HOW THEY DO IT IN TEXAS: Customer, armed robbers engage in shootout. “Two armed suspects attempted to rob a Denny’s restaurant, but ended up fleeing for safety after a shootout with a customer.”

UPDATE: A reader emails: “I believe that one of the major turning points for concealed carry (at least in Texas) was the Luby’s massacre in Texas. Change the law to enable people to rely more on themselves and each other, instead of the government, and we see very different results. That sort of sums up the entire conservative vs liberal debate. Remember, when seconds count, the police are just minutes away.”

Yes, one of the survivors, Suzanna Hupp, had left her gun in her car as state law required. She became an advocate for liberalized carry laws in Texas and nationwide.