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

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

U.S.A.– ( You didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again this week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love. Self-defense instructor Amanda Suffecool joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (23-minute audio)

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

First story-  Are you armed as you drive home?

You’re on your way home after work. The sun is setting when your teenage daughter calls you. She says two strange men are knocking on the doors and windows of your home. While you’re talking with her, your daughter says the strangers broke the glass door at the back of the house. You tell her to lock herself in the back bathroom. You drive faster and call the police.

The police tell you to wait outside your home until officers arrive. You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You enter your home and go to your daughter. She is unhurt. You tell her to lock herself in the bathroom again and you stand guard until the police clear the house.

You gave the police good pictures of the intruders from your security system.

Second Story-  Are you armed at home early in the morning?

You’re doing early morning chores outside your home when you hear your girlfriend scream. You rush back inside and see two men with beating your girlfriend and holding her down. The men are armed with a gun and a knife. You grab your shotgun and shoot at them. They run. You call police and EMTs. You girlfriend goes to the hospital for a checkup. Fortunately, she is only bruised.

The police find one of your attackers at the hospital.

Third story- Are you armed in public?

You walk out of a store late at night. As you’re walking across the parking lot, you notice that someone is inside your car. You shout for him to get out. Someone in a black SUV nearby shoots at you. You shoot back. The robber gets out of your car and jumps into the SUV before it drives away.

You call police. The SUV drops off the wounded robber at a nearby hospital.

Fourth story- Are you armed at work?

You’re working in the back room of your jewelry store. You look up to see several young men rush through the front door. Now there are four men wearing masks and with hammers in their hands. They are threatening your employees and smashing your display cases.

You’re armed. You draw your gun, step to the doorway, and shoot your attackers. The robbers run away. You check on your employees and call the police.

Fortunately, your employes aren’t hurt. Police look at the security video from your store and from other stores nearby. The police locate the robbers and the getaway vehicle. They also find drugs and stolen jewelry from other stores. Two of the robbers were wounded.

Links and text of the 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.

Amanda Suffecool has a nationally syndicated weekly radio show- Eye on the Target Radio. Amanda is a firearms instructor and Ohio representative for the DC Project.



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Lucky 13

I was trained by local law enforcement to shoot an intruder until they stop moving, not until they run away. Police don’t want wounded desperate thieves on the run.


At the risk of repeating myself: I was the victim of a home invasion by three men with brass knuckles in L A during 1983. Because my gun was in the bedroom, with my fat ass sitting blissfully unaware watching TV on the couch, I was in the fight of my life. Be it known that because of my military training, I prevailed, and that like @DP, my gun now goes with me everywhere I go: end of story. Hell… I ‘ll even sometimes talk to the thing, it makes me so happy to see it. I guess you would… Read more »


Being Free and 21, well 67, and I don’t learn left or right as I don’t trust most of em as far as I can c em. Anyway, I get a kick out of all the pro and con gun people, and I want to ask the Pro side something. I can legally care concealed, and of course open in my state of South Dakota. I don’t open carry except for hunting, but I conceal daily and have for way over 30 years. I have 2 car guns that stay in my autos, and always have one under each dash… Read more »


If you are having to pass a magnetometer or a “very friendly” frisk I can see why you would take off your firearm. If not, then you do it because you decide to. And that’s ok as you should that which is best for you. Life is all about choices. And I’m three years your junior.

Deplorable Bill

Wake up and the artillery goes on with the pants. Artillery stays there throughout the day. Get home and the artillery is still on. Shower time, the artillery is in the room at arms reach. Sack time and the artillery is within easy reach. Not only does this keep your options open but it also guarantees the weapon is secure and no one is getting a hold of it. Secure and safe, a good way to live. Like it or not, WE are the first responders. WE are responsible for the welfare and lives of our spouse, children, friends, neighbors,… Read more »