“A 36-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night while he was attempting to rob an elderly couple outside a Northwest Dallas grocery store, police say.” I’m sorry, what was that? Two people who had just finished their grocery shopping were victimized by an armed attacker? But we thought people doing their marketing only want #GroceriesNotGuns. It’s a good thing 71-year-old Ronnie Lummus doesn’t pay attention to hoplophobic harpies and was toting a shootin’ iron. “The man knocked the woman to the ground and tried to rob her. The woman’s husband, 71-year-old Ronnie Lummus, pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at the man as he was attempting to flee in his car. The man got in his car but died before fleeing, police said.” . . .
So Dallas has one less miscreant who preys on the elderly to worry about. But as the story relates,
Lummus has not been charged with a crime. The case will be referred to a grand jury.
So the gentleman’s fate is now in the hands of the legal system. Again, shooting at a fleeing attacker is never advised. But the victims’ age and state of residence may work in Mr. Lummus’s favor. For his sake, let’s hope so.