True Stories

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

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

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. Read More

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… Read More