True Stories

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

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 >


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 >

Shot in the Groin! How Did It Happen?

This video leaves us with so much to debate that I do not even know where to start. What is… Read More >

Susan Gets a Gun

“Everything,” Susan says, “becomes the quilt of your life.” Similar to the USCCA’s own Beth Vaughn, our cousin Susan is… Read More >

Good Samaritan. Bad Ending.

An event in Portland this past week serves as a cautionary tale for all of us who carry firearms. The… Read More >

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