The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is an iconic movie in American cinema and arguably the best of the ‘Spaghetti Westerns.’ Rather than my usual boring rants about Serious Mistakes, Negative Outcomes,   and excruciatingly detailed analyses of Armed Citizen incidents, I’m creating a short collection of a Good, Bad, and Ugly incident each month. Here’s the April 2024 issue.

My Patrons get first look at it on the last day of each month. The following month I unlock the Patreon post on the last Monday and link it here for my blog Followers. I observed Memorial Day, so today’s the day to unlock the April 2024 edition.

My hope is that it will be both educational and entertaining. The movie soundtrack is outstanding so a snippet from the soundtrack is part of each month’s post also.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – April 2024

The Good

85-year-old Idaho woman who killed intruder committed ‘heroic act of self-preservation’

The Bad

Fayetteville man struck and killed while attempting to stop carjacker in Lumberton

The Ugly

It’s hard to know where to start on the Ugly for this month. It was an unbelievable month. Chronologically, they run like this.

Customer pulls gun on Burger King employee for giving him a discount

Las Vegas lawyer and wife killed amid custody fight for children from prior marriage, family says

Katy man charged with shooting at neighbor speaks with ABC13

CPL holder claims self defense in Kroger incident that led to felony assault charge in Oakland County


The GBU isn’t drawn from The Armed Citizen column of the official NRA Journals but the April edition of The Armed Citizen is attached. Rather than an obsessive interest in ‘the worst case scenario,’ it shows what the vast majority of Defensive Gun Uses really look like.