Concealed Carriers Can Prevent Mass Shootings

   06.21.16

Concealed Carriers Can Prevent Mass Shootings

When a 22-year-old man reportedly began firing a gun into a crowd of people in Chicago’s Logan Square, an Uber driver with a legally-carried concealed firearm took action, ending the attempted mass murder almost as soon as it began.

Upon witnessing the man firing into the crowd, the driver pulled his gun and fired six shots at the bad guy, who ended up bleeding on the ground, which is how responding officers found him when they arrived. He’d been hit “several times” in the leg and lower back.

Thankfully, no other injuries were reported.

The driver–the hero–had all the valid paperwork for his firearm and according to Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn “acted in the defense of himself and others” and will not be charged with any crime.

The bad guy, on the other hand, “was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful use of a weapon” and was denied bail.

In another case, this one in Philadelphia, an argument in a barber shop resulted in an enraged man pulling out a gun and opening fire. A nearby concealed carrier heard the shots and ran into the shop, where he recognized the threat and shot the man in the chest.

Police said there were children inside the shop at the time but no one else was hurt.

The hero in this case was a legal carrier who, police said, “likely will not face any charges.”

Hooray for gun-rich zones! The more guns in the hands of concealed carriers, the safer we are.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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