What Should We do When Trouble Calls at Home – Self Defense Gun Stories

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U.S.A. – -(AmmoLand.com)- You probably 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 Robyn Sandoval joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at four new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they well trained? (17-minute audio)

First story- Are you armed at home?

It is Sunday afternoon. You hear someone walk onto your porch. You live in the country and are not expecting visitors. The next thing you know, you have two strange men in dark clothing in the middle of your home. They are wearing masks over their faces. You shout for them to leave. Instead of running away, they advance toward you.

You’re armed. You shoot the man closest to you. Now, both men run away. You hear a car door slam, and you look outside to see the two men drive away. Now you can call the police.

Police find a car matching your description at the nearest hospital. The wounded robber died from his wounds, and the police are looking for his accomplice.

Second Story- Are you armed at home on a Sunday evening?

You hear someone pounding on the door. You run a boarding house for people who are physically and mentally disabled. You look through a side window and the person outside isn’t one of your tenants. The stranger shouts that he needs money, and you tell him to go away. One of your tenants arrives a few minutes later, and you open your door and welcome him inside. That is when the stranger charges the door before you can close it. You’re knocked backwards onto the stairs where the stranger tackles you.

You are armed. You shoot your attacker twice before he moves away from you. You stop shooting and shout for your tenants to call the police. You stay in your home. Police arrest your attacker, and EMTs take him to the hospital. You go to the hospital to have your injured elbow examined.

Third story- Are you armed at home on a weekday morning?

It is the middle of the morning on a weekday. You hear sounds coming from the back of your house. You should be home alone, but you’re not. You are armed. You follow the sounds to your bedroom, and from there to your bedroom closet. You open your closet door and see a stranger looking back at you. The man has your wallet in his hand and is going through your clothes. You step back and yell at him to leave. The stranger yells at you, and then lunges for you. You shoot him and he stops advancing. You step back further and call the police.

Police arrive a short while later. They arrest your attacker and charge him with residential burglary. EMTs transport him to the local hospital. He is treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. The police think the robber might have spent the night in your camper.

Fourth story- Are you armed when you arrive home?

You get a call from your roommate. It is a few minutes after midnight and your roommate says someone is trying to break into your home. You walk in and find two strangers standing in your home. These strangers have weapons and they threaten you, but the news article doesn’t say what kind of weapons.

You are armed. You move and present your firearm. You shoot one of your attackers. The second attacker is out the door before you can shoot him. The first attacker stumbles outside. Now you call 911. You stay at the scene until the police arrive.

Police had already received calls about your gunshots. EMTs take one wounded robber to the hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition. Your attacker is less than 18 years old, so police called him a juvenile.

Links and text of the discussion at the podcast webpage.

About 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 was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

Contact Ben Branam at Modern Self Protection.com

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That is a man that pulled himself up from the bottom and has made something of himself, great for him and anyone else that does the same, those are the people that should get our respect, more so than the useless politicians that keep running for their re-elections!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What cops? Those morons want to defund the police. But the ones that aren’t might just take the victims into custody, it’s getting that crazy.

Watch um

When Biden is the president and our means of defense is maybe a ball bat or a pitchfork we will be like the rest of the liberal nations. And we can thank all the gun owners who sat on their duff and didn’t vote because they didn’t like Trump.

All those so-called hunters who only have a shotgun or maybe a rifle and say “oh they ain’t gonna take my gun ” are going to be in the same boat. And this goes double for the Turkey hunters federation. They never supported the NRA or any other gun owners association.

Last edited 2 years ago by Watch um

Nothing to worry about – LEOs will never arrest firearm owners or take their guns. Oh, wait . . .

Watch um

Simple answer, no I will not. BTW Will I am a retired LEO and continue to reserve as a deputy sheriff

Dave in Fairfax

Watch um,

You called Green Mt Boy names and hoped that his door would get knocked on for gun confiscation because he mentioned the corruption in the NRA, in another thread. I asked you what he said that was wrong, but you never answered. Now you are saying that you won’t turn in your guns if the law is passed that says that you must. Is it your belief that your constable friends would violate the Constitution, and presumably their oaths of either office or service, in order to implement a new, unconstitutional law?

Last edited 2 years ago by Dave in Fairfax

“In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent… and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer.”
-Rule #6 of the official 25 rules of disinformation published by the US Government.
It would appear that watchum is well acquainted with these rules!


I am interested to know how many LEOs think like he does – more laws give him more power to punish people with whom he has some minor difference of opinion.

Or, how many people in that profession will enforce the wave of new laws that are on the way because they are “just following orders.”

Maybe he will reappear and share his perspective.


Just like corrupt government employees in Brazil “for my friends, anything is possible. For my enemies, it’s the law.” When Biden’s handlers get their way, these laws will only be enforced against people who government employees do not like. People like Watch um will be offended for various reasons (lose arguments to people who are better informed on the facts, feel their authority is not being respected in some trivial manner, run into the guy who married their high school sweetheart, etc.), and they will use the power of the law to ruin their lives. For their buddies in the… Read more »


You threaten others with enforcement of the same law you will not obey.

I gave a more detailed response, but it was censored for some reason.

Last edited 2 years ago by JSNMGC

The detailed response was restored – thanks mods.

The comment above regarding the well-known Brazilian adage is what is coming and everyone knows it.

Watch um

Yes, I spread my money around to GOA and other gun rights organizations

Pastor Roy

I never supported the NRA either. They’ve become so compromised, they are worthless. My money goes to the Gun Owners of America. As Ron Paul says, “The GOA is the only no-compromise gun organization!”.


I could not vote for Trump. I could not vote for Biden. So for the third election in a row, I went Libertarian. It’s my vote, folks, not yours, so your saying I’m voting against my own rights is wrong. My first right in our elections is voting itself and firearms are not the only issue. I will not comply with any gun prohibition or turn-in demand.


It’s deluded people like you who are responsible for what’s coming for the next 4 years….thanks.


It’s a matter of simple math and logic. Tough for some people.


Not who I really wanted the first go around but better than pissing away my vote, now less said about what I own or have is going to be more of a normal! Trump was hated by all politicians all parties, so it didn’t surprise me with the election results, Demo-Rats and all out Mush-Brains in total charge!!!

Pastor Roy

When you vote your principles over what is best for the country … well, we can all see what happened. Dementia Joe is in the White House.