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Get inspired by true stories of armed self-defense and other real-life incidents involving the use of firearms. Plus, stay abreast of firearms-related news and events across the country and around the world.

The Sword of Damocles: Living Under the Dangling Blade of Uncertainty

Anthony L. DeWitt —March 25, 2021

Molly and Robert Duncan were returning from breakfast one Wednesday morning in Grinnell, Ohio, with no reason to suspect trouble… Read More

The Mychael Waller Story: Father Survives Chicago Shooting

Sean Chaffin —March 22, 2021

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on Mychael Waller’s self-defense incident. Part 2, which details what… Read More

Tracing Back: Prior Relationships Cloud Self-Defense Cases

Anthony L. DeWitt —March 18, 2021

Recently, an individual posted a question about a “clear case of self-defense” on the question-and-answer website Quora. After examining posts… Read More

Deadly Blows: One Man’s Story of Survival

Rick Sapp —March 11, 2021

James Ott could have shot him, and investigating sheriff’s deputies wondered why he hadn’t. After all, James had been assaulted… Read More

Women, United Through the 2nd Amendment (and Shoes!)

Beth Alcazar —March 9, 2021

With International Women’s Day recognized yesterday, March 8, and celebrated throughout this week, I didn’t want to pass up a… Read More

True Stories — February/March 2021

Duncan Mackie —March 8, 2021

Something in the Air: Utah Bar Employee Stops Shooting Spree A downtown Salt Lake City nightclub was the scene of… Read More

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