Leading Off (1/9/13)

Man Gunned Down at North Dallas Bar. Yesterday Dallas saw four homicides. The oddest, perhaps, was the one that happened on the patio at Red Rock Bar, at Midway and Frankford. Two men were talking at about 8:45 p.m., when one pulled out a semiauto pistol, shot the other, and fled. This never would have happened if everyone at the bar had been packing heat. More guns is the answer.

Perot Museum Releases Details on Injury to Patron. After our discussion yesterday about the accident that happened at the Perot, the museum gave us a few more details on what happened. Yes, it was the Jump exhibit. Yes, a man’s finger was involved (they were still a little vague on that). So the Jump exhibit is now one of eight that are closed for one reason or another. Remember that the museum rushed its opening to take advantage of the holiday crowds. I’m not suggesting anything. I’m just saying. You know?

Good Samaritan Pulls Driver From Burning Truck. Early this morning, a semi crashed on the Mixmaster and burst into flames. While you were bitching about what the accident was doing to your morning commute, Terry Sims was pulling the dazed semi driver through the window of his cab because the door wouldn’t open. On behalf of the city, I say to Terry: knock off early today, ma’am. You’ve done your part.


  • Alexander Muse

    What infuriates me the most in this whole gun control debate are the fallacies. For example, your point is that gun control would have stopped the shooting at Red Rock Bar. I couldn’t disagree more. It is against the law for anyone to possess a firearm in a bar – much less possess one while intoxicated. So the current gun control legislation should have prohibited the man from having a gun. The problem with gun control legislation is that the bad guys – i.e. folks who don’t care about the law – won’t follow the law. They will carry any sort of gun they want anywhere they wish. The rest of us, the folks that obey the law, will simply be unable to protect ourselves. Anyway, back to work…

    • Georgia

      I’m with you, Alexander. But I think Tim’s post is in jest.

  • Everlasting Phelps

    “This never would have happened if everyone at the bar had been packing heat. More guns is the answer.”

    I missed the part where he stuck around and kept killing people instead of fleeing.