True Stories

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

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 >

True Stories — October 2018

Kicked In: Florida Mobile Home Residents Fight Off Invaders Three Glen St. Mary men were asleep in their mobile home… Read More >

Gas Station Assault

No matter how much I insist that I will steer clear of popular but time-consuming social media sites such as… Read More >

What’s in Your Wallet?

While I was digging through my wallet the other day, my husband commented that it looked a bit full. He… Read More >

Shoplifting Our Rights

The UN World Population Prospects says 7,452 people die every day in the U.S. — one every 12 seconds. This… Read More >

Where Oh Where Is My Gun?

About once a month, my members-only gun range sends out an email describing guns — both long guns and handguns… Read More >

Supermarket Sweep

Until recently, my family shopped for groceries at an Albertsons Market about a mile from the house. In New Mexico,… Read More >

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