The latest incident where a private citizen with a concealed handgun stopped an active shooter may be one of the best examples yet about how armed citizens stop crime and save lives.
In fact, if you know anything about Logan Square in Chicago, you can easily see where many lives may have been saved by this one brave man who put his own life at risk to save others by engaging the shooter and firing until the threat was stopped.
In “Concealed Permit Holder Stops Attempted Mass Shooting in Chicago,” the good people at Breitbart report:
“An Uber driver with a concealed carry permit thwarted an attempted mass shooting by pulling his own weapon and shooting a gunman who had opened fire in Chicago’s Logan Square.
“Illinois Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn verified that the driver ‘had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others.’
“According to the Chicago Tribune, the driver was watching “a group of people” walk in front of his car on North Milwaukee Avenue just before midnight when 22-year-old Everardo Custodio allegedly “began firing into the crowd.” The Uber driver pulled his own gun and “fired six shots at Custodio,” wounding him in “the shin, thigh, and lower back.
“The attempted mass shooting ended with no one other Custodio injured.”
First, three cheers for the unnamed Uber driver for his heroic actions. He could have easily driven away from the danger. Instead, he stepped up and saved many lives.
Second, I want to let you know that I agree with a number of you who wrote me recently in support of Constitutional Carry.
I too believe that there should not be a permitting system for concealed carry. I believe the Constitution prohibits the government from interfering with a citizen’s right to bear arms. Period.
There’s no asterisk after the Second Amendment.
And be sure to check out the Self-Reliance Institute where we have a ridiculous amount of freebies for new subscribers this week.
Be safe, secure and free!
Rob Douglas – Privacy and Security Advocate
PS: Do you carry a concealed weapon? Tell us in the comments how you carry it and if you think you could intervene in a similar situation.