At Home, at Church, and as You Shop- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

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

Louisiana –-( Here is the 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 Robyn Street 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.

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First story- Are you armed as you leave for church Sunday morning?

You and your adult daughter are going to church. A 75 year old woman also lives with you, and the three of you walk outside to get in your car. A man steps out from next to your house. He grabs your coat and forces all of you back inside your home. You’re being robbed.

You draw your gun and shoot your attacker. Now he lets go of you. You step away from him and call police. Police call the shooting self-defense.

Second story-  Are you armed at church as you investigate a strange car?

You’re the pastor of the Saint Smyrna Baptist Church. You notice a strange car parked at the edge of the church property on Wednesday afternoon. You walk up to the abandoned house owned by the church. A large man rushes out of the boarded-up home. You call to him, but the stranger grabs you by the coat and butts you in the head. You fall down. The man rushes you again and you draw your firearm. You shoot your attacker. Now your attacker runs away.

You stagger to your feet and call for help. You have broken bones in your face and scratches on your eye.

Third story- Are you armed when you are looking for a used car?

There are lots of used car lots. Some are big and some are small. You hope this one is just right. You are inside talking to a salesman when you hear loud shouts from the backroom. You and the salesman stop talking. A second later you see two large men with masks over their faces. They yell and push one employee. They begin to threaten another man and start beating him with their pistols. The victim screams in pain. The dealership is being robbed.

You own a gun. You have your Connecticut concealed carry permit. This evening, you’re armed, so you slide out of your chair, draw your firearm, and shoot the attackers. The two robbers run to the back of the building the way they entered. You go to the front desk and make sure the robbers have left. You’re shaken up and it is hard to re-holster your gun. The employees are calling the police.

Police say one of the attackers died at the back of the shop. He had a long criminal history including sexual assault, criminal assault with a firearm, and conspiracy to commit murder.

Fourth story- Are you armed when you’re spending a night at your parents house?

You’re visiting your folks. It is after midnight when you hear loud shouts from the center of the house. Something violent is going on, so you grab your gun and creep down stairs. You see three large men dressed in black, wearing ski masks, and carrying guns. They are shouting at your parents and threatening them. Their guns are pointed at your parents. You shoot the attacker in front and then aim for the second man. Before you can fire again, the robbers have run from the house. You don’t chase them. You and your parents call police.

The police say the three robbers were looking for someone who hasn’t lived there for years. The police chief said what you did was in defense of yourself and other innocent victims so you wouldn’t be charged.

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.

Contact Robyn Street at Step by Step Gun Training in Naples Florida.

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All three stories ended up on the right side of justice with the only negative being that there were survivors in the bad guys and they will strike again.


Jesus told his Disciples to sell their cloaks and other goods so they could purchase swords to defend themselves.


I carry 99.9% of the time!
I do carry into my church, with their blessing, and many more are also armed!
Whether pulling my gun in my own self defense, for family, friends, or strangers that need to be protected, it is my DUTY!
I’m a Viet Nam Veteran that believes in peoples freedoms from criminals!
When a criminal uses a gun for anything illegal, they need to be put in prison for life!
If they used a gun to commit MURDER, they need to be put-down like the MAD DOGS that they are!