True Stories

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

Buddy’s Story: USCCA Member and Army Veteran Arrested for Protecting His Family on His Own Property

Check out the true story of USCCA Member Buddy Shephard. Buddy protected his family in a life-threatening situation, but HE… Read More >

Bill’s Story: USCCA Member and Concealed Carrier Arrested After Road Rage Incident

Check out the true story of USCCA Member Bill. Bill was the victim of a road rage incident, but HE… Read More >

Knife Attack! What Would You Do?

Watch this surveillance video. What would you do if an attacker with a knife went after a person in the… Read More >

Self-Defense? Well, Maybe Not…

An incident in my neighborhood a couple of weeks ago illustrates what can happen when emotion overrides common sense. As… Read More >

About Evil

I attended Unity Church for several years. I learned a great deal about prayer, meditation, the practice of inner peace… Read More >

The Eye of the Predator

When we think of people who engage in predatory behavior (that is, those criminally minded individuals who seek out weaker… Read More >

When to Hit Pause

This past weekend, a Fox News headline about an incident in an Indiana furniture store naturally caught my attention: “Armed… Read More >

True Stories — August/September 2018

Break It Up! Illinois Gun Owner Uses AR-15 to Stop Knife Attack Hearing an altercation outside his apartment, a Chicago… Read More >

Startle!

I smash the horn at some slow dimwit in the left lane of Interstate 40. He’s forcing trucks, automobiles and… Read More >

Asking for Trouble Instead of Avoiding It

An event that occurred in Clearwater, Florida, a little more than a week ago illustrates why it is so important… Read More >

Ladies, Defend Your Men

I received a message not long ago from a 73-year-old woman named Lynette who made a fantastic point, one that… Read More >

True Stories — July 2018

Think Fast: Texas Man Shoots Robber Wielding Sawed-Off Shotgun A Houston man was walking to his car at about 2… Read More >

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