That’s about right.

From this morning’s Houston Chronicle:

Two men were fatally shot by a customer after they attempted to rob a north Harris County bar early Saturday — the latest in a fury of shootings in Houston this week.

Jenny O’Donnell, owner of EJ’s Place, said four armed men came to her bar in the 16400 block of Kuykendall at Colwell, around 2:30 a.m.

O’Donnell, who was not there at the time of the incident, said a head bartender and waitress were closing up for the night when two men walked into the bar and demanded everyone get down on the floor. Two other men “lingered at the bar door,” she said.

That’s when a customer at the bar pulled his own gun and started shooting at the men, she said. The attempted robbers fired at least three rounds inside the bar, said O’Donnell.

“That man was a hero,” said O’Donnell. “We could have had some bodies.”

Yes, he was. And he damned well ought to be recognized as such. But Texas law doesn’t allow carry of guns in bars. In fact, doing so is a felony. So if this guy is “caught” and successfully prosecuted, he’s going to lose his right to keep and bear arms forever. And when you get right down to it, he did something that was wrong only because it was decreed as such by the government. Where is the justice in this?

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