Concealed Carriers Can Prevent Mass Shootings
Russ Chastain 06.21.16
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.