Money quote from that second story:
Law enforcement officials are calling Marlo Ellis a hero in the wake of Thursday’s shooting at the Dollar General in Orrville.
Ellis shot and killed Dallas County resident Kevin McLaughlin after McLaughlin entered the store, reportedly shouting and waving a gun.
Authorities said that as McLaughlin was leading a group of people into a break room, Ellis turned and used his own pistol to shoot McLaughlin. Ellis’ weapon was concealed according to Sheriff Harris Huffman.
McLaughlin was pronounced dead shortly after the shooting.
Now, here’s the catch: The Dollar Store in question had a “no guns” policy, and the CCW holder and proclaimed (by local law enforcement, no less) hero of the moment may face trespassing charges for bringing his weapon into the store in violation of their posted signs.
It’s unclear whether this is a corporate policy or the local store’s idea. There are Dollar Stores here in Colorado, but honestly I’ve never been in one. But in this specific instance, if the company proceeds with charges against Ellis, they would bring to mind the Austrian’s reply to Russia after the Russians helped put down a revolt during the Crimean War: “We will shock the world with our ingratitude.”
Really, to avoid looking like a gigantic collection of jackasses, Dollar Store really needs to just let this one go.