By Day and by Night, At Home and on the Street- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

Two Time Robbery Suspect Shot By Victim
Two Time Robbery Suspect Shot By Victim

U.S.A.– ( 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 Ben Branam 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-  Are you armed as you arrive home?

It is early Sunday morning when you drive up to your apartment complex. You enter your security code to open the gate. You drive up to your garage and press the door opener to raise your garage door. Then, you close the garage door and get out of your car. That is when an armed attacker hits you in the head with his gun.

You step back. You’re armed. You draw and fire as you back into your house. That is where you call the police. They find the unresponsive robber in the corner of your garage.

Evidently the robber was hiding nearby as you opened your garage door.

Second Story-  Are you armed at work?

It is 5:30 in the evening on a weekday eve. You work at a cell phone store. Another customer comes in. You’re standing behind the cash register working with another customer. A customer walks up and stands in line. Another employee asks the new customer if he can help him. The customer pulls out a knife and demands the money from the register. Every one backs away. So do you, except you have your concealed carry permit and you’re armed. You draw your gun and shoot your attacker several times as you back away from the sales counter. The robber runs out the door.

You ask your co-worker to call the police. You go outside and tell the barber who works next door that you were robbed. You also ask the barber to call the police and to lock his door. A group of people in the parking lot are standing around your attacker shouting for him to tie a tourniquet around his leg. EMTs arrive and take your attacker to the hospital.

Third story- Are you armed as you walk down the street?

You and your friend stepped out of the gas station. It is almost ten at night when you walk across the parking lot a stranger steps out from between two cars. The stranger has a gun and demands your wallet and phone. You’re being robbed.

You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You draw your gun and shoot your attacker three times as you step back. You and your friend both run away from the attack.

You call police and EMTs. They take your attacker to the hospital.

Fourth story- Do you have a self-defense tool nearby when you’re asleep?

You’re startled awake by the sound of glass breaking. It is after midnight and you were asleep in your own bed. You call police and tell them someone is downstairs in your home. You grab your gun and hide in the closet. You hear someone come up the stairs. You shoot the intruder after he entered your bedroom and starts toward you. You tell the dispatcher to send EMTs.

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 Ben Branam at Modern Self


  • 7 thoughts on “By Day and by Night, At Home and on the Street- More Self-Defense Gun Stories

    1. It would be more cost effective to have to send the coroner rather than an EMT. Just think, no hospital room and board, no jail time no lawsuit for the shooter. The good guy wins.

    2. My job demands that we carry no weapons of any kind, and even restricts the size and type of pocket knives. Yet, they send me into parts of the city that are known to be very dangerous areas. It is always a tough decision to carry discreetly or not. If , heaven forbid, they even think I am carrying they will call police,etc. (no law in my state against carrying with a license, except if they ask em to leave,etc.). No signs posted, etc.
      I understand they do this for liability, but they actually are very far left and hate guns.
      My wife always says-you can always get another job, but you can’t get another life.

      1. Your wife has your best interests at heart. Without a way to protect yourself in a hostile environment, especially as you are situationally aware in this not-so-good environment, this is definitely a risk-management choice.

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