Shotgun Myths Lede

Home-Defense Shotgun Myths and Realities

Shotguns make great home defense firearms in many cases, but they’re not the all-powerful bad-guy-busters you see on TV.

The Armed Citizen® May 13, 2022

After being told to leave a hotel property, an inebriated man returned with a knife.

The Armed Citizen® May 6, 2022

A woman was home alone with her infant child when she heard intruders in the house.

What Is Self-Defense, Really?

We’ve got news for you: You can’t just say, “It was self-defense,” and make everything OK.

The Armed Citizen® April 22, 2022

A woman and her daughter were asleep when they heard someone on the roof, and it wasn't Santa.

The Armed Citizen® April 15, 2022

In what might have been a drug-fueled manic state, a man attempted to break into his ex-girlfriend’s house. But she was ready.

The Armed Citizen® April 8, 2022

A woman was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend when she attempted to retrieve their three young children from his house.

The Armed Citizen® April 1, 2022

A man was shooting a gun outside of a Mississippi home while three people were inside, and eventually broke into the house.

The Armed Citizen® March 25, 2022

A woman was confronted by five would-be carjackers armed with rifles. But the woman was also armed.

The Armed Citizen® March 18, 2022

A prowler refused to leave after an armed mother confronted him.

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