Store manager fired after deputy picking up engagement ring turned away over service weapon

yeah, that ‘virtue signal’ went nowhere fast, didn’t it?

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A store manager accused of turning away an Iredell County deputy over his service weapon is “no longer with the company,” Kay Jewelers said Thursday, a day after being made aware of the incident.

A uniformed deputy used his lunch break to pick up an engagement ring at Kay’s on Turnersburg Highway in Statesville Tuesday. The deputy had already paid for the ring and was informed by jewelers that the ring was sized and ready for pick up.

The deputy says when he got to the store, he was told he wasn’t allowed to wear his service weapon on their premises.

“It’s not just an attack on this individual officer, it’s not just an attack on this agency. It’s an attack on law enforcement in general,” Sheriff Darren Campbell said.

The sheriff says the deputy spoke with the manager, telling them he was in uniform and his marked patrol car was in the parking lot. He said it would be a violation of policy to remove his service weapon while in uniform.

“This policy is in place for not only the safety of the deputy, but the general public as well,” the sheriff’s office said, backing the deputy’s claims.

According to the deputy, the manager told him he would need to return to the store when he was not armed.

Kay Jewelers initially responded on Facebook, saying they “sincerely apologize for the mishandling of this matter.”
Thursday, Kay’s issued the following statement:

After learning of an incident involving a law enforcement officer in Iredell County, North Carolina, Kay Jewelers reached out immediately to the customer and the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, and we sincerely apologized for the mishandling of this matter. Our policy is that any member of law enforcement is always welcomed in our store at any time, as a customer or in an official capacity. We have tremendous respect for and closely work with law enforcement at all levels, and we thank the Office for bringing this to our attention. We are reinforcing store training regarding all of our Customer First policies, as well as specific policies related to law enforcement, in all of our stores. The store manager is no longer employed by the company.
– Kay Jewelers

Why Talk Of Amending Second Amendment Is Beyond Stupid

From time to time, some gun control supporter will start off by saying something like, “I support the Second Amendment, but…”

Of course, the moment they say the word “but,” most gun rights advocates brace themselves for the inevitable call for restricting people’s Second Amendment rights. There are exceptions, but not many.

While we routinely call any gun control measure an attack on the Second Amendment, there’s been a growing movement that really is trying to attack the Second. Some want to repeal it. Others want tochange the text so that it specifically allows gun control to pass Supreme Court scrutiny.

A revised Second Amendment could spell out the relationship between public safety and private rights in more detail. It could give clear safeguards for people with no history of legal trouble or mental instability to continue to own guns while giving more authority to the government to guarantee that only people unlikely to misuse guns would have them. The precise details would have to be worked out through negotiations, but the general approach — rights for safe users, prohibitions or heavy regulations for others — could work.

Critics might argue that the prospects for success are too low or that the process would take too long, but one must ask, “Compared with what?” The nation has been arguing over gun regulation since the dramatic rise in handgun crime in the 1960s. No amount of public pressure or circumstance has compelled gun owners to give in. Nor will it: Ordinary people who don’t misuse their guns have no reason to agree to give up their security or their hobbies to satisfy someone else’s theory about how to combat gun violence. This fact is not going to change, making legislative changes difficult even if Heller were overturned.

Fascinating.

Of course, the reason critics argue the prospects for success are too low is that if you can’t even get gun control to pass in Congress, just how in the hell are you going to pass a constitutional amendment?

Anti-gunners are typically so convinced of their righteousness that they can’t imagine losing. They’ve set up the NRA as a boogieman primarily because then they have someone to blame for their failures. They’re oblivious to the fact that large numbers of people don’t agree with them.

Further, they don’t understand how those people are distributed.

You see, they love polls that claim most people want some degree of gun control. What they fail to understand is how the American population is distributed. For a constitutional amendment, that’s an important fact. The majority of the American population are centered in a handful of states. Really, a handful of large urban centers, when you get right down to it.

So, in a world where Congress is fairly evenly split between both parties–no one has more than a slim majority in their respective chambers of Congress–it’s virtually impossible to get the two-thirds majority in both chambers to advance an amendment, but let’s say that it happened. That’s when that population distribution thing becomes an issue for anti-gunners.

Ratifying an amendment requires three-quarters of the states to vote in favor of ratifying it. That means that while California, New York, and New Jersey will be thrilled to vote for such a measure, it’ll need 35 other states to vote in favor of ratification in order to become an Amendment.

This is where the anti-gunners delusion comes into play.

In their mind, that’s precisely what will happen. Somewhere in the neighborhood of half the states that voted for President Trump in 2016 will somehow decide to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment permitting gun control simply because.

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

Report: Mom Holds Suspect at Gunpoint for 26 Minutes Before Police Arrive

When seconds count……

A Hudson, Florida, mother reportedly held a home invasion suspect at gunpoint for 26 minutes while waiting for police to arrive.
WFLA reports the mother, 25-year-old Lauren Richards, first called 911 at 12:41 a.m, then called back at 12:54 a.m. to make clear she was holding the suspect at gunpoint and needed police.

A deputy with Pasco County Sheriff’s Office arrived at 1:07 a.m.

Fox News reports an armed neighbor had come to help Richards by the time the deputy arrived. That neighbor said, “She’s got little kids. We held him at gunpoint until the cops showed up. Had she not had a gun and been ready to protect herself or call the neighbors, she might [not] be standing here cause who knows what would happen.”

The suspect, 25-year-old Devin Cooke, was taken to a mental facility for evaluation and expected to face charges.

Cooke apparently lives in the neighborhood and Richards now has a protective order against him.

Wow: Whoopi Had To Correct Swalwell On Facts Surrounding Virginia Beach Shooting Despite His Anti-Gun ‘Expertise’

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on Wednesday made an appearance on “The View.” Naturally, the discussion turned to his desire for gun control, especially after last week’s tragic shooting in Virginia Beach. When asked what could be done to keep this from happening again, Swalwell reiterated his desire for an “assault weapons” ban and buyback program.

“First, ban and buyback every assault weapon in America. I’m the only candidate calling for that. That will go a long way. Kids are sitting paralyzed with fear in their classrooms today and you can’t measure that,” Swalwell explained. “We can measure the deaths and the loss and we mourn the dead, but the fear that a kid has in their classroom today, you can’t measure that.”

Whoopi Goldberg did, however, remind Swalwell of one important tidbit: the Virginia Beach shooter was an average guy and he carried his attack out with “regular guns” – a handgun – and not an AR-15.

What’s ironic is Swalwell citied Chicago’s shootings this past weekend

“Southside Chicago this weekend. 50 shootings. 50 people were shot. 10 people killed. That’s different than the church shootings and the school shootings. Those are blocks that we’ve failed to invest in. People don’t have hope,” he said.

According to Swalwell, if Chicago had “jobs and healthcare not just liquor stores and payday lenders on the streets” then the city would be safer.

Swalwell must not know that Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation and yet the city has some of the highest crime. The two are more connected than he’s aware of or would like to admit.

There are so many things wrong with Swalwell’s assumptions regarding an “assault weapons” buyback program.

1) Anti-gunners can never really explain what an “assault weapon” is. Basically, if it’s big, black, scary and goes PEW PEW then it’s very “assaulty.”

2) What makes him think that gun owners are willingly going to turn over their firearms? Surely he’s heard of MOLON LABE before. And trust me, that’s not just a phrase. It’s a mindset and a lifestyle. Patriotic Americans will fight for their right to keep and bear arms, not because it’s about having a specific gun but because our Founding Fathers warned us about a government becoming too tyrannical. And they wanted people to stand up to those types of governments. That can’t be done if the public is disarmed.

3) Let’s call this what it is. It’s a road to firearm confiscation. Every time we give anti-gunners an inch they take a mile. It happened with background checks. It happened with the Assault Weapons Ban. And it’s happening again on a grander scale. They phrase this as a “well, you don’t really need that gun” or “it’s just this one thing we want to get rid of.” It’s a slippery slope that leads to an out right ban on all firearms.

As Larry Keane at the National Shooting Sports Foundation said: “It is a clarion call to all voters, not just gun voters. The danger isn’t law-abiding gun owners. It’s politicians who pervert the Constitution to serve their political ambitions and warped vision that citizens serve the government instead of the values of our Founding Fathers that deemed the government is designed to serve its citizens.”

Lest we forget
75 years ago the men of the United States, Great Britain, France and the Allied nations stormed the Normandy beaches of France in the beginning of the western front to defeat Nazi Germany. It would take another 11 months to finish them off.

Robert Capa Omaha Beach June 6 1944

 

Why the world can thank American exceptionalism for successful D-Day.

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the battle for Europe — and for the soul of Western civilization — that unfolded over France’s Cotentin Peninsula 75 years ago this morning.

But it was Henry Ford who won it.

For it was America’s Ford-inspired assembly lines — the nation’s vast industrial capacity — that pumped out the ships, planes, guns and gear that made victory in Normandy and beyond not only possible but virtually inevitable.

Nothing like D-Day had ever been seen before and never will be seen again — a righteous undertaking that probably would have been unnecessary had European leadership not quailed before Adolf Hitler’s malign rise in the 1930s.

But when the invasion came, it was awesome.

It has been said, often only half-jokingly, that on June 6, 1944, a man might have hopped across the English Channel on the decks of the 6,939 warships, landing craft and combat-support vessels arrayed before the five invasion beaches as the predawn fog lifted on that historic morning.

By June 6, Allied air forces had long since swept the Luftwaffe from the skies over Western Europe — no invasion would have been possible had they not done so — but 11,500 US and British warplanes went aloft on that day anyway, delivering some 17,000 tons of bombs and reducing key defensive strong points to smoldering ruins.

There were 1.5 million US soldiers stationed in England as the battle began; 156,000 US and British soldiers either crossed the beaches or parachuted into Normandy on the first day — the vanguard of armies of millions that would effectively clear France of Germans by early fall.

This outcome, in retrospect, was preordained, but it surely didn’t seem so on June 6. The Wehrmacht was legendarily ferocious in defense — and thus Eisenhower had prepared a terse statement acknowledging an invasion failure and taking full, personal responsibility for it.

Certainly, very heavy casualties were anticipated.

In the event, “Saving Private Ryan” notwithstanding, the D-Day butcher’s bill was relatively modest — with some 10,000 Allied soldiers killed, wounded or missing. There were 4,500 fatalities — 2,500 of whom were American — but it is no dishonor to Normandy veterans to note that this would have been considered a day off on the Eastern Front.

And it was, in very fundamental ways, the Eastern Front that was at issue on June 6. The Soviet Union had been hemorrhaging blood since Germany’s invasion three years earlier — and Joseph Stalin had been demanding a second front in Western Europe to take pressure off his gravely wounded nation almost as soon as Hitler declared war on the US on Dec. 11, 1941.

Bernie Sanders: Soviet Union, Venezuela don’t count as examples of failed socialism

The Marxist/Socialist/Communist/Totalitarian/Scumbag (but I repeat myself) every excuse is that their predecessors just “didn’t do is right” and that if you’ll give them the power yada-yada-yada.
I’ve got some ‘power’ to give them.

When criticizing socialism, don’t bring up the Soviet Union or Venezuela to Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, I-Vt., dismissed the connection between the failed socialist states and his own vision for America, during an interview on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” Tuesday.

“You can look at what existed in the Soviet Union or Venezuela, that is not what I’m talking about at all.”

Trump ‘seriously’ considering banning suppressors after Virginia Beach shooting

Well, he can’t do it on his own, as it would take a change in federal law. But everyone needs to go to the NRA contact page on their site (contact.nra.org) and tell them to bombard Trump with the news that this is not just the bridge to far for him but also for them if they don’t get him to stop this crap-for-brains notion.

President Trump said he is “seriously” considering pushing for a ban on suppressors for firearms in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach that left 12 people dead and six people injured.

The shooter used two legally bought .45 caliber handguns, with a suppressor, in the attack. The shooter was shot and killed by police.

“What is your view on silencers? Would you like to see those banned?” “Good Morning Britain’s” Piers Morgan asked Trump.

“I don’t like them. Well, I’d like to think about it. I mean nobody’s talked about silencers very much (horse$#!+, there was this bill called the HSA in congress last session that he was all for .ed). I did talk about the bump stock and we had it banned,” Trump said. “We’re looking at that. I’m going to seriously look at it.”

$586 Billion Later, Health Care Is Worse Than Before Obamacare — Thanks Obama.

No, not the last because the mess caused will eventually have to be cleaned up. More harm is cause by people with ‘good intentions’ than if they’d just left things alone.

I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.” 

That was how then-President Barack Obama pitched Obamacare to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9, 2009. He described a health care system in crisis and promised that his reforms would “provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance.  It will provide insurance for those who don’t.  And it will slow the growth of health care costs for our families, our businesses, and our government.”

Nearly a decade after having his vision realized, how have his promises worked out?

Based on polling data, Obamacare has been a miserable failure, and Obama will be far from the last president to grapple with this issue.

The most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that health care is at the top of the nation’s priority list, with 24 percent of respondents listing it as their top priority for the federal government. Next on the list is immigration, at 18 percent, and after that, economic growth at 14 percent.

The poll also found that 42 percent list health care as either their first or second choice on the priority list.

Back in June 2008, when Obama was running for president, only 8 percent rated health care as a top priority, just 20 percent as their first or second priority. Of course, the economy was in a recession and the country at war with Iraq, both of which weighed heavily on the public’s mind at the time.

But even in earlier years when the economy was doing well, health care ranked far lower on the list of priorities than it does today. In June 2006, only 14 percent ranked it as No. 1 on their list. A year later, 15 percent said it was their top priority.

An ongoing Gallup survey finds that the public was actually more satisfied with their own coverage and quality of health care in 2007 than they were in 2018. Other surveys find cost remains a major complaint.

And just how much did taxpayers spend for these dismal results? Since Obamacare went into effect in 2014, it has cost taxpayers $586 billion in additional Medicaid spending and insurance subsidies. The government also spent billions building the Obamacare exchanges, and billions more on a failed government-subsidized health insurance co-op experiment. In addition, Obamacare added some $270 billion in additional overhead costs to comply with its 10,000 pages of regulations.

Over the next decade, Obamacare’s subsidies will cost $1.6 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

That’s a tremendous amount of money for health care reforms that have succeeded only in making the country more anxious about health care than they were before.

Of course, Obamacare failed to achieved most of Obama’s other promises.

It has done nothing to slow, much less reverse, the rising cost of health care. In fact, Obamacare itself caused premiums in the individual market to more than double in its first four years. For millions of those who aren’t eligible for Obamacare subsidies, health care has been priced out of reach. Obamacare plans carry not only high premiums but also huge deductibles, and most are heavily restricted HMO plans with extremely limited provider networks.

National health spending, which was 16.3 percent of GDP in 2008, is now 17.9 percent and is slated to hit 19.4 percent by 2027. Per-capita spending on healthcare jumped from $7,898 to $10,739 over those years.

Far from driving the deficit down, Obamacare is pushing federal red ink up. The Congressional Budget Office has calculated that repealing Obamacare would cut the deficit by some $473 billion in the first 10 years.

Naturally, because of these failures, the Democrats’ answer is to dump even more taxpayer money into government-run health care programs, with most now favoring a $32 trillion plan developed by socialist Bernie Sanders to have the government nationalize the entire health insurance industry.

Only in government, and only among fans of big government, are massive failures like Obamacare rewarded with still more government.

 

The New York lawmaker made the controversial remarks during a town hall event in the Bronx. She minimized the significance of her “luxury” living arrangements during the event, comparing it to a public housing unit she recently visited in Queens.

“I move into this building, and it’s marketed as a ‘luxury’ building in D.C.,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “It’s an efficient building, it’s clean, it has public space, it has a rooftop garden—y’all watching my Instagram—it has clean air, it has clean water. And I think about this and I’m like, ‘Hm, this is what a luxury building is like.’”

She spoke ill of tenant-owned, for-profit buildings during the speech, stumping for the universal “right to a dignified home.”

“Another world is possible,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “We can live in buildings that are not-for-profit, or tenant-owned, there are so many ways we can slice this and we can structure it in a way where all people have the right to a dignified home.”

She also proclaimed that an individual’s “privilege to earn a profit” should not come before another’s “guarantee” of a home.

“We have to make sure that housing is being legislated as a human right,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “What does that mean? What it means is that our access and our ability and our guarantee to having a home comes before someone else’s privilege to earn a profit.”

Robert Spencer’s New Booklet: ‘The History of Muslim Persecution of Christians’

Anti-Christian atrocities go all the way back to the time of Muhammad.

One can read, almost daily, of the atrocities and persecution of the ancient Christian communities in the Middle East and beyond at the hands of jihadists. This is not, as some try to claim, just a modern-day phenomenon. Indeed, the Muslim persecution of Christians goes all the way back to the time of Muhammad. Following Muhammad’s death, Palestine, Syria and Egypt, once the most heavily populated Christian areas in the world, quickly succumbed to Islamic invasions, and by the eighth century, Muslim armies had conquered all of Christian North Africa and Spain.

The David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Robert Spencer has just written a ground breaking new booklet, “The History of Muslim Persecution of Christians” that the Center has published. This incredible and timely booklet chronicles the history of persecution over the past 1,400 years.

Alabama Lab Owner Arrested for Falsifying Results of Drug Tests Used to Medically Kidnap Children

Local media in Alabama are reporting that Brandy Murrah, owner of A&J Lab Collections in Ozark, Alabama, has turned herself in to local police over charges that she falsified paternity tests and drug test screenings in child custody cases.

Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams has stated that Murrah’s actions may have resulted in a potential “tidal wave” of DHR cases where children were removed from their parents based on false evidence from her lab.

Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams said Monday that if the allegations against Murrah are true, it could mean that parents were denied custody based on falsified drug screen results.

Liberal Media Scream: Dan Rather hits ‘lack of patriotism’ in failure to ban guns

Rather, the liar, thinks someone cares what he thinks.

This week’s Liberal Media Scream features Dan Rather ripping the nation’s will to enact strict gun control in the wake of the Virginia Beach, Va., shootings that left 12 dead.

Following the shootings Friday, Rather on “CNN Tonight” called the inaction “despicable” and charged “it speaks to our lack of honor and patriotism.”

Rather said on Friday’s “CNN Tonight” show with Don Lemon: “This story is not new. This story happens all too often, and the fact that we haven’t done anything really to come to grips with it is — despicable is the only word that comes to mind. And it speaks to our lack of honor and patriotism, in this sense: This is a national health epidemic. And can you imagine, Don, what it would be, of instead of guns, we had an outbreak of an Ebola epidemic? We the public, we the people, and our political representatives would be behaving in a completely different manner.”

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our weekly pick: “Rather’s citing of patriotism for his cause evokes Samuel Johnson’s ‘patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.’ Rather wants government action and anyone who disagrees with him is unpatriotic, despite legitimate concerns that, unfortunately, many of the often prescribed solutions promoted by the media would have had no impact in preventing Friday’s shooting.”

Dem Rep Illustrates Standard Anti-Gun Stupidity Following Virginia Beach

Nadler is a partisan hack who doesn’t know his @$$ from a hole in the ground. SOP for a demoncrap.

Anti-gun politicians have a standard script they tend to follow in the wake of a mass shooting. It seems that no matter what gun control bill they’re advancing, that is the key to averting the mass shooting. It doesn’t matter if the killer used a handgun, and the bill in question only impacts AR-15s, the bill is the answer.

Every time.

A prime example can be found in the wake of the Virginia Beach shooting last week. It seems Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) knows just what bill would prevent the next Virginia Beach.

The problem?

The Virginia Beach killer purchased his .45 caliber handguns legally. There’s no evidence to suggest such a regulation would have had any impact on the killer. There’s ample evidence to believe it wouldn’t have had any.

The shooter purchased the guns some time back, one in 2016 and one in 2018. There’s been no mention of anything in the killer’s background before those dates that would have prevented him from passing a NICS background check or any other background check for that matter.

Further, there’s no indication that any of the other measures being talked about would have helped, either.

Gun rationing wouldn’t have helped since the shooter purchased the guns almost two years apart. Registration would have been useless since the weapons were legally held, which implies they’d have likely been registered.

Thus far, we don’t know any actions that might even remotely have an impact on this atrocity.

That doesn’t stop people like Nadler from bringing up their pet legislation and using the tragedy to advance their political agenda. People like him speak as if they care about the dead, but what they really care about is if there are enough bodies to make an effective soapbox.

It’s not about lives to them, but legislation. Unless Nadler is a complete and total moron–a fact I’m not willing to rule out completely–he knows there’s not any information to suggest that HR8 would have made any difference in this shooting. None whatsoever. He just hopes that the voters are too freaking stupid to catch this fact.

Ex-school cop Scot Peterson arrested in Parkland massacre

Better not forget former Sheriff Israel, whose lack of management and  authority as Sheriff over his Deputies permitted these people to stay on the job. That, at a minimum, culpable negligence.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Tuesday that the embattled school resource officer who was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the day of the school massacre has been arrested and fired for neglect of duty.

Scot Peterson, 56, had been nationally heckled and vilified for failing to confront the former student who gunned down and killed 17 students and staff at the Parkland school on Feb. 14, 2018.

Peterson has been booked into the Broward Main Jail on 11 criminal charges, including child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury.

Peterson’s arrest comes after a 15-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Broward State Attorney’s Office.

The investigation showed Peterson refused to investigate where the gunshots were coming from, retreated during the gunfire as victims were being shot, and directed other law enforcement who arrived on scene to remain 500 feet away from the building, FDLE spokeswoman Jessica Cary said in an emailed statement.

Also terminated was Sgt. Brian Miller.

“[Peterson and Miller] were found to have neglected their duties at MSD High School,” Tony said in an emailed statement.

“We cannot fulfill our commitment to always protect the security and safety of our Broward County community without doing a thorough assessment of what went wrong that day,” Tony said. “I am committed to address deficiencies and improving the Broward Sheriff’s Office.”

If convicted as charged, Peterson could face a maximum of nearly 97 years in state prison.

“The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers ad staff and injured 17 others,” said FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen. “There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives.”

‘I was scared’: Concealed carry permit owner shot man in self-defense

Police have charged a man who was shot Wednesday outside Milwaukee Police Headquarters.

Investigators determined the woman who shot the man was acting in self-defense.

She was only in police custody for several minutes after the shooting.

Witnesses backed up her account of what happened.

Police said Joseph Drier, 59, attacked the woman after arguing that she should not have a handicapped parking placard in her car.

“It happened so fast. All I knew was the panic. I was fighting for my life. I was afraid,” the woman told WISN 12 News.

She did not want to be identified Friday.

The 28-year-old woman said Drier attacked her as she returned to her car.

“I said, ‘Don’t walk up on me,’ and he turned around and went and got something — a weapon,” she said.

It turned out to be a steering wheel lock.

She said Drier swung it at her as she held him off with one hand.

That’s when she reached into her purse and pulled out her handgun.

“I’m screaming for help at the top of my lungs. No one would help me. I was scared. I felt like my life was in danger,” she said.

She fired one shot and hit Drier in the leg.


Woman shoots man trying to enter Gresham home through window

A Chicago woman with a concealed-carry license shot a man who tried to enter her home through a window Monday in Gresham on the South Side.

The 20-year-old man was trying to help an acquaintance who was locked out of her home at 8:41 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Lowe, according to Chicago police.

While he was trying to get in through the window, a 34-year-old woman inside the home shot him, police said. The woman, who lives at the home with the man’s friend, called 911 to report the shooting.

The man ran away and later showed up with gunshot wounds to his left shoulder and left knee at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, police said. He was transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

Area South detectives are questioning the man and the woman who shot him.


Homeowner shoots intruder in the leg after break-in at Mosaic Apartments

NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Investigators are looking into a shooting that occurred after a break-in at Mosaic Apartments on Patricia Drive.

News4 spoke with the homeowner who shot at the suspect who broke into his apartment. He tells us that his wife and mother-in-law were at home at the time of the break-in. The suspect used a folding chair to break the glass patio door.

The homeowner said he heard a banging sound, so he grabbed a gun and took the women into the back of the apartment. While on the phone with 911, the homeowner warned the suspect not to move. The suspect did not listen and the homeowner shot the suspect in the leg.

The homeowner says he then grabbed his wallet and keys, got the women in the car, and drove off. He saw the police as soon as he drove away.

The homeowner believes that the guy was drunk and unarmed. Metro Police said the homeowner will not face charges.

Judge rejects House Democrats’ attempt to block Trump use of military funds for border wall

A federal judge has ruled against congressional Democrats who sought to temporarily stop the president from using military funds for a border wall.

Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, handed the president a needed victory after the White House suffered several losses in legal battles with Democrats in recent days.

McFadden ruled that House Democrats cannot go to court to block Trump from using military funds to build the border wall “because the Constitution grants the House no standing to litigate these claims.”

“To be clear, the Court does not imply that Congress may never sue the Executive to protect its powers,” McFadden wrote.

But he said that because the House failed to show it has standing in court and given the lack of binding precedent showing it can sue and rulings made in related cases, “the Court cannot assume jurisdiction to proceed to the merits.”

Trump issued a national emergency declaration earlier this year to tap Pentagon funding and start construction at the border.

However, a federal judge in California last week ruled to block the administration from using some of the military funds tapped under the national emergency declaration.

House Democrats had argued that they could sue the president because they had exhausted every other option. And they claimed that Trump’s attempt to divert military funds was unconstitutional because only Congress could appropriate funding.

The administration had argued that there was no circumstance in which Congress or the House could sue the executive branch.

But McFadden’s ruling didn’t touch on the merits of the emergency order because he had already decided that the House couldn’t sue.

Justice Thomas: “I really don’t have a lot of stress. I cause stress.”

WASHINGTON — In rare public remarks, Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday dismissed what he called “this rumor that I was retiring.”

“I have no idea where this stuff comes from,” he said.

Justice Thomas, in a relaxed and reflective mood, was interviewed by David Rubenstein, a financier and philanthropist, in the Supreme Court’s courtroom as part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

“I really don’t have a lot of stress,” Justice Thomas said cheerfully. “I cause stress.”

Justice Thomas, 70, joined the court in 1991 and is now its longest-serving current member. Political scientists say he is the most conservative justice in the Supreme Court’s modern history.

He often writes concurring and dissenting opinions that are joined by no other justice. So far this term, he has called for the court to reconsider New York Times v. Sullivan, the landmark libel ruling, and argued that the fight for abortion rights shares roots with the eugenics movement.

Wine Kills Germs That Cause Sore Throats and Dental Plaque, Says Awesome Study.

If you remember, the Good Samaritan poured oil and wine on the wounds of the injured traveler.  I think this antiseptic quality was well known a lot earlier than 1988.

We already know that wine is one of the greatest things in life, but did you know that it could actually keep you from getting sick? Yup, apparently wine is a fantastic disinfectant for bad mouth germs, which is just another reason why we should all be drinking more of the good stuff.

Way back when in 1988, a study examined the antibacterial properties of carbonated drinks, wine, beer, skim milk, and water, and each beverage was infused with infectious bacterial like salmonella, E. coli, and shigella.

The wine had the least amount of live bacteria after two days, meaning it’s actually an effective disinfectant and bacteria can’t survive in it.

With this in mind, researchers more recently conducted another study to determine why and how wine has such antibacterial properties, and found that it specifically fights germs in the mouth that cause dental plaque and sore throats.

More proof that President Trump has a personality trait of reflexively saying the first thing that pops into his mind when asked a question.  A couple of years ago, he was all for the Hearing Protection Act that would have deregulated suppressors. However, I’ll still take him over any demoncrap president. The rulings of Judges and Justices are now the (incorrectly IMO) way our rights are defined, and their tenure on the bench far outlasts whoever appointed them.

Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure

THE PRESIDENT: Hello everybody. So we’ll be going to the UK. I think it’ll be very important. It certainly will be very interesting. There’s a lot going on in the UK. And I’m sure it’s going to work out very well for them……..

Q    The suspect in the Virginia Beach shooting used a silencer on his weapon.  Do you believe that silencers should be restricted?

THE PRESIDENT:  I don’t like them at all.