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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 David Cole joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared?  What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (23-minute audio)

These victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun..and a plan.

First story-  Do you have a way to defend yourself when you meet someone to buy a cellphone?

You want a new cell phone. You searched around and found a seller on Craigslist. You agree to meet at nearby store. It is daylight and there are people around, so it looks safe enough. You meet the seller and ask to see the phone. He raises the price and raises his voice. He angrily demands to see the money. You are carrying your handgun concealed. The buyer gets angrier and he tells you to give him all your money. He reaches for his belt. You step back and draw your handgun. You fire as you run away. The robber gets in his car and drives away. You call police.

The police find the robber and take him to a local hospital. They take the robber’s gun as evidence. Police book your attacker for armed robbery.

Second Story-  Are you armed as you leave home and get in your car?

You own a gun. You have your concealed carry permit. You put your gun on as you dress for the day. You’re walking out to your truck parked in the driveway. As you open the door to climb in you see someone come around the corner of your house. He is wearing dark clothes, a sweatshirt, a hat, and has a bandana over his face. He says something, but it is hard to understand him.He also has a gun in his hand. You’re not used to seeing a gun pointed at you, but it is clear you’re being robbed.

You move out of the way as your attacker fires at you. You draw your gun and fire at him. He runs away. You run back in the house and call police.

You are shaking with excitement, but you’re not hit. The police find the bullet holes in your truck and your house where the robber fired as he ran away.

Third story- Are you armed as you sit in your office?

A customer comes into your office. He needs some paperwork processed for a car he bought. The man seems upset and argues with one of the clerks who is trying to help him. Finally, the clerks ask him to leave. The customer says he is going to get a gun and come back and shoot up the place.

The two clerks in the front of the store step outside to see if the customer is coming back. The customer shoots at the two clerks.

That is when you get up from your desk. You are a gun owner. You have your carry permit and are armed. You shoot at the attacker and he runs. You call police and ask for EMTs to treat your injured friends.

A K9 unit finds the attackers gun near the scene of the crime. Police arrest your attacker. He had a previous drug conviction. This time he is charged with two counts of assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance.

Fourth story- Do you have a gun nearby as you get up out if bed in the middle of the night?

At first you’re not sure if you hear something or not. You listen, and now you’re sure. Someone is breaking into your house. You go to your gun safe and get your handgun. You see the intruder come in through the kitchen window. You shout for him to leave. He does, and in a hurry. Your wife calls the police. You both go check on the two children in the house. Police noticed where the robber cut through your window screens.

What would you do in these situations? Podcast and discussion at the link.

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.

David Cole teaches at Aegis Solutions.

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1 year ago

More proof that it is better to have and not need than to need and not have.

James J. Grimes
James J. Grimes
1 year ago

It’s always entertaining to see liberal groups and individuals trying to promote women into men’s roles. Why are you using a photo of a woman for this article when it’s obviously a stages situation?

1 year ago

Are you a racist moron that hates women ?

Roy D.
Roy D.
1 year ago
Reply to  Colonialgirl

Have you been hitting the sauce early this evening? Where do you get “racist” from? And I believe the word you are looking for is “misogynist.” I find myself spending less and less time here because of the insanity of some of the posters. Of course, if it happened on Glocktalk, it can happen here too.

1 year ago

Always entertaining when idiots speak