4 Punks Tried To Rob A House. They Did NOT Realize A Retired Marine Lives There…

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Breaking into homes is illegal. Breaking into occupied homes is terrifying to residents. Breaking into a home of a locked, loaded and trained Marine is downright stupid!

But that is exactly what happened the other day in Hewitt, Texas.

Eric Walters was at home with his family when he heard a knock on the door at 1:45 am. Thinking it was someone who needed help, but not ignorant of what could happen, Walters carried his firearm to the door to see what the problem was.

Before he could even hardly get the door open, one of the teens pointed a firearm at him and barged inside. Walters slammed the door shut and fired six rounds through the door at the assailants.

Walters said, “He was coming quick and it was the only thing that I could do — I didn’t even have time to pull and draw on him — I had to hit him with the door and fire as I moved to cover.”

As expected, the criminals fled for their lives, but they were later apprehended.

After Walters fired the rounds, he grabbed his wife and child and went into the back of the house. The criminals never made it into the house thanks to the quick thinking actions of the homeowner and the proper use of his firearm.

Chris Barrientos, the only adult of the group, was taken to jail. The names of the minors have not been released.

Once again, armed citizens exercising their second amendment rights prevented their becoming victims of crime.

Walters advises, “It is up to yourselves to defend yourselves, to get training…Invest in a piece, invest in going and getting educated with it, spend some range time, and have a plan of action… communicate with your family.”

It appears that his investment paid off. It is important to note that firearms instructors train their students not to fire unless a threat has been verified. Walters saw the threat, a gun pointed at him, and he took immediate action.

How prepared are you for an early morning knock at the door?

BREAKING: Something Crazy Just Happened At ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed’s School

Students at the former Texas high school of clock maker Ahmed Mohammed were forced to evacuate the campus after someone called in a bomb threat on Wednesday morning.

KDFW-4 reports that the caller contacted MacArthur High School at 9:45 AM from an anonymous number and said that a bomb would go off in 30 minutes.

School officials took the threat seriously and evacuated all the students to a nearby football field.

Irving police came and inspected the school, but found nothing suspicious. The officers gave the “all clear” at 10:45 AM.

Breitbart reports that the police have called the threat a “hoax” and are investigating. The person who made the call could receive up to 6 months in jail and a $10,000 fine.

As reported by Western Journalism, Ahmed’s parents pulled their son from the school after he was suspended for bringing a clock to school that officials first believed to be a bomb. Ahmed was detained and questioned by police, but not charged with any crimes.

Ahmed’s parents have retained counsel to bring legal action against the Irving School District for their son’s detention.

Breitbart reports:

The 14-year-old is believed to be overseas, invited to visit Qatar by the Qatar Foundation, which gives to educational causes. Their sister institution, the Qatar Foundation International (QFI), recently granted the Arabic Immersion Magnet School in the Houston Independent School District $75,000.

Ahmed has also received invitations from President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Google and Twitter.

Here’s How America Could Restore Constitutional 3-Branch Government And The Rule of Law Virtually Overnight…

Many are celebrating the Governor of Texas’ recently issued exemption for Christians whose religious conscience won’t allow them to take part in so called same-sex unions. Ironically, in his statement, Republican Governor Greg Abbott acknowledges that the Obergefell opinion isn’t law and doesn’t trump the 1st Amendment.

But what he flagrantly failed to mention was that the immoral, illegal, and unconstitutional Obergefell opinion (that there is a Constitutional right to so-called same-sex marriage) is not “the law of the land” and doesn’t trump or invalidate in any way the Texas marriage statutes, Texas Constitution, and God’s Immutable and Infallible Word (which ALL define marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman).

Allowing marriage licenses to be illegally altered and issued to same-sex couples in Texas is not a “victory for religious liberty.” It’s a massive defeat for the Constitutional Rule of Law and what remains of our Republican form of Civil Government.

If Americans truly want to restore Constitutional Checks and Balances and the Rule of Law, we must demolish the toxic liberal lie of Judicial Supremacy (that Rule of Judges equal the Rule of Law). And that has the best chance of occurring at the state level.

Here is what Governor Abbott should have said:

The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being. As governor I have a solemn obligation to enforce the laws and statutes of the state of Texas in obedience to the Texas and U.S. Constitutions. The marriage statutes in Texas and our Constitution limit marriage to one man and one woman in accordance with God’s Word and can never be amended or altered in any way.

Therefore, I will not enforce the immoral and unconstitutional Obergefell opinion and will not authorize any alterations to or issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Texas. This is not as much an issue of religious liberty as it is an issue of the preservation of the Rule of Law. And here in Texas, Constitutional oaths and the Rule of Law still matter and I will not violate my oath.

And in addition to not authorizing the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Texas, I will also be shutting down all Planned Parenthood Abortuaries in Texas since killing pre-born babies blatantly violates the 5th and 14th amendments which both guarantee that all innocent human persons not be deprived of due process and equal protection of the laws. Neither Roe nor Obergefell are the “law of the land”; and here in Texas, I as governor will protect marriage and life and reject them both as the legal nullities they are. Period!

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

Fearing Fear Itself: The Unsettling Aftermath Of September 11th

Two sad and lingering results of 9/11 are prejudice and paranoia.

We are showered by public service announcements and airport advisories telling us to “report suspicious activity.” We look askance at everyone and everything — especially people whose skin color, clothing and accents are unlike our own. Too often, we conflate “suspicious” with “different.”

How awful that America, land of the free and home of the brave, is in many ways neither. Which brings us to the slender, bespectacled 14-year-old student, who was interrogated by five police officers at his school in Irving, Texas, and then taken away in handcuffs.

He had the misfortune to have suspiciously dark skin and the suspicious-sounding name of Ahmed Mohamed. More unfortunate was his choice of a suspicious-looking science project: a harmless homemade clock.

Ahmed’s father told the Dallas Morning News that his son’s treatment is a clear case of Islamophobia. It is that, and more.

It is a reflection of the broader cowardice that grips many Americans and produces an us-versus-them mentality. It’s why Donald Trump gets such hearty applause when he talks about building walls at our border.

But in this one small case at least, the shameful behavior of those who run MacArthur High School in Irving is backfiring. Ahmed is the new face of those who are fed up with rampant prejudice. It didn’t take long for #IStandWithAhmed to trigger an outpouring of support.

NASA scientists have offered Ahmed a visit to their labs. One MIT professor posted that he’s the kind of student she dreams of having. Mark Zuckerberg tweeted, “Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest.” Ahmed was given an open invitation to visit Facebook headquarters.

Understandably, the shock of seeing planes flying into the World Trade Center and the horror of watching the classroom carnage in Newtown, Connecticut — and so many other recent frights ­— have changed us. How could they not? Schools especially are under enormous pressure to be vigilant in protecting students.

But we simply can’t give in to our suspicions when common sense tells us otherwise. We can’t allow those few who would genuinely do us harm to achieve their highest goal: To have us live in fear.

When I walk through an airport, I don’t want other passengers deciding whether the package I’m carrying is suspicious. And I imagine if my skin were darker and my name different I’d want it even less.

I want the cops to protect me, but I don’t want to be profiled. And I imagine if I drove a different car or lived in a different neighborhood I’d want it even less.

I expect teachers and school administrators to take whatever prudent steps are necessary to keep kids safe. And I imagine if my son’s name sounded different and his appearance placed him in the minority I’d want it even more.

Following his ordeal, Ahmed Mohamed got a tweet that read: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”

So, young Ahmed will be visiting President Obama and over the next few weeks is likely to become instantly famous.

We should remember, however, that he’s not so much a hero as a victim. And the villains are not those we fear but those of us who have become overly fearful.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.

14-Year-Old Brings His Invention To School, Gets Taken Away In Handcuffs–Now Controversy Is Raging

The 14-year-old Muslim boy kept telling everyone it was just a clock.

Not many adults listened.

As a result, Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested Monday at his Dallas-area high school in a case that police say is now closed. Nevertheless, this case still sent waves of indignation across America.

Mohamed, who loves inventions, made an electric clock over the weekend. He took it to MacArthur High School on Monday to show it to his engineering teacher.

“He was like, ‘That’s really nice,’” Mohamed said. “‘I would advise you not to show any other teachers.’”

The device did not cooperate. Although stuffed in Mohamed’s book bag, it went off during English class. Mohamed was detained after class. The teacher took his invention away.

“She said, ‘Well it looks like a bomb. Don’t show it to anyone else,’” he said. “And she decides to take it from me.”

Mohamed’s day got worse. The school called the police. Mohamed was arrested, taken out of the school in handcuffs, and sent to a juvenile facility where he was fingerprinted and detained.

“I really don’t think it’s fair at all because I just brought something to school that wasn’t a threat to anyone, it didn’t do anything wrong. I just showed my teacher something, and I end up being arrested later that day,” the 14-year-old said.

“It could reasonably be mistaken as a device if left in a bathroom or under a car,” said Irving police spokesman James McLellan, who noted that at the time of the incident, police knew none of the facts. “The concern was, what was this thing built for? Do we take him into custody?”

Police questioned the boy, his family and his teachers until they had reached their conclusion.

“There’s no evidence to support the perception he intended to create alarm,” Irving police chief Larry Boyd said.

The boy’s father said his son had no intent to cause trouble, but said discrimination was part of the problem.

“We are in the melting pot. We are in the greatest country,” Elhassan Mohamed said. “We need this trouble not to hinder us, as Muslims, as Christians, as Jews, or whatever you are.”

“He just wants to invent good things for mankind,” said his father. “But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.”

As the news broke, it sent ripples across the nation.

“This all raises a red flag for us: how Irving’s government entities are operating in the current climate,” said Alia Salem, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ North Texas chapter. “We’re still investigating, but it seems pretty egregious.”

Social media exploded. On Wednesday morning, the hashtag “#IStandWithAhmed” was the top trending topic on Twitter in the U.S.

Boyd said authorities would have reacted to the incident with the same caution if it had been a white student.

“That’s a very suspicious device,” Boyd said. “We live in an age where you can’t take things like that to a school.”

h/t: TheBlaze