CHICAGO, IL — A man was shot in the process of trying to rob a concealed carrier in Chicago, Illinois, putting a major knock against gun control advocates convinced that more guns equal more crime.
Apparently, the would-be robber was waiting for the victim in a backyard — he would barely survive the encounter.
As the Sun-Times Media Wire reports via Fox 32:
A would-be robber was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday when the victim of the robbery fired shots in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side.
Shortly after 2 a.m., a 27-year-old man was pulling his vehicle into a back yard lot in the 9100 block of South Blackstone when another male approached and pointed a weapon, according to Chicago Police.
The 27-year-old, who has a concealed carry permit, opened fire, striking the would-be robber in the chest, police said. The suspect was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
It doesn’t sound like that’s how that robbery was supposed to go at all.
Score one for the armed residents of Chicago.
Here’s a fun bit of history for you — Illinois was actually the last state in the entire United States to allow concealed carry within its borders. It came after Hawaii, New York, Maryland, and even California.
It was as recent as 2013 that Illinois residents had the opportunity to exercise their God-given rights. Of course they’re going to take the chance — even Chicago citizens.
As more and more Cook County crime is stymied by more and more responsibly-armed, responsibly-aware concealed carriers, it’s only a matter of time before the citizens of the city are forced to admit that gun-friendly policies are crucial to keeping the windy city safe.
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