True Stories

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

What College Should Teach

SALINAS, California — Two men and one woman broke into the apartment of a 20-year-old college student at 5:48 a.m. Read More >

Ax vs. Gun

ANDERSON, South Carolina — Lance Myers of Anderson, South Carolina, awoke around midnight to a thumping sound. He then heard… Read More >

A Little Too Close to Home

JACKSON, Tennessee — Butch Thomas dialed 911 when he looked outside and saw two strange men enter his mother’s nearby… Read More >

No Fairy Tale Here!

GRAHAM, Washington — A man who beat his friend with a baseball bat was in critical condition early Monday after… Read More >

Three Stooges & A Dead Man

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Four men broke into an Indianapolis, Indiana, home and confronted the homeowner who fired at the intruders… Read More >

Defense Mode

ROANOKE, Virginia — A Franklin County man was shot to death and a Martinsville man seriously wounded Sunday night after… Read More >

Degrees of Force

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — A man charged with more than 30 offenses in the last eight years picked the wrong… Read More >

Senses Save

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Michael Spearman heard an unusual noise in his house one morning and went to investigate. Spearman discovered… Read More >

Gun or Run?

BROWNWOOD, Texas — Oran Stark, an 81-year-old used car dealer, owes his wellbeing and that of 83-year-old Violet Wells to… Read More >


JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee — Kersten Von Seebach met his match when he attempted to break into an Erwin, Tennessee home. Read More >

Crooked Handyman

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri — A series of increasingly violent incidents culminated in the death of a former handyman who broke into… Read More >

Dating Failure

AUSTIN, Texas — Perry Tatsch and his wife were sleeping when a man drove his truck through a gate on… Read More >

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