At Home and as You Drive- More Self Defense Gun Stories

Hatchet Ax Home Intruder Attacker
Hatchet Ax Home Intruder Attacker

U.S.A.– ( didn’t see it in the news, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Jeff Street joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (16-minute audio)

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

First story-  Are you armed at home?  

You and your daughter are at home on a Thursday night. You hear a crash from the other end of the house and walk toward the sound to see what happened. You see a stranger standing in your house. Your front door is broken, and the man is grabbing his foot that is bleeding on your floor.

You tell him to get out, but he says he’s being chased by other people, and the stranger tries to close and lock your front door.

You shout for your 12 year old daughter to grab your gun, and you stay between the intruder and your daughter. A moment later your daughter brings you your gun. You tell the stranger that you’ll shoot him if he comes any closer. Then you call the police.

The police arrest the stranger and take him to the hospital for treatment.
(Tag- No Shots Fired)

Second Story-  Are you armed as you drive?   

You’ve been here before. It is an hour after dark on a Saturday night. You’re delivering pizza to a hotel. You pick up your carry pack and walk toward the front door. A man and a boy walk across the parking lot to meet you. A moment later you notice that the man has a gun in his hand. He tells you to give him your wallet and cell phone.

You’re armed. You put down your pizza boxes. You also reach for your gun and shoot your attacker. Your attacker shoots back as he hobbles to his car and drives away. The police arrest your attacker and his teenage accomplice when he pulled over to treat his injuries.

You and the rest of the people in the parking lot are unhurt.

Third story- Are you armed at home?

You’re at home on a weekday morning. You hear someone banging on your front door. The stranger says to open up because he lives here and needs to get inside. You’re the homeowner, and you tell the stranger to go away. A minute later, you hear a window open at the side of your house, and a stranger walks into your home. You’re armed. You stay between the intruder and the other residents in your home. You shout for the intruder to leave. Your gun is out and you say you’ll call the police. The intruder says, “uck the police”, and lunges at you. You shoot the intruder three times and then back away. The intruder backs up. You call the police.

The police say that the intruder tried to break into another home on the next block and stole a car.

Fourth story- Are you armed at home?

It is early in the morning, and you’re standing outside your home with your girlfriend and your nephew. Your mom is inside the house. Three young men walk up to you. They are wearing masks. They tell you to hand over your wallet, and one of the young men points a gun at your family. He shoots at your house and your car.

You’re armed. You step to the side and present your firearm. You shoot the armed gunman in front of you, and then you shoot the other two attackers. Your attackers run, but you see one of them fall. You and your family retreat into your house. You stay inside and call the police. None of your family is hurt.

The police said your three attackers were 15 and 16 years old.

These gun owners saved lives in seconds. What could you do?

Links and full discussion at the podcast webpage.

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 Jeff Street at Step by Step Gun Training in Naples Florida.

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Always carry everywhere it is legal to do so, and do your best to avoid places where it is illegal. That doesn’t include businesses with “No guns allowed” signs, as it is not illegal to carry in them since it is a company policy and not a law. All they can do is ask you to leave and you can be charged with trespassing if you don’t, but if you do a good job of carrying concealed no one will ever know you are armed. I carry at home . . . in the house, when I’m mowing the lawn… Read more »


Fourth story: I think I would move to a safer neighborhood if you can’t even go outside without being shot at. Otherwise carry the gun in your hand at all times. Reminds me of a story, I went to a pastor’s house one morning and he was mowing his lawn with a gun holstered on his side. The conversation came around to why he was carrying and it turns out he was scared of snakes and had his gun to shoot any that he saw.