Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast – Home Defense Edition ~ LISTEN


Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast – Home Defense Edition ~ LISTEN

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 Andee Reardon O’Brion 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 saved lives because they had a gun..and good habits.

First Story- Are you armed at home in the middle of the day?

You’re lying down in bed. You hear your family come home. A few moments later, you hear your daughter scream. You’re heading towards her room in a flash. You see a stranger standing over her, and you tackle him. Your daughter runs out of the room. You get off the stranger and draw your gun. You order the intruder to the ground while your wife calls the police.

Police were already in the area after receiving reports of several break-ins. Your attacker is in jail charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of the stolen property.

Tag- No shots fired

Second Story- Are you armed at home?

You hear the shouting outside. It is ten at night and you open the door to see what is going on. Your roommates are arguing with someone they know. You see the strange man hand a gun to the strange woman. Now your roommates run inside. The woman points her gun at you, and then she shoots at the house. You draw your gun, shoot at your attackers and duck for cover inside the house. The attackers run away. You call the police.

Police arrested your attackers. They were charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, aggravated criminal damage to property, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Third Story- Are you armed at home late at night?

You are at home with your family. It is ten at night when you hear someone banging on your front door. The strangers are shouting “Sheriff’s office. Open up!” You’re gathering your family and reaching for your phone when the intruders break down your door. These are not deputies, and they have their guns out. Their guns are pointed at you and your family.

You move, draw your firearm, and shoot the attacker closest to you. The other attackers run away. You call EMTs and the police.

The four other people in your home, including a 13-year-old child, are uninjured. One of your attackers died at the scene.

Forth Story- Do you have a firearm available late at night?

It is three in the morning when you’re startled awake by someone banging on your front door. You wonder if you were imagining it, when you hear glass breaking. You shout for your roommate to wake up, and you grab your gun. You step out of your bedroom and see a stranger standing in your house. You shout for him to put his arms up. The robber does as he’s told and your roommate calls the police.

Your 20-year-old robber is held in jail on charges of felony trespass, criminal damage to property and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Tag- no shots fired

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 Andee at and on her facebook and Instagram pages with the same name.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
1 year ago

Could it be that the take away from these stories is that politicians, judges, and bureaucrats have made us vulnerable, even in our houses?

JayWPB (@fl-ga)
1 year ago

Well we know the third story must be fake because it happened in California, and everyone knows that people can not carry guns nor defend themselves there.

1 year ago

The Castle Doctrine says that you do not have to retreat to a bedroom or bathroom once someone has broken in, because by breaking in, they’ve already declared their intentions. Seems these dumb-ass criminals never get the message. Seems drugs won’t let them. Having been the victim of a home invasion in 1983 in Los Angeles by three thugs (in which I had to physically fight for my life because I wasn’t armed back then,) I’ve since learned to always have my piece within arms reach because you just never know. Nor could you. Worst case scenario: where I live… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
1 year ago

Yep, the moral to the stories is keep your tools handy and be aware of your surroundings.

Arm up, carry on.

willyd (@willyd)
1 year ago

I can’t carry a Black Jack but I do have a 24″ Breaker Bar for changing a tire along with a Beretta!!!!!!!!

CEMinMO (@charles-moore)
1 year ago
Reply to  willyd

A 24″ breaker bar is also good for changing an attitude.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
1 year ago

St. W, Both of those could have gone sideways easily. I am glad to hear you carry now. When seconds count, the police are mins. away. YOU are the first responder.

Arm up, carry on.