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Another Chicago Concealed Carrier Saves His Life With His Firearm

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — An armed citizen, allowed to be armed in the last state to allow concealed carry, fatally shot a 23-year-old man who tried to rob him at gunpoint.

Local media reports on the incident:

Shaquille Gales, 23, of Bellwood, walked up to the older man about 5:45 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Thomas Street, pulled out a gun and demanded his property, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 58-year-old, a concealed-carry permit holder, pulled out his own weapon and shot the attempted robber, police said.

Initial reports stated that Gales was shot in the head, but after a medical examination, it was determined that the bullet entered his chest via his arm.

Since concealed carry became law in Illinois on January 5th of 2014, many citizens of the state have applied and received their permits. And since then, we have covered many stories of armed citizens out and about, who have needed to use their firearm in a self-defense situation. In any of these instances, the intended victim could have been harmed or killed. But, thanks to citizens being allowed to carry firearms and obtain a permit, the playing field has finally been leveled.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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