories show the right response, in my eyes. As soon as the threat to life and property has reduced, so was the lethal response. In the third, since the threat remained, it had to be dealt with, with an equal amount of force applied. These stories bear out the premise that ordinary citizens can be trusted to utilize firearms with a reasoned response and not as crazed “gun nuts”.

    2. Oh, I thought there was no use for guns in the hands of ordinary civilians. These must be the few times in history that these happened, We all know that calling 911 and waiting for the cops to arrive is the proper way to go. Where I live, that’s normally less than an hour. Gives you a great chance to sit and have tea with the poor, misled person. Chances are, when the cops get there, there won’t be a problem. All three of you can enjoy the tea and leave as best buds. Problem solved and you’ve made a new friend.
      That would be where we are if hill had been elected. There is a God.

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