On the Street and at Work, by Day and by Night- More Self Defense Gun Stories

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On the Street and at Work, by Day and by Night- More Self Defense Gun Stories

U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- Here is the news you don'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 good habits? What can we learn from their experience?
(23-minute audio)

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

First story-  Are you armed in the afternoon?

You and your family are visiting your mother in law. Your wife and your four year old daughter are walking along the sidewalk when a dog run around the corner and growls at you. Your wife steps between your daughter and the dog. A moment later the dog has grabbed your daughter and is dragging her behind some bushes. You dive in after them. You pry the dogs jaws open. The dog lets go of your daughter. A friend draws his firearm and puts it in your free hand. You shoot the dog as he lunges at you.

You call the police and take your daughter to the emergency room. Your daughter requires 30 to 40 stitches on her neck to close her wounds.

Second Story-  Are you armed at work in the morning?

You’re working at the checkout counter of a small ethnic market. It is the middle of the morning when a man comes in with a cloth across his face. He hands you a note saying he has a gun and to give him the money in the cash register. You’re armed. You draw your gun and point it at the robber. The robber runs away and you call the police.

You give the police a description of your robber. They find him a few blocks away. He still has the hold up note in his pocket.
(Tag- No shots fired)

Third story- Are you armed during the day?

You’re walking down the sidewalk when two young men run up to you. They shout, ‘Give me your money. Give it up or I’ll shoot.’ One boy has his hand in his pocket. This is a tough neighborhood and other people have been attacked here. You’re armed. You draw your firearm and shoot the attacker who said he has a gun. Both attackers run. You head the other way and call police.

Police take your wounded attacker to the hospital. The other attacker was taken to jail as an accomplice to murder. Your two attackers were 15 years old.

Are you armed at night when you’re with your girlfriend?

Your girlfriend says she needs cash, so you pull into the credit union. It is 10 at night, and you see someone walk toward your girlfriend as she stands at the ATM. She puts her hands in the air. The stranger has a gun. Your girlfriend is being robbed. You’re armed. You open your car door and shoot the robber several times. The robber runs around the corner to a waiting car. You and your girlfriend drive around the corner to a police station where you both report the attack.

Police pick up your attackers and take one of them to the hospital. The other one goes to jail.

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.

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Roy Payne

I live in a small Midwest town (pop. 9,008) and both my wife and I carry every day. This little town had two police officers murdered in the line of duty within 18 months recently. And of course, we often see reports in the news of arrests being made involving drugs. A young friend shot and killed a man threatening his family with a knife last month. So even in sleepy rural towns, crime still happens. And I refuse to be a victim.

R L Diehl
R L Diehl

Yet most people go thru life as if they think they live inside an invisible shield where nothing bad can happen to them, it only happens to others! I believe it is due to an unwillingness to accept responsibility, even for their own safety because that would mean they are responsible for themselves in every way! G B Shaw said: “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”


Responsibility is best learned by taking it on. Sadly, today, most people run away from it.