Showing posts from June, 2009

Shot by homeowner

Antioch, TennesseeFrom WZTV of June 24, 2009

Gunman Shot to Death During Home Invasion

A home invasion turns deadly after one of the robbers is shot by the homeowner. It happened on Moss Landing Drive in Antioch around 1:00 a.m. Dennis Nicholson told detectives that he was confronted by 22 year old Elijah Minnard at the home. Nicholson says Minnard had a shotgun, and 17 year old Jeremie Thomas (pictured right), had a pistol.Police say the men forced Nicholson inside, and Minnard held Nicholson and 25 year old Lincoya Stephens at gunpoint upstairs while Thomas searched the downstairs area of the home.

Police say Stephens grabbed the shotgun to try and disarm Minnard, but Stephens was hit in the leg by a shotgun blast. Police say Stephens and Nicholson still managed to get the gun away from Minnard. Officers say Stephens then pulled a pistol that was concealed in his waistband and shot and killed Minnard. Thomas, hearing the gunfire, went to check on Minnard. Stephens opened fire on Thomas…

Armed Citizen Report

Wagram, North Carolina
From the Laurinburg Exchange of June 20, 2009

One dead after botched home invasion
Deputies say at least one gunman was killed in an early-morning home invasion near Wagram.Anthony Martin, of Kale Street in Wagram, was shot to death in the failed robbery attempt while two others masked men fled, according to Shep Jones.

The sheriff's department did not have Martin's age.Investigators say one of the robbers was 40-year old William Anthony Strickland, according to Jones. The last-known address for Strickland is 9539 Springview Road in Charlotte. Jones would not say how Strickland was identified as a suspect.Warrants were obtained for Stricklands arrest on charges of robbery, burglary and felony assault.Investigators have not released information on the third suspect.Jones said the trio entered the home of 62-year Edmond Cooper at 23296 Wagram Street at about 12:30 a.m. through the back door, which had been left unlocked.Debbie Cooper, Edmond's wife, was st…

Are we safe?

So just wondering aloud, are we safe?

Let me explain the question. If I voice my right to keep and bear arms(and I do) I still get the crazed looks like I'm the bad guy.

The mainstream media's agenda has had disastrous consequences. There are now millions of people who have this idea that only criminals would have a gun. The final straw that caused me to get my CCW was these people who could not concentrate if they saw my gun.

Anybody else remember the Ruby Ridge fiasco? How many still know nothing but what the media fed them? You know, about the extremist militia group who were holed up in a compound facing off with the government. Read the real story here.

And then we had Waco, and there again we were lied and led to believe that these were really bad people. When the fact is, they could have just as easily been you and or I and a small group of friends and/or family who decided we could not trust the government and wanted to go off grid. Forget religious convictions, t…

Take a moment......

We are all busy, but I think it is highly appropriate to take the short 12+ minutes and remind ourselves why the fight is worth fighting.

If you can watch this without tears I will be shocked.

America is not lost, and the support that turned out to honor a fallen hero is proof of that.

Thank you to all who put it all on the line to keep us safe.

I am honored to call myself an American when you stand as my brothers and sisters. That is why you have my pledge to do my part domestically.

Fight on!

Those with the Guns........

Like many of you I suppose, I have been watching the news accounts of the protests in Iran with fascination. Here are a people who despite the risk to life and limb are coming out by the thousands to protest the kind of regime that has kept them down since the late 70's.

First thing is that the election is not the real issue. The so called 'opposition' leader is only slightly different in his policies than the entrenched supreme leader and the so-called re-elected president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. What is really going on is that Iranians are at the point of no return.

There have been reports for the last several years that there has been a huge western influence in Iran. Many Iranians have come to the united states to pursue their educational goals. While it is true that many stay and become successful here in the U.S., the majority end up back in Iran. They have seen the freedom that we have here and long for it at home.

The feelings of wanting true freedom exploded when Ahmad…

Never the wrong time to honor our Military

The Most Tragic Event of My Life
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Posted 05/26/2009 ETUpdated 05/26/2009 ET

The single most tragic event of my life took place in 1970. It was the day I heard my younger brother Wieland was killed in Vietnam. It was a day like no other. No family should have to feel what my mother, my other brother (Aaron) and I did that day. And yet so many do, every day, in every year.At the height of the Vietnam War, both of my brothers, Wieland and Aaron, enlisted in the U.S. Army. Aaron was stationed in Korea, and Wieland was sent to Vietnam. As Wieland headed off to Nam, I hugged and kissed him and said: "I'm going to miss you. Be careful."

In 1970, I was refereeing a tournament in California, when I heard an announcement over the loudspeaker: "Chuck Norris, you have an urgent call." I hustled over to the phone. I recognized the muffled voice of my mother-in-law, and she was crying. "What's wrong, Evelyn?" I asked her. "Y…

Obama scares me too!

Why Obama Scares Me, Too
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Posted 06/16/2009 ETUpdated 06/16/2009 ET

The New York Times passed on the opportunity to publish a great op-ed letter to President Barack Obama from Lou Pritchett, a former vice president of Procter & Gamble. Pritchett worked for that company for 36 years, until his retirement in 1989. Confirmed by the Internet watchdog Snopes, here's a sample of what Pritchett wrote:Dear President Obama: You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.

… You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll. … You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail. You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the 'blame America' crowd and deliver this message abroad. You scare me because you want to cha…


I first read this letter after a friend turned me onto the Glenn Beck websight where it was republished after being read on the air. I think this brave patriotic American speaks for many of us patriots out there. Please read;
I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and…

Free? I think Not!

When this nation was struggling with how to stand strong in the world shortly after earning it's freedom at the cost of much blood and sacrifice, there were many differing ideas on how to do this.

First of all, each of the thirteen colonies was a sovereign nation in and unto itself. But it was only through banding together for the cause of freedom that they were able to secure that right for themselves and hopefully their posterity.

What was the single greatest fear of the founding fathers? It was that the individual colonies, now states, would lose the ability to take care of their own and that someone else, heck, anyone else might try and take some of their rights away.

So many many bright men hatched together a constitution. This was a constitution declaring the natural rights that belong to all men. They then painstakingly went through each part of each type of government that had existed on the earth till then and came up with our Nations Constitution.

It simply acknowledge…

Nomination can be stopped!

Contrary to what you may be hearing from the liberal media, stopping this nomination does not have to be a "long shot." It would only take a handful of Republicans who have the courage and the backbone to do the right thing.

But first, let's make one thing clear. Obama could have chosen any number of liberals to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the High Court. He could have chosen someone who, like Justice Souter, was simply left-of-center... a garden variety liberal... but he didn't. Obama selected Judge Sotomayor because she's an extreme leftist... because he knows she will likely allow her liberal political biases to affect her decision making on the Court... because he knows she's already disposed to "legislate" a leftist agenda from the bench. But more than that, Obama nominated Judge Sotomayor to send a message to conservatives in the Senate, and the subtext of the message could not be clearer: I dare you to do anything t…