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

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At Home, on the Street, and at Work- 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 Andee Reardon O'Brion 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. (19-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 drive?

You’re selling something online, and you found a buyer. The buyer wants to meet near their home on Saturday night. Three young men approach you when you arrive. They ask if the item is still for sale. You say it is and they ask to see it. Then one of the teenagers pulls a gun on you. You yell and the robber shoots you. You’re armed and you shoot back. The teens run away. You call for help and are taken to the hospital.

The teen who attacked you died on the scene. The police arrest two other teenagers. They are charged with murder and felony robbery. These 15 and 16 year old teens had a record of grand theft. The teenager who shot you was 14 years old.

Second Story-  Do you have your self-defense tools nearby as you sleep?

It is four in the morning when you hear someone bangng on your back door. You get your gun and go to see what is happening. Your back door breaks in with a crash, and a stranger is standing in your home. You shoot at him, and then retreat down the hallway and call police.

The police arrest an 18 year old man who is on drugs inside your sunroom.

Third story- Are you armed at work?

It is after midnight and there are several customers in your vape shop. Another man comes in and grabs one of your customers. The man yells and you think the two men are going to fight, then the attacker draws a gun and demands money from the cash register or he’ll shoot his hostage.

You’ve been robbed before. You have your North Carolina concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You give the robber the money from the till and step to the side. When you have your moment, you draw and shoot the attacker. He drops the hostage and turns toward you. Your attacker fires his gun as you and the hostage back away. You shoot until the threat stops. Then, you call police.

Police have the surveillance video. They identify the getaway driver and the getaway car. Your attacker has a long criminal history including armed assault.

Fourth story- Are you armed when you drive to meet someone?

You’re looking for a playstation. You find one online and the seller says he wants to complete the sale tonight. You drive to the meeting spot and park your car. A man wearing a pillowcase over his head and carrying a rifle approaches your car. He points the rifle at you.

You have your Texas license to carry a handgun. You’re armed. You get out of your car and keep moving. You draw and shoot your attacker. He fires back, but you keep shooting. You move behind some cars and shoot until your attacker runs away. You call police and stay at the scene.

The police think the seller never had a playstation and set you up to rob you.

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 Andee at at and on my facebook and Instagram pages with the same name.

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

    1. Yup, the moral of these stories is keep your gear on, keep your eyes open and be prepared. Got kids? The safest place for your tool of choice is on your person. You know where it is and you have absolute control of it or them. Your tools do no good if you can’t access them in a hurry. Boss won’t allow your tools at work? Conceal the critter well enough that it becomes invisible. Same for when you are visiting places that don’t allow tools (in sight).

      The average mass shooting lasts under 4 min. The average time it takes for the police to roll up on site is nine min. that’s to arrive on site-NOT to actually engage and stop the threat.! There is no law, at least in this state, that requires the police to engage the bad guy that is trying to kill you. You are on your own for the duration of the attack. YOU are responsible for your, your spouse’s and your children’s safety.

      Bad guys purposely target “gun free zones”, even more so when they are trying for a high body count. It took the police about an hour to get into that room in Las Vegas. The actual shooting lasted about 10min. Something to think about!

      If you own a side arm, great. Do you have any training as to how to employ it? If not, get trained. You MUST know when and when not to deploy and engage a bad guy with a firearm. Maybe you could start competing in a IDPL (international defensive pistol league). You will find out how good you REALLY are with your tools and, through practice, you will get better, faster and more accurate. The average “match” usually doesn’t go past a 50 round requirement to shoot the courses of fire. If you cannot put rounds into an “A” zone @ 25 yds. at a rate of 1 second per shot-you need practice. How about trying a 3-gun competition? Rifle, shotgun and pistol. They all could be handy in a situation. The more you compete, the better you become and the safer you will be if a situation develops. That is the very definition of confidence.

      Arm up and carry on.

    2. This goes back a few years ago, my daughter was married and her and her husband had recently purchased a home in a pretty nice neighborhood, but right after they bought the house she asked me if I would take her to to purchase a handgun, and teach her to shoot it, this set off a firestorm from the wife in no time. Talk about heat, long story short, we went and got a pistol and we went to the club I belonged to several times and taught her all of the safe handling and shooting, with no problems, except from the wife, the daughter did everything right, and right after Christmas the following year, the daughter called my wife and two houses down from their house there was a home invasion, everybody was okay, but the firestorm from the wife stopped, and when spring came that year the wife came to me and asked me if I would take her down to the range and teach her how to shoot, with no problems we all got together to shoot on a regular basis until the wife passed away, in 20 years of marriage she never wanted to learn how to shoot, but after the daughters deal it didn’t take much of a push to get her interested, I must admit I started watching myself as she was a pretty go shot and could make me a statistic real quick!


    4. I know it is politically correct to picture a woman in these stories, but you are taking this to the extreme. I guess the need to be PC is something you cannot control.

      1. 76% of assaults are on women. I don’t know the stats on home invasion but probably similar if not higher when considering break-ins where the perpetrator knows who is home and not home. I would use the image of a female or an elderly person (male or female) not to be PC, because of probability. I propose that, if all you got out of the article is being offended by a statistically accurate portrayal, you probably aren’t interested in the topic or missed the point entirely.

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