True Stories

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

True Stories — November/December 2018
True Stories — November/December 2018
Duncan Mackie — December 26, 2018

Tooth and Nail: Utah Man Forced to Shoot Hammer-Wielding Uncle A Pleasant Grove man was at his father’s house when his uncle, who was known to have mental problems, approached the home with a claw hammer in one hand and a sledgehammer in the other. The uncle began banging on…

Seeking Revenge
Seeking Revenge
Rick Sapp — December 14, 2018

I sometimes find myself thinking about revenge; about acting out after an incident instead of reacting within the confines of the law in the moment. It seems to me that it doesn’t often work out in anyone’s favor. Over There Pakistan is 143rd out of 144 countries in the 2017 “Global Gender…

Alabama’s Thanksgiving Tragedy … Too Close to Home
Alabama’s Thanksgiving Tragedy … Too Close to Home
Beth Alcazar — December 11, 2018

I guess in some ways I feel slightly obligated (or maybe compelled in some way) to comment on the tragic events that took place in the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama, on Thanksgiving evening. That gigantic shopping mall, open now for nearly 33 years, is about eight minutes from my…

Minding Your Own Business Is Smart Policy
Minding Your Own Business Is Smart Policy
John Caile — November 30, 2018

I’m thankful that stories of legally armed citizens making incredibly bad choices are relatively rare occurrences. But when I do come across them, I like to use them as “teachable moments.” Anytime the mistakes of others can help us avoid trouble in our own lives, we should take advantage of…

Preemption vs. Local Ordinances
Preemption vs. Local Ordinances
John Caile — November 23, 2018

You may have seen the news about Chief of Police Loren Culp, who turned the tables on liberal legislators by declaring his Washington State town of Republic a “Sanctuary City” … for gun owners! See the full story from the Yakima Herald. According to the Yakima Herald,…

Self-Defense, Not ‘Stuff’ Defense
Self-Defense, Not ‘Stuff’ Defense
Kevin Michalowski — November 12, 2018

Do not use your gun for anything except defense against an imminent deadly threat. The goal of true self-defense is to create enough dysfunction in your attacker that you can escape safely. If you can escape without firing a shot, you should make every effort to do so. This video…