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THEBLAZE.COM – A Texas man’s pregnant wife made it clear she was against having a firearm in their house. However, the husband insisted she learn how to use a gun to protect herself just in case. In fact, it was just a few months ago that he took her out to teach her the basics.
On Saturday, she was extremely thankful to have the protection of a gun on her side.
The pregnant woman, identified only as “Alex,” told KGBT-TV that she was startled by the sound of a man banging loudly on her front door while another man walked around to the back of her Palmview, Texas, home. Her husband had just left 20 minutes before.
“I’m a young woman, I’m pregnant, I’m home alone. I’m not going to answer the door – I mean, I know better,” she recalled.
Sensing something was very wrong, the pregnant woman retrieved her husband’s handgun for protection. With one hand on the firearm and the other dialing 911, one of the men broke into the house.
“Oh my gosh, he broke in!” the woman told the operator.
She remembered what her husband told her while practicing shooting just months before: “When you’re in a situation like that- you’re not going to think twice.”
He was right.
When the two men realized the woman was armed, they took off towards their truck. Alex’s “adrenaline kicked in” and she shot once at the vehicle. She said she was not aiming to shoot the men, but rather at the truck to both scare the burglars and provide police an identifying marker that might help them track it down.
Unsurprisingly, Alex is very thankful her husband insisted that they not only keep a firearm in the house, but that she learn how to use it.
“I was against him buying a gun maybe 7-8 months ago, but I told him, ‘I don’t know if I told you, thank you for doing that’ because it changed the situation completely,” she told KGBT-TV.
Palmview Police and SWAT eventually tracked down the suspects, brothers Lucas and Jesus Ortiz, who had barricaded themselves inside a different home. Authorities blocked off the area and negotiated with the two men, ultimately arresting them.
“Palmview Police say Lucas and Jesus Ortiz were high on unknown drugs at the time of the burglary and that they are still not being cooperative with the investigation,” KGBT-TV reports.
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As a dozen national studies show, including a study by the National Institute of Justice and two studies commissioned by gun-prohibition organization, GUNS DO PROTECT US! GUNS ARE USED DEFENSIVELY BY GOOD PEOPLE 1 GO 2.4 MILLION TIMES PER YEAR, far exceeding all reliable estimates of criminal misuse. Using a gun to resist a crime or assault is safer than not resisting at all or resisting with means other than firearms. Guns not only repel crime, guns deter crime as is shown by numerous surveys of criminals. The studies proving the ineffectiveness and the dangers of gun prohibition are met with “if it saves only one life…” The most loving person, however, must admit that A GOOD PERSON’S LIFE LOST BECAUSE A GUN WAS ABSENT IS AT LEAST AS VALUABLE AS A LIFE LOST BECAUSE A GUN WAS PRESENT. Since 50 to 75 lives are saved by a gun for every life lost to a gun, we must see deceitful images that pluck at our heartstrings for the lies they are — not a basis for public policy — even when a doctor, a policeman, or a medical journal is telling the lie!
Source – Read More: http://www.gunsandcrime.org/suter-fa.html
Calvin’s Commentary: The following story and video is about a young 18-year old teenager, Sadie Jensen, with a debilitating, life-threatening, incurable, life-long illness and a service dog named Bailey. Bailey has been trained to detect and warn Sadie when her blood sugar drops so low she could die.
This is really good news! Sadie can lead a nearly normal life with the aid of her service dog.
Stories like this are wonderful to read. They uplift my spirit in this darker season of national trials.
We are in the midst of a devastating recession with high unemployment. Even yet today, President Obama is seriously considering getting the USA involved in yet another conflict in the Middle East country of Syria to intervene in their civil war that may subject our bravest and best young men and women in harm’s way to fight for either groups of insurrectionists or an evil leader, Bashar al Assad, all of whom hate the western way of life and who have no good thoughts for the USA. For all the blunders made by Obama and his administration in the mishandling of the Syrian crises, President Putin of Russia has taken to writing op-eds in the New York Times denigrating America. Putin has outright called Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry a liar. As much as I hate to say it, Putin is not wrong to say that about Kerry, but that’s a whole ‘nother story.
To add to our national woes, today, emboldened by the last five years of uncertainty and weakness shown by Obama and his administration, Muslim Taliban terrorists attacked our U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan, one year following another attack on a U.S. Consulate in Lybia where U.S. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans were murdered and dragged through the streets.
Certainly, these are not the best of times for the USA. In fact, to say it more correctly, it would be better stated to write, these are perilous times for America.
I know I need to hear some good news, as I’m sure you do.
Thus I am posting the following good news story about Sadie and Bailey.
May you be blessed in the Name of Jesus Christ! For it is written that whatever is good comes down from heaven by God the Father through His Holy Spirit.
Concerning the good news story below, I have no idea if Bailey’s trainer, Melissa Dolinsky, is a Christian or not. I don’t know if Sadie Jensen is either.
Nevertheless, I know that all wisdom comes from the LORD of The Holy Bible.
There is no better place to gain wisdom than the Holy King James Bible, both the Old and New Testaments.
I know The Word of the LORD contains nothing but Truth and Wisdom – and that one needs both in life to make it through good and bad times successfully. I offer proof positive from the Holy Bible itself shown below and then comes the wonderful story to make your day.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST is good and He willingly gives wisdom to all who come to Him seeking to do righteousness. May you be granted all His Blessings!
I thank God for giving us the Holy Bible and all the blessings it grants to its readers.
▬ Donna Calvin ▬ Friday, September 13, 2013
GOOD NEWS FROM THE KING JAMES HOLY BIBLE
[2 Timothy 3:1-2] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
[2 Timothy 3:16-17] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
[James 1:17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
[Proverbs 2:1-15] My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.  He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.  When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;  Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:  To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;  Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;  Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;  Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
I pray The Word of God has blessed you!
▬ Donna Calvin ▬ Friday, September 13, 2013
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Story By: Wendie Donica/CBS12 News
Friday, September 13 2013, 06:47 PM EDT
WEST PALM BEACH, FLa — Service dog helps teen with diabetes 18-year-old Sadie Jensen does not live like most teenagers.
” I can’t leave my house. I wasn’t able to leave my house unless I had a parent, friend, or sibling with me, Sadie Jensen said.
The reason — Sadie is living with Hypoglycemia Unawareness Diabetes, which means, with no warning her blood sugar could drop to dangerous levels.
“Bailey’s going to help her have an independent life.” Said, Trainer Melissa Dolinsky.
Thanks to her new service dog, Bailey and his trainer Melissa, Sadie will get the life saving warning she needs when her blood sugar levels are low. How is this possible?
“With blood sugar low service dogs can do it by scent”, Said Melissa Dolinsky.
Sadie and Bailey have only been together for a few days but already they share a special bond and the opportunity to live a normal life.
KNOW HOW THE MUSLIMS CAN GET PEOPLE TO STOP FEARING THEM?
THEY DON’T NEED TO DEMONSTRATE!
JUST QUIT BLOWING UP CHRISTIANS AND OTHER PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS!
QUIT BEHEADING NON MUSLIMS!
STOP THEIR TERROR TACTICS!
STOP MAKING WARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
STOP SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH!
DENOUNCE THEIR MULLAHS WHO PREACH TERRORISM IN THEIR MOSQUES!
Millions of bikers from around the country roared into the D.C. area on Wednesday in a show of support for Sept. 11 victims and in solidarity against a controversial Muslim rally on the Mall.
(Video #1 – A Million+ Harley’s are LOUD!!! Turn your speakers on low!)
The 2 Million Bikers to DC ride might have fallen short of 2 million strong, but the numbers were impressive. A line of shining chrome and steel bikes stretched about a third of a mile from the starting point at the Harley Davidson of Washington store just outside the District in Prince George’s County.
The bikers began departing from the store at about 10:30 in staggered groups of 50, stopped for traffic lights and taking an hour or so to get on the road.
The ride was complicated by the fact that federal and local authorities denied a permit that would have offered the riders a police escort through traffic — a sore spot with organizers who thought the denial was for political purposes.
“We’re here for 9-11,” said national ride coordinator Belinda Bee. “We are going to have a peaceful ride. … But there are people who are sick and tired of their rights and liberties being taken away.”
The National Park Service has denied any political motivation for refusing the permit, which ride organizers sought last month. The Park Service earlier this year granted a permit to a Muslim group planning a rally Wednesday to call attention to social justice issues.
The American Muslim Political Action Committee has scheduled a rally to draw attention to what they call unfair fear of Muslims after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Move coverage – Video #2 of Millions of Bikers – Remember to turn your speakers LOW.
And here’s the Million Muslim Demonstration (sorry couldn’t find any video)
HUFFINGTON POST UPDATE: Turns out it was more like 20 people. The “2 Million Bikers” event, on the other hand, had a much larger turnout than initially expected. …