It wasn’t long ago that it would have been illegal for this Chicago man to carry a concealed weapon and protect himself against 2 attackers outside his home. Chicago police have determined that the concealed carry weapons permit holder used his gun in self-defense.
The 53-year-old South Austin man had a valid CCW permit and shot at 2 men who approached him outside of his home.
At 2:40 in the morning the man was walking from his garage to the front of his house when 2 males in hoodies accosted him. The men appeared in the gangway between the man’s home and the neighbors home when one of the men pulled out a handgun from his waistband.
The gunman pointed the gun at the homeowner, and probably forgot that Illinois is a concealed carry state now and actually allows its citizens to carry firearms, even though there’s a ton of red tape to do so.
So the citizen that would have once been unarmed and at the mercy of the gunman was able to fight back. The man drew his own gun and fired several shots at the 2 men in hoodies and the men fled the scene. Think that would have happened if the man was unarmed?
When the police responded to the scene they determined that the shooting took place in self-defense, and they did not charge the CCW permit holder.
According to the Chicago Tribune,
The man had a valid firearm owner’s identification card, a valid concealed carry permit and police were able to determine that he had completed a required concealed carry class and was properly trained, Sullivan said.
The man is not facing charges as police search for the two males, described as a tall male and a short male. Those two face charges.