True Stories

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

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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