True Stories

Get inspired by true stories of armed self-defense and other real-life incidents involving the use of firearms.

Interrupt the OODA Loop
Interrupt the OODA Loop
Kevin Michalowski — January 28, 2019

Can the power of the Holy Spirit protect you during an armed robbery? The woman in this video was surely a believer. When a robber walked in demanding money, she responded, “In the name of Jesus I command you to get out of my store!” then followed it with, “You…

‘But I Didn’t Start It!’
‘But I Didn’t Start It!’
John Caile — January 25, 2019

The above excuse seldom worked when we were kids, and it is even less effective in justifying the use of deadly force. True, it is important to avoid being the aggressor in an altercation because being the aggressor will almost certainly damage your claim of self-defense. But…

Buyback Sleight-of-Hand
Buyback Sleight-of-Hand
Rick Sapp — January 11, 2019

According to Wikipedia, a gun buyback is “instituted to purchase privately owned firearms. The goal … is to reduce the number of firearms owned by civilians and provide a process whereby civilians can sell their privately owned firearms to the government without risk of prosecution.” The idea is…

Tell Your Kids About Gun Safety … Then Tell Them Again
Tell Your Kids About Gun Safety … Then Tell Them Again
John Caile — January 11, 2019

We all hate reading about children injured or killed in incidents involving firearms. But this particular case of gun safety (technically, the lack thereof) has a disturbing twist. The headline tells the story: 11-year-old charged in shooting death of 14-year-old friend “An 11-year-old Lake City boy…

Shoot Yourself … Go to Jail!
Shoot Yourself … Go to Jail!
Kevin Michalowski — January 7, 2019

This type of story makes me so angry, but I use it as a cautionary tale. Don’t be like the Arizona man who SHOT HIMSELF in the groin and is now facing criminal charges. He is charged with recklessly discharging a firearm in public because, as he walked through the…

Shoot Yourself … Face Charges
Shoot Yourself … Face Charges
Kevin Michalowski — January 4, 2019

While shopping in a local Walmart on Nov. 27, 2018, an Arizona man negligently shot himself in the groin. According to local news reports, the man was carrying his handgun in the waistband of his sweatpants when it began to fall. He told police that the gun went off when…