True Stories

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

Responsible Carry: Every Day, Everywhere
Responsible Carry: Every Day, Everywhere
John Caile — November 9, 2018

As the number of civilians legally carrying firearms continues to grow, stories of lawful defense have occurred with increasing frequency. Several recent incidents illustrate the different ways that such confrontations begin — and how they can end. Last month, a man entered a McDonald’s across the…

True Stories — October 2018
True Stories — October 2018
Duncan Mackie — November 7, 2018

Kicked In: Florida Mobile Home Residents Fight Off Invaders Three Glen St. Mary men were asleep in their mobile home at 4 on a Sunday morning when someone outside shouted, “Sheriff’s Office!” Their door then burst open, and a masked man entered and opened fire. The residents returned fire…

Gas Station Assault
Gas Station Assault
Rick Sapp — November 2, 2018

No matter how much I insist that I will steer clear of popular but time-consuming social media sites such as Facebook, I’m pulled back inside — like Silvio in Sopranos. Still, every now and then, I’ll come across a post which makes it worth my while. As an example, here…

What’s in Your Wallet?
What’s in Your Wallet?
Beth Alcazar — October 30, 2018

While I was digging through my wallet the other day, my husband commented that it looked a bit full. He teased me about having cash that he didn’t know about, but I showed him that the bulk of my wallet was actually made up of industry-related cards — various Second…

Shoplifting Our Rights
Shoplifting Our Rights
Rick Sapp — October 26, 2018

The UN World Population Prospects says 7,452 people die every day in the U.S. — one every 12 seconds. This year, one of those 7,452 was Christobal Lopez, 50, who died during a run-in with Michael Dunn, 47. According to lakelandgov.net, Dunn is the co-owner of Vets Surplus, Inc., has…

Where Oh Where Is My Gun?
Where Oh Where Is My Gun?
John Caile — October 19, 2018

About once a month, my members-only gun range sends out an email describing guns — both long guns and handguns — which have been left on shooting benches. But some of the more common places where people forget their guns? Public restrooms. I discussed this issue with a Minneapolis police…