True Stories

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

Situational Awareness: “Pick Your Seat”

William died in an old-fashioned pub on August 2 at approximately 4:15 in the afternoon. He was carrying a Smith… Read More >

A “Flight 93” Mindset

Most of you have probably heard about the amazing courage and quick thinking of U.S. Airman Spencer Stone,… Read More >

Warning: Your Past Can Come Back to Bite You

The outcome in yet another road rage trial serves as a reminder to all of us that any violent or… Read More >

True Stories — July 2015

Hearing the commotion, a bystander drew his legally carried pistol, approached the vehicle and demanded the driver stop. Armed… Read More >

True Stories — May/June 2015

The homeowner promptly fired on the invaders, which started an exchange of gunfire… Georgia Man Wins Shootout With Armed… Read More >

Be Sure…BEFORE You Shoot

An Orlando, Florida, man mistakenly shot and killed his younger brother last Friday night. The 32-year-old man and his wife… Read More >

‘Sup in DC?

I spent a good part of my life in Washington, D.C. one summer. On scholarship with the National Institute of… Read More >

The Continuing Saga of George Zimmerman

Few cases of armed self-defense have generated as much publicity and controversy as the 2012 shooting of black teenager Trayvon… Read More >

Violence and the Myth of “Safe Havens”

Most of us have at least one friend who doesn’t own a gun. When asked why they don’t, such people… Read More >

What to Say: The Terrible but Instructive Story of Stephanie Lynn Pruitt

The last funeral I went to, I could only think to say, “I’m so sorry for your loss.” It sounded… Read More >

More Road Rage…Off-Duty Cop Goes “Gangsta”

I hate having to write about cases like this. I love cops. I have cop friends. And just as I… Read More >

I’m Calling 911

A friend says she doesn’t like guns. She says she will call 911 “in case there is some kind of… Read More >

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