At Home, on the Street, and as You Drive- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

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At Home, on the Street, and as You Drive- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

Louisiana –-( 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 David Cole 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. (23-minute audio)

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

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First story-  Do you have a gun nearby when your family is asleep?

You’re asleep in your home.. You’re startled awake. You thought you heard a sound like glass breaking. Even though it is four in the morning, you’re at home with your son, so you can’t pretend it didn’t happen. You get out of bed. Before you leave your bedroom, you also grab your handgun. Then you walk towards the back of the house where you thought the sound came from. You see a stranger standing in your kitchen. You yell at him. The intruder raises a gun and shoots at you. You shoot back. You both back up. Your attacker climbs back out the kitchen window he used to enter your home. You call  the police. Neither you nor your 10 year old son are hurt.

Second Story-  Are you armed on the street?

Tag- No shots fired

You’re walking down the street in a residential neighborhood. You hear an 11 year old girl scream and you see a man pulling her off the street. The man is bending the girls arm behind her back. The man puts his free hand over the girls mouth and tells her to be quiet. You step forward and push the man. He falls down and lets go of the girl.

You draw your handgun and tell the man to leave the girl alone. The attacker runs away. You stay at the scene and call police.

Third story- Do you have a self-defense tool nearby at night when you sleep?

Tag- No shots fired

You hear someone banging on your front door at three in the morning. You grab your shotgun and go to see what is happening. It’s your neighbor and she is standing there with her two small children asking to come inside. She says someone broke into her home and they escaped out the back window. You invite her in. She calms the children and calls the police.

You grab your gun and walk the hundred yards to her home. You assume the intruder ran away, but you see him standing in the middle of her home. He has something in his hands, so you point your shotgun at him and tell him not to move. You tell the intruder to lie down, and the intruder complies.

Police arrive a few minutes later and arrest the intruder. The intruder bites and punches the deputies before being arrested and cuffed.

Fourth story- Are you armed when you’re driving?

You’re 73 years old, and tonight you’re driving for a ride sharing company. Your suspicious once the couple you’re carrying asks you to drive down an alley and stop the car. You turn around and see a gun in pointed in your face. The passenger hits you in the head with the gun. You duck down and open the car door. You back away. The woman runs, but the man with the gun follows you.

You have your Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm in public. You’re armed tonight. You move down the alley and present your gun. Your attacker has his gun pointed at you, so you shoot until he drops the gun. You back out of the alley and call police.

The police arrive and EMTs take you to the hospital for stitches to your face.

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.

Contact David Cole at Aegis Solutions on Facebook. I also write about gun rights at

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You need to think twice about the stories being selected tp publish here. Today’s first and fourth stories are great, but the second and third stories seem to be playing to an audience of gun toting wannabes with stories that any competent instructor would use as examples of what NOT to do with a gun. In today’s “Second Story- Are you armed on the street?” the subject intervenes in a situation where he doesn’t know exactly what is going on and begins by immediately assaulting the suspected perpetrator. Then, with no legal basis he brandishes his gun (converting his assault… Read more »


You are right gcm they either need more range time or some guts and a set of balls!! As the Sheriff in the Texas county told me years ago if you are going to shoot then shoot to KILL! He referenced a situation where he went into a house to safe a elderly farming couple and shot the felon with a gun who was holding them hostage. The felon then promptly sued the Sheriff and the County for shooting him, this was 30 years ago so he lost the court case. But as the Sheriff said it cost the County… Read more »


Sounds like these victims need more or better range time.
To many of the perps are still vertical when they should be horizontal
at the end of the stories.