Enlightening Commentary

Self Defense, Again

Posted on March 29, 2018

Self Defense ZoneA common misconception, especially within the social media swamps, is that Chicago has “the toughest gun control laws in the nation“. Prior to 2010, that statement would certainly hold water, but nowadays it’s not the case. If so, stories like the following wouldn’t be possible.

Man Ventilates Would Be Robber:

“A man exchanged gunfire with an armed robber Wednesday evening, leaving both men wounded in the West Side West Garfield Park neighborhood.

A 57-year-old man was sitting in a home at 8:09 p.m. in the 4400 block of West Maypole when a 27-year-old man walked in and announced a robbery, according to Chicago Police.

The two men then started shooting at each other, police said. The older man was struck in the left arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. The robber was shot multiple times in the chest and was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

The 57-year-old legally owned his gun, police said.”

“Legally owned” in this case means he has a conceal carry license.

Next up, Display of Pistol Saves Man from Beat Down

“An armed suburban man with a concealed-carry license intervened in a 3-on-1 beating and robbery in River North yesterday evening, according to a witness and police.

The victim was in the 700 block of North Clark around 8:30 p.m. when three offenders wearing white surgical masks attacked him and began taking his property, police said.

A passing motorist who saw the robbery unfold pulled over, unholstered his concealed firearm and intervened in the attack. The three offenders fled westbound on Chicago Avenue as the concealed-carry holder protected the victim, according to a witness.”

No shots fired, just whipping it out to the benefit of others.