True Stories

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

Keller v. Keller

On the same day that New York advertising exec Ted Kramer landed the biggest account of his career, his wife,… Read More >

Road Rage: Getting Worse, Not Better

Frankly, I’m getting tired of having to write columns about road rage. You’d have thought that, as it becomes widely… Read More >

When It’s Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On…

Little did I know that on the morning of Friday, May 12, 2017, as I drove to work my shift… Read More >

Wait! Is This a Good Idea?

As children, most of us were warned to “stop and look both ways” before crossing a street. Simple common sense. Read More >

True Stories — April 2017

Bump in the Night When a pregnant Phoenix woman awoke about 2 a.m. to the sound of someone breaking into… Read More >

“Good Samaritan?” Not So Fast…

In one of my recent columns, I reported on an incident which originally seemed like a case of… Read More >

Kiss Your Mother-in-Law

Not everybody survives an encounter with a thug, but let’s say you do. Whatever the circumstances, the police may arrive… Read More >

Don’t Be Nice … Be Good

As I waited in line to order a quick lunch on the go, I spotted a little girl and her… Read More >

Utterly Unnecessary

For those of us at the USCCA who work so hard to support the rights of lawful gun owners, there… Read More >

True Stories — February/March 2017

Hot Water A 19-year-old Pasco, Washington, man was in his shower when he heard sounds of someone kicking in his… Read More >

The Importance of Concealed Carry on Campus

I have been a college professor since 1988 and have always been aware of the vulnerability of college students —… Read More >

Good Samaritan Good Sense

Just last week here in Florida, we had yet another case of a legally armed “Good Samaritan” coming to the… Read More >

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