More Self Defense Gun Stories – Are You Armed at Home?

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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 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? (24-minute audio)

These victims saved lives because they had a gun..and good habits.

First Story- Can you defend yourself in the middle of the night?

You’re asleep. You’re woken up by someone pounding on your front door a few minutes before midnight. You get up to see who it is. You also bring your firearm with you. You see your ex-girlfriend outside. She says she has something to say. You open your front door, and she and another man push the door open. The male intruder has a gun and it’s pointed at you.

You back away and shoot your attackers. You run out the back door and your attackers shoot at you as you run. The news story doesn’t say how, but you contact the police. You meet the police when they arrive at your home. They take the male attacker to the hospital. The female attacker was declared dead at the scene.

Second Story- Are you armed as you go about in public?

You’re in an argument with your boyfriend. He starts pushing you and hitting you. You drive away.You’re on the highway when you notice that crazy man is following you. He tries to run your car off the road. You pull over at an exit. Crazy man stops in front of you and runs up to your car. You’re armed. You present your firearm. Now your attacker runs away.

You drive down the exit and go to a nearby police station. The police find your attacker. They also find methamphetamine when they search his car. He is arrested and charged with domestic violence, reckless endangerment, and possession of a controlled substance.

Third Story- Are you armed at home?

You and your fiance are home on a Saturday night. You hear something going on in the back of your apartment. You see two young men smashing their way into your screened porch. You shout to your fiance and then run to your bedroom. You grab your firearm. The intruders enter your home. One of them is armed. He tells you to put your hands up. You shoot both robbers. Now they run away, and you call the police.

Police find two more accomplices in a getaway car parked nearby. EMTs take your two attackers to the hospital.  Your attackers are 16 and 17 years old.

Fourth Story- Can you defend yourself early in the morning?

It is 2am on new years day. The party is winding down, but not on the happy note you’d hoped for. One of the visitors has already picked a fight with one couple, and the couple left the party. The hosts ask the angry visitor to leave. Instead, the angry guest takes offense and says he is going to go get his gun from his car.

This is where you live. You go to your bedroom and get your gun. The armed attacker comes back into the house and points his gun at the people in the party. You shoot him until he drops his firearm. Now you call the police.

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


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1 year ago

My Pistol is either on my hip or on my night stand 24/7/365! It is right beside me in my shower!

1 year ago
Reply to  Roy

thats what zip lock baggies are for. Showers

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

Your tools, your ability and willingness to use them can make the difference between life or death. I wish these events were shared in the public news channels but socialism, communism and tyranny cannot exist for long when the citizenry is armed so we are not likely to see them. To coin a phrase; Your firearm is like the American express card, don’t leave home without it. We all dread the day we will be forced to use our firearms but bullets are cheaper than funerals.

Arm up, carry on.