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

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

U.S.A.– (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 Tony Simon 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? (21-minute audio)

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

Click the title links for more info:

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

You are walking to your girlfriend’s house with your 5 year old son when a man across the alley starts yelling at you for no reason. It is four in the afternoon. The man across the alley has a gun in his hand. You step back, pulling your 5 year old behind you. That’s when the criminal starts shooting at both of you.

You have your Illinois concealed carry license. You’re armed and you’re well trained. You present your gun from its holster and shoot the criminal until he stops shooting at you and your son. You rush your son to your vehicle and hand him to a friend. You check to make sure your son is uninjured. Then you call police while keeping your eyes on the bad guy.

EMTs take your attacker to the hospital. The police ask to see your firearm, your permit, and your FOID card. Your attacker was a convicted felon and gang member. It was illegal for your attacker to have a gun. It appears he was sending threatening video messages to other gangs when he attacked you.

Second Story-  Are you armed at home?

It is just after noon when you hear someone knocking on your front door. They are banging away and you go to see who it is. You also see someone trying to get into your house through the back door. That seems suspicious. You walk back to your bedroom and get your gun. You call police. You’re standing in the hallway of your home when the intruder breaks through your front door. A second later the intruder crashes into you. You shoot him. You back up, and the intruder runs away. Now you tell the police that shots were fired.

The police find your attacker in the front yard. He was wearing rubber gloves and had prior arrests for breaking and entering, and for burglary. The police arrested his accomplice who was at your back door. He had prior arrests for auto theft, and was charged with felony murder and burglary.

Third story- Are you armed at work?

It is one in the morning and you’re behind the counter at a convenience store. A customer walks in wearing a hoodie and a mask over his face. Then he pulls an 11 inch hatchet from his pants and tells you to give him the money. You back up, draw your firearm. The attacker puts down his hatchet and raises his hands. You call police. The intruder gets up and runs away.

Fourth story- Are you armed at home?

You are a woman home alone. It is almost ten in the morning when you hear someone banging on your front door. You don’t recognize him, so you don’t open the door. A minute later you hear someone trying to get in through your back door. You retreat to a back room in the house, get your gun, and hide in a closet. You call police. You’re talking to the police when the intruder opens the closet door. You shoot him several times.

The police arrive minutes later.

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 Tony Simon at Diversityshoot.com, on Instagram and facebook at Simon Says Train, and at The 2nd is For Everyone podcast.


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These stories show that you have ONE chance to get it right! Fred


You fail to point out the part of 2A where it states a license/permit for confiscation is a requirement so I would like to clarify with this short video which lists all documentation requirements and the types of Americans that are denied the right to have firearms. It is very specific so please pay close attention.

R L Diehl

I can’t figure out exactly what you are trying to say but if the 2A you refer to is the 2nd Amendment it it clearly states “the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed’. It is crystal clear, you may not like it, you may not think that’s how it should be; too bad! Work to change it if that’s what you believe in but don’t just ignore what you don’t like or try to pretend it doesn’t exist.


Correct 2A is crystal clear and it does not state licenses, permits and registrations for confiscation are required in addition to it or that additional gun regulations supersede it as the gun grabbers would like us to think. I like 2A exactly as it is written and would not vote to change a single letter of it. I am pro 2A exactly as it is written and anti additional unconstitutional gun regulation. Apparently you misinterpret what I stated but thanks for blowing off on me anyway. Hope you don’t friendly fire me in the field also. I proudly REFUSE TO… Read more »


Heck, even Trump just came out and stated gun control is infringing upon the rights of citizens to arm up and carry regardless of what the law says that Americans are sitting ducks and getting slaughtered while criminals don’t obey the gun control laws all of which are FAKE. 2A is the ONLY real gun control in this country. Translation: Trump is pissing off the US Corporation and they are going to continue attacking so lock n load regardless of the fake gun laws and protect your life while he continues to keep turning the screws back in the other… Read more »