Self Defense Stories You Don’t See in the Mainstream News

Here is some news you won’t find in the mainstream media. Again this week, responsible gun owners defend themselves and the people they love.


Self-defense instructor Ben Branam joins the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast to look at three new examples. Were these gun owners lucky, or were they trained and prepared?  What can we learn from their experience? Listen and find out. (15-minute audio)


All three victims survived lethal attacks because they had a gun.


First story-  Are you armed as you go shopping?


You’re sitting in your car at Walmart when a man runs up and pulls open your driver’s side door. He has a knife in his hands and tells you to get out of your car. You put up your hands and are cut on your hands and arms several times. You slide toward the passenger side, and pull your gun from under the seat. Now your attacker runs away.


The attacker runs to a car waiting in a nearby drive-through lane. This time the woman in the car slides out of the car and grabs her gun from under the seat. Again, the criminal runs away.


Police arrest the criminal as he hid in a nearby bathroom. The criminal had robbed the Walmart a minute before the first assault.


Second Story-  Are you armed as you arrive home?


You drive up to your house and notice that the door is open and you hear your dog barking. Walking inside you see two young men. They see you and pull handguns from their pockets. You dive for your front closet and take out a rifle. It is loaded and your shoot both of your attackers. Now you back out of the house and call police. You show the police your surveillance tapes. That shows the break in and you defending yourself.


Third story- Are you armed when you’re at work?


You work at a roofing company. One of the employees is upset. There is an argument in the front office and you walk over to see what is going on.  The employee threatens you and says he’s going to get even. He storms out of the building. You have other employees outside. You follow him. The angry employee grabs a gun from his truck. You tell him to put the gun down. He points the gun at you. You are carrying concealed, you draw and shoot your attacker, then you go back into the building and call police and EMTs.


The police take your attacker to the hospital. You show police your security video. They identify the employee as a convicted felon, so he shouldn’t have had a gun in the first place. Your attacker faces charges of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


(14 minute podcast)

About Rob MorseSlow Facts

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 at Modern Self