George & Wendy Show

Wendy Parker

Criminal invitations

| July 13, 2014

There are a lot of things I don’t like about Texas. I’m not comfortable in the heat, and it’s so freaking huge that a trip across feels like an eternity. I’m scared to death of snakes, and all the rest areas have signs warning for rattlesnakes. It freaks me out every time. That being said, there are a lot of things I absolutely love about Texas.

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Another thing I like about Texas is the fact you can pretty much assume everyone has a gun. You rarely see a sign prohibiting sidearm possession, except for at Walmart, and since I will wither and die before I ever set foot in another Walmart, I don’t see them at all. I find it asinine that companies would not only prohibit legal weapons, but advertise it on their front doors. Why not put a little sign out front that says, “Please come rob us. We have no way to defend ourselves”?

I can’t understand why people think a cardboard sign could possibly contribute to making sure they’re safe from the maniacs who go shoot places up. If anything, don’t you think a maniac intent on killing a bunch of people would most definitely enter a place that prohibits weapons? You don’t see a lot of fruitcakes running into gun stores and opening fire, do you? No you don’t. They go to schools and movie theaters, where they assume they can cause a maximum amount of damage before anyone has a chance to drop them like a rabid animal.

Please Rob MeI grew up in a gun family. The kitchen table at my granny’s house was covered in guns and gun parts every weekend, because my dad, uncles and grandad all chose to exercise their Second Amendment rights to the fullest extent. And guess what? None of them ever once killed a human being. Crazy, right? Quite to the contrary – we were taught safety and respect for the weapons. We were taught how to use them properly and when to use them properly. We were taught to obey the law and that having a deadly weapon is a responsibility as well as a right. No one ever needed a cardboard sign to tell them what to do with their gun.

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I realize not everyone shares my beliefs about owning a weapon. That’s the beauty of living in a free country. You don’t have to like it and you don’t have to do it. That doesn’t mean you should be able to keep me from doing it. I wouldn’t force you to own a gun; don’t tell me I can’t have mine. And if you happen to be unfortunate enough to ever be in the general vicinity of an armed robbery (God forbid), I certainly hope your little cardboard sign provides you the necessary protection to keep you from bodily harm. I’ll stick with 9 mm, thankyouverymuch.

  • James P. Lamb

    I am with you, Wendy.
    Personally, I don’t like white wine. I like red wine. But I don’t go out of my way and “whine” to white wine lovers about their preference and impose my red wine beliefs on anyone. I’ll have red and they can have white. Cheers and God Bless America.
    btw, I carry a Glock myself. Don’t like Glocks? Then feel free to go have yourself a nice glass of white wine.

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  • James

    And that’s ANOTHER thing to love about you,Wendy. Do you and George take a few minutes once in a while on the road to find a local range and fire a few rounds? Always good to stay in practice-it pays off when you need it to.
    I’ve promised all my non-gun-loving neighbors that if anyone ever breaks into their homes while they’re there,I’ll call the Police for them,but I won’t violate their beliefs by using MY gun to protect them. I’m sure they have a favorite frying pan or baseball bat to defend themselves with. Actually,that’s just sarcasm,because all my neighbors ALSO like guns and are well armed. BTW-We have a VERY low crime rate in our neighborhood;can’t imagine why…

  • MRitter

    3 cheers to Walmert for doing something sensible. I’m actually glad that Wendy isn’t shopping at Walmart. Then I know there is one less gun nut in the store and I’m safer knowing that some wanna be Wild West character won’t be in the store trying to prove their masculinity.

  • Nas

    MRitter you would actually be safer with Wendy in the Wal-Mart. She is a legal carrier. She is not going to rob you or prove anything to anyone with her side arm. If you get robbed at gun point by a criminal who obtained a gun illegally and he decided to shoot you anyways then just say your prayers. Now if you get robbed by a criminal with a fun and Wendy is there she can pull her gun and either (a) the punk will back off and leave or (b) Wendy can shoot him. Either way you are still alive. People who legally own guns don’t go around around trying to prove a point. Criminals who own guns do. You sir are a complete idiot.

  • shadow hauling

    You are an idiot but this is America and you are entitled to your opinion. I for one am more afraid of some idiot brandishing a butcher knife and going after me or someone else than I am of someone using a gun. Have you ever seen what a butcher knife can do on a person ? Probably not or else you would want those banned also ! I personally think baseball bats should be banned after my neighbor accidentally hit his wife in the head and she fell in the river dead. How about banning automobiles, trucks, trains and other modes of transportation ? They kill more people in this country every year than guns ! Don’t infringe on our rights and we will leave yours alone.

  • JJMcClure

    if someone robs a Walmart they can have the workers tell them in Spanish no guns allowed

  • Civvie420

    Freedom of speech guarantees you the right to say what you like.

    It doesn’t guarantee, however, that you will say anything intelligent.

    So because Wally World has a cardboard sign that says no guns, you really think that is going to stop the criminals? You live in a total shell of ignorance.

  • Del Ray Johnson

    I am so sick and tired of you stupid drivers. I have all but stopped even reading your ignorant, nonsense first and foremost common sense Walmart does not want to insure the stupidity of a dumb broke &ss driver with a gun. In this video and there are numerous other search the web 2 guys are standing in line get into a verbal argument, which leads to a physical fight of course self defense now if you shut your big mouth in the beginning this wouldn’t have happen http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/24885938/2014/03/04/walmart-shooting-911-call-video

    Without that cardboard sign Wmart is liable stupid! And when a bystander is hit you ain’t got the money to pay the family. Finally, we should be more concerned about Wmart allowing us to park and broke &ss drivers save money on food when other dumb drivers speed thru the park lot and drop piss bottles in the trash!

  • Del Ray Johnson

    MRitter, I see no evidence that Civvie420 is even a real driver and understands the issues, i.e. safe parking that face our industry. Be safe. . . . .

  • Civvie420

    I see no evidence that you even have a job, or even graduated high school. Be safe…