Chicago Concealed Carry Holder Fights Off Armed Men in Self Defense
Famous writer, Saul Bellow, once said, “No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.” Sadly, laws in Chicago make that extremely difficult. A very lucky man with a permit to carry a concealed weapon might possibly have saved his own life by fending off two assailants this week.
Feel good story of the day.
Thankfully, the law changed in enough time to help this man defend himself.
Via Chicago Trib:
A 53-year-old South Austin man with a valid concealed carry permit was able to shoot at two men who tried to accost him outside of his home early this morning.
The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. on the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.
The man was walking from his garage to the front of his home when two males in hoodies appeared in a gangway between his home and the neighbor’s home, Sullivan said.
One of the two men pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed at the man who took out his own gun and managed to fire several times at the males, Sullivan said.
The males fled the area without being struck and the shooting did not result in any property damage, police said.
After the shooting, police responded and determined that the man was shooting in self-defense. The man had a valid firearm owner’s identification card, a valid concealed carry permit and police were able to determine that he had completed a required concealed carry class and was properly trained, Sullivan said.
The man is not facing charges as police search for the two males, described as a tall male and a short male. Those two face charges.
As part of the application process, county sheriffs, state’s attorneys, local police and the attorney general’s offices are allowed to review applications that have been initially approved by the Illinois State Police.
This story is testament to every citizens right to keep and bear arms… even in Chicago!