My mother had Grand Mal Epilepsy. She suffered for 35 years before the numerous attacks finally wore out her heart. She couldn’t drive, hold a steady job, be sure of not collapsing in a store or elsewhere. Narcolepsy is almost as bad. The victim has no control. If I see someone laughing or making fun of a victim, I feel like killing the insensitive jackasses. Today there are medicines for some types of narcolepsy but not everyone is helped. Another very bad one is sleep apnea which IS treatable. If you are suspected of sleep apnea, please get a workup on it and follow the Dr’s orders. It will improve your life a lot.
April 12, 2014 at 2:29pm
Aye, but where are the federal jackboots and guns when Mexican Army and Drug Cartels are crossing our border with impunity and threatening or murdering Americans? We have limited resources so we can take out one rancher and his family or murder a woman standing in the door of her cabin with her baby in her arms. We can borrow the U S Army tanks and assault a church groups home in Texas and kill over 80 Americans because they might have guns. We can propose every gun owner in America be forced to wear a bracelet that transmits all the owners private data. Doesn’t anyone see the end game here? This is not about 900 cows in the desert. It’s about 24/7/365 control of all American lives.
 April 9, 2014 at 5:07pm
I feel sorry for those folks who are so intimidated by life that they would give up everything they own and even the lives of their loved ones before taking violent action. They are truly sheep in men’s clothing. From primeval man to modern man those who protect their own will live better, longer and happier lives. Read a few quotes from the American Revolution. My favorite is from a british soldier, “The damned rebels won’t stand and fight like gentlemen. They hide behind every tree and shoot.” That rabble who defended themselves built the foundations of the greatest nation on earth. In a little over 200 years, we have allowed the sheeple to contaminate the well. Now a majority of them just wish we would go away and allow them to surrender our country, our wealth, our children and our property to the world. I say, “NO!!”
April 9, 2014 at 4:52pm
Yup, except for that warning shot. A warning shot from my .357 would damn near destroy the door frame and would punch through the outer wall. OTH, two pops center mass will stop a charging bear. Se La Vie burglar. You chose the wrong profession and now are just a memory. Hey, Dad take Jr. to the range and let him put a few rounds through a silhouette target so he’s muscle familiar with the action. It’ll help him take action the next time.
April 3, 2014 at 1:37pm
The SGT is retired. You could be retired also if you had 7 holes in you from an attack in a gun free zone. The Major had been shipped to Ft. Hood to get him out of someone else’s hair. He was known to be studying Islamic Jihad. So much for political correctness. He chose his attack site well, the stupidity of the military leaders has not changed since Benedict Arnold.
April 3, 2014 at 1:29pm
Thank God the Muslim Jihadist used 9mm s. Vented 7 times with a .45 ACP would be very hard to survive. BTW, did you know the shooter again chose to enter a “gun free zone” to do his killing? The SGT is perfectly right! The reason it will not be cured is that the “leadership” is terrified of the ordinary enlisted man. It was even written down in the first U S Army field manual that enlisted men bore watching. That manual was written by G. Washington.
March 31, 2014 at 2:28pm
Ofcourse zero is not less than one. Less than one is a fraction of one. Zero is a finite number NONE, NOTHING, NILL< NULL, Any computer or geek can tell you that. We don't need some snoot in the air pig to tell us that pigs are more equal than the other animals in the farm. We have Obozo to tell us that. Just look at his "Tsars". How many does he have now who are pledged to him and not to the Constitution of the United States.
December 28, 2013 at 1:03pm
The second amendment as well as the rest of the constitution was developed at the same time as the asymmetrical warfare we live with today. The American rebels hid behind rocks, trees, buildings and fired on the openly marching British soldiers with devastating effect. The British army was hidebound in it’s belief that Officers must control enlisted men. George Washington and others who led the Americans fostered a group who would develop leaders as needed. That remains the U.S. military status today despite the best efforts of high ranking politicians and brass to stamp it out. On the front line, the rifleman is just as important as the colonel back at headquarters.
You should try reading a little warfare history before making HUYA statements.
December 28, 2013 at 12:01pm
Archon, you obviously don’t understand simple English. The second amendment of the constitution does not give us any right to keep and bear arms. That is a natural gift of our creator, God. Every person has the right of self defense.
The constitution and the bill of rights (the first ten amendments) just put down in writing the framers acknowledgement of our fundamental rights. They restrict our overreaching government from taking away our rights.
Your arguments that other items are good deterents is not only false, it is deceiving as it will convince a few unlucky persons that another object will protect you from a person with a gun or knife. The average slow gun, say a .380 cal. (that’s 38 short to you) bullet travels 800 feet per second. Try your dance of martial arts against that. You can’t even see it, much less dodge it. You are just blowing smoke and hoping it will get a rise.
Go back to your mommies basement and leave the grownups to discuss this.
December 14, 2013 at 3:04pm
Every year thousands of “charities” pop up requesting your monetary support. The Salvation Army is one of the few real charities who live to serve the community. They fully deserve the unconditional support of the community.
December 14, 2013 at 2:58pm
Why would anyone be surprised that the Jewish community is sharing and giving? For thousands of years, God’s chosen people have followed the teachings of the bible. They share the same faith with the Christians who follow a Hebrew carpenter who lived 2,000 years ago and are our allies in the war with evil. I’m as proud of them as our Christian allies.
October 20, 2013 at 1:36pm
Walmart, like all large business enterprises, sets rules down to guide the store managers in safely conducting business. Those rules are GUIDELINES and may be adjusted by the store managers using common sense or be appealed to higher authority before implementation. Common sense shows the associate was not creating violence but reacting to and stopping violence. The store manager had the responsibility to evaluate the situation rather than act like a parrot for the written word. That store manager should be replaced in his position by the associate who proved a better protector for the business and the customers.
October 13, 2013 at 6:02pm
What man wouldn’t think this vision of loveliness is great au natural? Just as when I first met my wife. She came down the stairs with no makeup and I was awestruck. I knew then I wanted to marry her and asked for her hand on the third date. Five months later we were wed in the Army Chapel at Ft. Belvoir, VA. We just celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary and in my eyes she is still as lovely. Gretchen, you are fantastic. Don’t change.
October 8, 2013 at 5:37pm
I swore an oath to support and defend the United States of America, It’s Constitution and Flag from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I have sidearms locked and loaded. I will Not fire the first shots in a civil war against der dear leader, however when they attack, I will shoot to kill. Center body mass at
1100 1300 fps. Double tap to the pie hole follow up. All my fellow veterans and American lovers of freedom should be prepared to do the same on short notice. It’s what the regime is asking for and they are increasing the pressure to make us start it. Don’t start it, finish it. Remember John Paul Jones’ quote as his ship the Bonne Hom Richard was sinking, “I have not yet begun to fight!”
October 8, 2013 at 5:18pm
The only fairly direct route from Cherokee, NC to Gatlinburg, TN goes through the middle of the Smoky Mountain National Park. The entire Blueridge Mountain drive AKA Skyline Drive is a National Park. It also is the only way into and out of many Blueridge Mountain homes that are not on Federal Land. Are those closed off too?
October 4, 2013 at 3:47pm
The dirty little secret of the Armored Car Industry is the weight and fuel economy of their products. A tank capable of turning light side arms will weigh in at about 7,000 lb. That cooresponds to about 10 mpg, comparable to a heavy duty pickup loaded down. One that will resist 7.62mm rifle fire like the presidential limo weighs in at about 14,000 lbs with laminated glass about 1 inch minimum thickness. Try about 5 mpg. Most people can’t afford those fuel miles.
October 4, 2013 at 3:37pm
Thank God for brave Armed Texas Women!! Of course she took four shots to knock down the perp. Most PDs even in Texas arm their officers with the wimpy little .38 short called a nine mm. She should have had at least a .38 special +P or a .327 mag. A .40 ACP wouldn’t be bad either.
Good shooting Officer. I hope SAPD gives you Kudos and an award for life saving.
Only one comment is appropriate from me. Thank God you were armed and able to aim properly.
September 27, 2013 at 9:21pm
Many are now saying the military doesn’t allow service personnel to have weapons on base because of President H. W. Bush or W. J. Clinton. That is not true. The military prevented service personnel from being armed in non combat areas long before either of them were president. Our military is NOT a functional democracy or a representative republic. As servants of the people, the military are under the control of the civilians in the USA. Since the civilians are scared of seeing armed soldiers, regulations and laws are written to control those soldiers. In all urban areas I have been stationed at, soldiers were only issued arms and ammunition when on duty guarding the base or military equipment. Most bases even have civilian police forces. I have been stationed in Alaska three times. There each soldier going into the rural areas would stop by the arms room and pick up a weapon for protection from Grizzly, Alaskan Brown or Polar bears. A Bull moose or buffalo is also a good reason to be armed. When the duty day was finished, we would turn our firearms in for safe storage in the arms room. Most field soldiers there carried their personal sidearms, The most popular were .45 ACP, .45 Long Colt, .44 Magnum and .357 magnum. Each of those was powerful enough to stop a charging bear. A rifle could be carried also but it is awkward to work with a rifle in hand. In a combat zone, you can bet all soldiers are armed if possible. We slept, ate and lived with our weapons.