On Your Porch, in Your Truck, and Your Bedroom – Self Defense Gun Stories

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U.S.A.– (Ammoland.com)- 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 Ben Branam joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (21-minute audio)

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

First story-  Are you armed at home?

You’re sitting on your front porch before 9 in the evening. A stranger comes up to you and asks you a question. The next thing you know, the stranger has a gun out of his pocket and demands you empty your pockets.

You have your concealed carry permit. You’re armed. You stand up to give your attacker what he asked for. You reach into your pockets and then shoot your attacker. He tries to run away and falls to the ground. You call the police.

The police take your attacker to the hospital.

Second Story-  Are you armed as you drive?

You’re sitting in your truck in downtown Tulsa at five in the morning. You’re waiting for your construction crew to arrive and start work. You look up when you hear a loud sound. A stranger is beating your truck with a length of rebar. The stranger smashes your windows. You’re armed. You shoot your attacker until he drops the rebar and steps away from your truck.

You call the police. EMTs take your attacker to the hospital. They take you in for questioning and then release you.

Third story- Are you armed at work?

You’re working at the checkout aisle of a grocery store. It is noon when a man runs into the store wearing a mask over his face. He jumps over the counter and starts beating you. You fall to the ground.

You’re armed. You draw your gun and shoot at your attacker. Now your attacker runs away. No other customers or employees are hurt. Your co-workers call police.

Nearby police saw your attacker run from the store and arrest him. EMTs take you to the hospital.

Fourth story- Are you armed at home late at night?

You’re in the back bedroom of your home. You’re tired. It is nine at night and your eight months pregnant. Your husband and your 11 year old daughter are in the family room. You hear a crash, shouts, and screams. You get up and look down the hallway to see your husband on the floor. A masked man is beating him while another man has hold of your daughter and is kicking your husband. The attacker stops beating your husband and shoots at you.

You step back into the bedroom and grab the loaded rifle you keep there. You peak into the hallway and shoot one of the attackers as he comes toward you. Both attackers run away.

You check on your family and call EMTs.

Your husband is taken to the hospital with a fractured eye socket, a fractured sinus cavity, and a concussion. He required 20 stitches and three staples to close his wounds. Your daughter is unhurt.

Your attackers kicked in your back door. Police found one of your attackers dead in a ditch near the road.

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.

Contact Ben Branam at Modern Self Protection.com

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Pastor Roy
Pastor Roy(@roy-payne)
2 years ago

As I sit here, having read these reports and typing my comments, it reminds me of why I can feel the weight in the front pocket of my jeans. Even sitting here in my recliner, I carry my Ruger LCR9 loaded with Hornady JHP rounds. It only holds five, but by the times it’s empty, I will have made it to my bedroom where a sawed-off 12 guage stands behind the door and my loaded AR15 rests in the closet. I love the old joke, “Standing in the kitchen the other night, my wife I asked me why I carried… Read more »

2 years ago

First, I want to thank Rob Morse for putting this article together. Nothing like a little reality to demonstrate that you only ever get one chance to get it right, because rarely does life offer anyone a do-over. Again, thank you. Anyone who has read any of my stories, knows that I was the victim of a home invasion in LA during1983. I was watching TV late one evening when three men with brass knuckles broke in. I was in the fight of my life because my gun was in the bedroom, with me there in the living room. Thanks… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill(@deplorable-bill)
2 years ago

I know I read about the last one here on Ammoland. She was absolutely right to shoot her, her husbands and her daughter’s attacker(s). I can only guess the reason it did not make National News is an AR-15 was used.

Arm up, carry on.