True Stories

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

Knife Attack! What Would You Do?
Knife Attack! What Would You Do?
Kevin Michalowski — September 17, 2018

Watch this surveillance video. What would you do if an attacker with a knife went after a person in the checkout line in front of you? It happened recently in a Target department store, and the entire scene was captured on video. Sadly no one had a gun, but even…

Self-Defense? Well, Maybe Not…
Self-Defense? Well, Maybe Not…
John Caile — September 14, 2018

An incident in my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago illustrates what can happen when emotion overrides common sense. As is often the case in such a situation, only when the details are uncovered does the real story become clear. Initially, I heard from my neighbor across the street that…

About Evil
About Evil
Rick Sapp — September 7, 2018

I attended Unity Church for several years. I learned a great deal about prayer, meditation, the practice of inner peace and that the ideas and images (my judgments, preconceptions and even prejudices) I project onto the world co-create my experiences and the world in which I live: “We have…

The Eye of the Predator
The Eye of the Predator
Scott W. Wagner — August 31, 2018

When we think of people who engage in predatory behavior (that is, those criminally minded individuals who seek out weaker individuals who are incapable of defending themselves against a criminal attack), we tend to think of males anywhere 16 to 18 years of age or older. At least, this is…

When to Hit Pause
When to Hit Pause
John Caile — August 24, 2018

This past weekend, a Fox News headline about an incident in an Indiana furniture store naturally caught my attention: “Armed furniture store owner fights back would-be robber in Indianapolis.” It seems that a robber came into a furniture and accessory store and threatened the owner with…

Startle!
Startle!
Rick Sapp — August 10, 2018

I smash the horn at some slow dimwit in the left lane of Interstate 40. He’s forcing trucks, automobiles and big rigs to pass on the right. My wife practically jumps out of her seat. She takes fright if there is a sudden, loud noise or unexpected movement. Slip up…