At Home and at Work, More Self-Defense Gun Stories

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Louisiana –-(Ammoland.com)- Here is the news you won't get from the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.

Self-defense instructor Tiffany Johnson joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or did they have a plan and training?  What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (25-minute audio)

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

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First story-  Are you armed at home?

It is about 9 in the evening on a saturday night, and you and your wife are at home. You hear someone beating on the side of your house. You get up and go to the front door, but no one is there. You go back inside an hear someone beating on your back door. This time you grab your shotgun and go investigate. You see two men and tell them to go away. You open the door to shout at them and they push their way inside. You chase one man who is headed toward your bedroom and your wife. He grabs you and pushes you toward the bed. You fall down, then roll over and shoot the home invader.

Now the intruder runs out of your home. You walk back into the center of your home to see the second intruder stick his head through the door before he also runs away. You call police.

They find your attackers nearby. They are charged with aggravated assault, and burglary/breaking and entering.

Second Story-  Do you have a firearm nearby at night when you sleep?

It is after midnight on a weekday night. You hear a number of men shouting and beating on your front door. You get up and walk toward the front door before you decide to go back upstairs and get your handgun. By the time you get back downstairs, you see three young men standing inside your home after they kicked in your front door. The intruders see you, and they see the gun in your hand. They turn and run.

You call police. The police arrest the three young men who say they entered the wrong home when they were looking for another young man they wanted to fight. All three are charged with felony burglary.

Third story- Are you armed at work in the middle of the day?

You’re behind the counter at a pawn and gun shop. It is the middle of the day in the middle of the week. Four teenagers walk into the store along with other customers. The two older teenagers ask to see some handguns. You show them the guns, but they don’t seem to be listening. You exchange looks with the three other employees who are in the display room. Two of the teens grab your guns and run. Two of the store owners and two employees are right behind them. All of you are armed. One of your employees tackles one of the robbers. You corner one of them as he tries to enter his car. Other store employees have already called the police.

You’ve seen these four criminals before. You were robbed earlier this month. You show the security video to the police. The police connect these robbers with several other gun shop robberies in your area.

Fourth story- Are you armed at home?

It is a little after noon when you hear someone at your back door. You’re a 79 year old grandmother and are home alone. You're worried, so you call the police. You have them on the phone when the intruder breaks the glass of your back door. You shoot at the intruder and he runs away. A few minutes later you hear someone break through the glass door on your upstairs porch. Now you hear him upstairs. You shoot at him again.

The police arrive a few minutes later and arrest the 20 year old man as he hid in an upstairs closet.

What would you do in these situations? Podcast and full 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.

Find Tiffany Johnson at Front Sight Press, at Citizens Safety Academy, and at Rangemaster.

  • 3 thoughts on “At Home and at Work, More Self-Defense Gun Stories

    1. I thought the 4th story had the most interesting factor; the intruder was shot at, ran away, but returned and tried to break in again! What is the mindset that takes that kind of chance? In other cases, it is fairly common for a person to continue to advance even though they have a gun pointed at them and are warned that they will be shot! Moral of the story: If you employ a gun, be ready to use it.

    2. In 35+ years of carrying a firearm, I have only displayed it once, and the potential bad guy went away. Here is that full story.

      My wife and I live in rural eastern CT with no town police department, only the
      six shift state troopers on patrol at any given time. On a good night,
      we can expect a trooper in 5 minutes at the latest, but during bad weather,
      trouble at the prisons or at UConn, we are basically on our own. Around
      10:30 PM on Christmas Eve 2012, I was called out with my local fire department
      for a one-car accident. While out at the scene, snow squalls passed through
      the area dropped less than an inch of snow, but slicked up the roads and
      caused many accidents in the county. I got back home and into bed at 12:45 AM.

      At 1:00AM Christmas morning 2012, my wife and I were awakened by loud
      banging sounds. Our dogs were going berserk and my wife was frightened
      out of her wits. Her disabled brother was staying with us for the holiday,
      and she asked to make sure the noise was not him falling out of bed. As
      usual, he was in bed sound asleep and had heard nothing. I closed his bedroom
      door, and realized the sound was someone pounding on the front door, and
      I could tell there was someone out there. I went down stairs in my skivvies,
      holding my loaded Glock 21 and SureFire flashlight at the ready, and called
      out through the door for the person to identify himself. He stepped in front
      of the window where I was standing, and I blinded him with my light. He said
      his truck broke down at the end of my driveway (300′ away) and could I
      come out and help him. I told him to “get the [expletive] off my front porch!”
      He then starts to tell me he has kids in the truck, maybe I could give him
      some gas or something? I don’t have any idea who this character is, or if
      he is alone, but I do know I AM NOT going outside of my castle to see. I
      told him again to “get the [expletive] off my porch and leave the property!”
      He now sees my firearm and decides to leave. I watch until he disappears
      from view, and then I run around my home turning on every exterior light
      and double checking that every door is secure. Next I call 911 to get the
      CT State Police. I give them all the details (except the fact that I am
      armed and WILL dispatch this individual to God if he enters my home). They
      tell me that because of the snow squalls and multiple motor vehicle accidents
      they are attending to, they would get someone out as soon as they could.
      Needless to say, I was stunned. I have a potential intruder on my property,
      AT MY FRONT DOOR, and they thought dinking around with fender-benders was
      more important??? I calmly said, “thank you very much.” and hung up the phone.
      He never returned, and I never went back to sleep. At day light I went
      out to check things out while still armed. There were tracks from one vehicle
      at the foot of my driveway, and one set of foot prints in the snow to and
      from my house, so perhaps he was telling the truth. At 2:00 PM in the
      afternoon, I probably would’ve helped the guy out. But at 1:00 AM in the
      morning he was one false move away from two or three center mass HP hits.

      When we moved out here we kind of thought this is how police response
      would be. No state trooper ever showed up to my property for this call,
      even after the fact the next day. This confirmed it. I never go to bed
      without a loaded firearm close by, and usually have one handy around
      the house during the day. I carry just about every time I leave the house
      with few exceptions. People I know will ask “what are you afraid of?” I
      smile, pat my concealed firearm, and say “absolutely nothing, but I am
      prepared for anything.”

      1. Really a sad statement that in CT you can’t tell the police that you are armed in your home. CT – the UNconstitution state…

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