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[CCW IN ACTION] Teen Shot And Killed After Picking Wrong Victim In Chicago Bank Parking Lot

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OAK PARK, IL — When a teenage thug thought he had found an easy target in the parking lot of an Oak Park bank, he quickly found out that he was sorely mistaken.

NBC Chicago reports that a 16-year boy attempted to rob a 24-year old man in the parking lot of a bank in broad daylight — shortly before noon.

Unfortunately for him, the young thug was not the only one armed in the confrontation.

The intended victim was a legally-permitted concealed carrier, and exchanged gunfire with the teen.

The teen evidently was hit at least once but was able to get to his getaway car.

He made it into Chicago to a hospital, where he eventually died.

The intended victim was detained and questioned by investigators, but as a legally-armed citizen whose life was being clearly threatened by some kid looking to make a quick buck, it is clear who was in the right and who was in the wrong.

Once again, we see a crime thwarted by an armed citizen with the presence of mind and will to defend himself in the face of a deadly threat.

You know, if enough criminals are confronted with intelligent, responsibly-armed citizens every time they try to make an easy score, there just may be a dip in crime. Maybe even a big dip.

Spread the word, folks — guns save lives. They’re not the problem. This story is proof of that.

Please share this story on Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you think about this defensive shooting and attempted robbery!

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About John Falkenberg | View all posts by John Falkenberg

Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those…

Falkenberg is a veteran writer and active voice in the gun community. He is passionate about not only ensuring that American citizens know their rights, but why they have those rights and what a gift it is to be in a country that acknowledges their God-given freedoms. His standard concealed carry rig is a Tristar T-100 in 9mm settled comfortably in a Quick Click and Carry Holster made by JM4 Tactical.

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