True Stories

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

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 >

It IS Happening! MOVE!

Look at the video of the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. Don’t look at the shooter. Look at the people in… Read More >

When Firearms Training Falls (Terribly) Short

At the USCCA, many of us are long-time firearms and carry instructors ourselves, so we are always curious about what… Read More >

True Stories — January 2017

Woman Shoots Financé When an early morning argument turned violent and her fiancé began to beat her, an Arlington woman… Read More >


First, a memory: In 2000, Smith & Wesson cooperated with the Clinton Administration and accepted firearms restrictions crafted by then-NY-Governor… Read More >

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