True Stories

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

Buyback Sleight-of-Hand

According to Wikipedia, a gun buyback is “instituted to purchase privately owned firearms. The goal … is to reduce the… Read More >

Tell Your Kids About Gun Safety … Then Tell Them Again

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!

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

As the number of civilians legally carrying firearms continues to grow, stories of lawful defense have occurred with increasing frequency. Read More >