True Stories

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

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… Read More

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… Read More

In the Clear: Are Handguns Really the Best?
Scott W. Wagner — December 3, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of my column in the USCCA’s weekly digital newsletter The Concealed Carry Report, you may… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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