True Stories

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

A Father’s Side of Abuse

In the January issue of Concealed Carry Magazine, we shared an article about my friend and fellow coworker, Beth Vaughn. Read More >

As Promised, a SHOT Show Report

I’m back from Vegas and the 40th Annual SHOT Show and I didn’t even get sick. Shaking hands with hundreds… Read More >

Sorry, but Resist the Impulse…

There’s a Bible story about someone we call a “Good Samaritan.” You probably know it from Luke 10:25-37. It goes… Read More >

Neighbors from Hell 2.0

This past week, one of Florida’s more bizarre self-defense cases came to an end. On Labor Day weekend in 2012,… Read More >

Another SHOT Show Come and Gone

As I type these words, I have a pile of business cards, press credentials and various other items on my… Read More >

The Meg Fellenbaum Story: The Truth Is Out There

For better or worse, Chris Christie (R, New Jersey) will soon return to private life. Remember Chris? He’s the big… Read More >

Whatcha Gonna Do?

I’m thinking of Bob Marley. Maybe because it’s a whole lot warmer in Jamaica right now than it is in… Read More >

Stray Dogs and Good Samaritans

Dateline: Detroit, Michigan, October 9, 2017, 6:58 a.m. A 53-year-old woman named Patricia Cosby is walking on the 9500 block… Read More >

True Stories — January 2018

Transaction Declined: Wisconsin Man Defends Against Rock-Wielding Robber A 51-year-old Milwaukee man got money from an ATM and proceeded to… Read More >

Sometimes Good Intentions…

Are you aware of the recent case of the Good Samaritan who jumped into a brawl to help a cop?… Read More >

WARNING: Disturbing!

I’m making New Year’s Resolutions. To be honest, they usually last only a few weeks. Lose weight. Get more exercise. Read More >

Twice Murdered

You might think that a person can only be murdered once. You might think that we are flesh and blood… Read More >

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