Defense at a Distance – More Self Defense Gun Stories

Ruger AR 556 used to stop Home Invasion
Ruger AR 556 used to stop Home Invasion

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 saved lives because they had a gun and good habits.

First story-  Are you armed at home in the evening?

It is 9 at night. You’re home with your family. A strange man rushes into your house through the front door. You ask him if he’s lost, but the man doesn’t make any sense. You tell him to leave, and he attacks you. You try to push him back out the door, but the stranger throws you to the ground. Your family runs away and your wife calls the police. You run to your bedroom, grab your gun, and then move back into the middle of your home. Now, you order the stranger to leave or you’ll shoot him. Your attacker sees your gun and turns around. The police arrest him in front of your home.

After he was released by the hospital, your attacker was charged with residential entry, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.

Second Story-  Are you armed at home?   

It is after 11 at night when your boyfriend comes over. Your three children are in bed and your boyfriend is angry. He shouts through the locked door, but you tell him you’re armed and to go away. He walks away and then shoots at your house from the street. You unlock the door and shoot back. Now your attacker drives away. You check on your children and then call the police. You give a statement when the police arrive, and the police find bullet holes in your house.

Your attacker is charged with first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, three counts of felony child endangerment and resisting arrest.

Third story- Are you armed in public?

You and your friend are checking on a neighbor during the quarantine. You see a stranger come out of your neighbor’s house carrying equipment. You shout hello. The stranger drops the equipment, raises a gun, and shoots at you. Your friend is hit by the bullet. You shoot back, and now your attacker runs away.

You help your friend and call 911. EMTs treat your friend and life-flight him to the nearest hospital. You live in a rural and sparsely populated desert town. The police found your attacker dead in the desert with a gunshot wound.

Fourth story- Are you armed at home?

It is early in the evening. You’re home due to the quarantine. You hear a bang at your front door. You hear it again and you draw your firearm. At the third bang, your front door lock gives way and three young men wearing sweatshirts rush into your home. They are armed. You shoot at them several times. That turns them around and they run back out the front door. You move to the door and close it. Then you call the police.

When the police arrive you show them the video from your security camera. The police arrest one of your attackers at a hospital where he was seeking treatment for his gunshot wounds.

Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

Slow FactsAbout Rob Morse

Rob Morse 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 Amanda Suffecool on her nationally syndicated radio show eye on the target radio Sunday nights from 5 to 7 eastern time, or on the website for the DC Project.


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In the second instance, why would you keep a boyfriend like that?


Cannot help but think fourth story could have had a much happier ending.

“When police arrive you show them your security video. They shake your hand and collect three bodies from your front lawn. Media is notified, but given no information identifying the victim/hero of the story. 6 O’clock news shows pictures of the deceased and celebrates the pre-emptive end of a nascent crime wave.”

Deplorable Bill

I wish that all of these events were televised on the evening national news. I don’t know how many times these happen in a day’s time but I suspect it’s in the hundreds. It should be of note that there are instances when a firearm was displayed and that was enough to convince the bad guy to make a hasty retreat. The key to survival is to have your firearm present, on hand, loaded and ready to go if/when needed, wherever you may be. This has nothing to do with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne etc. It has everything to do… Read more »


Now let the thieves back out on the street to attack another innocent. Turn someone else world upside down. As if things aren’t bad enough for people. Add due stress & expense to the innocent people. Why don’t the thieves hit a few judges, politicians homes that like to go light on their crimes ? After all they have what you desire. Why rob the poor ?