I was looking down at the ground to see where we were headed. It’s pretty much a farm area, so there’s houses, barns, barbed wire fences, all kinds of things you can hit that it’s going to kill you. I had a brief thought about, “Well, this is my fate, oh well.” You know, the primary thing now is to make sure that at least one of us survives, and that one person that needs to survive is the student. And I figured what I would do is swing my body underneath hers, so that way she would land on me. The last three seconds just as we were spinning in, I told her to raise her legs.
Miraculously, the jump trainer survived.
I should have liked my father to have lived long enough to see that I made something of my life.
– Winston Churchill, when asked by his daughter Mary towards the end of his life if there was any honor he felt he had missed out on.
Why does God let bad things happen? Why did God let some jerk break into my home and violate my sense of safety? Easy. Because that jerk has free will. (more…)
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This was not a corporate-owned store, but rather a family-owned franchise.
I hope they publish the security-camera video if there was one.
“Fear no man regardless of his size… pull me, and I will equalize.” (A common slogan in regards to Samuel Colt’s famous line: “God made them all, Colt made them equal.”)
THIS is why law-abiding citizens must remain armed.
One diminuitive 65 year-old female jewelry store owner with a handgun, versus five robbers, two of whom are armed. Watch the thugs run, fall down, and forget which way the door opens.
In Florida recently: two armed bad guys attempt to rob a group of unarmed store patrons, and one armed good-guy. The bad guys had bigger guns, or so it appears in the video.
Yet when 71-year-old armed man, who refused to be a victim, started firing back, the bad guys were literally falling over each other to get out.
One can’t tell from the video how many of the senior citizen’s shots hit their target.
Dear Mr-71-year-old-armed-law-abiding-citizen, if you are reading this, please buy a bigger gun, and practice more. And God bless.
Maybe we can take up a collection, and send him some money for practice ammo and range time.