Dallas—KDFW-TV reporter Rebecca Aguilar had a unique story to flesh out on her beat for the Fox affiliate. It seems that twice in just three weeks 70-year-old James Walton, owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding in West Dallas has killed a burglar. Just as Walton was putting a brand new Remington riot shotgun is his car Aguilar caught up with him to do an interview. Apparently this was an ambush style interview of a distraught elderly man who has been let down by law enforcement’s failure to protect him and his property.
I’m clearly on the side of Mr. Walton who I’m so glad to see alive after two encounters with dangerous criminals. However I can’t find wrongdoing on Aguilar’s part.
The best part of this story is that two young criminals will no longer be out victimizing anyone ever again. I can only hope this story sends a clear message to other criminals that they should ply their trade in places like Washington, D.C., L.A., Chicago or New York where criminals are protected by gun bans that keep law-abiding folks defenseless and totally vulnerable.
This is a great story the public needs to know about. I’ve known Aguilar for years from her days in Phoenix at KPNX-TV. The suspension is an over-reaction. The real truth here is that without government interference even senior citizens can refuse victimization by thugs. Give that man a medal!