The Wild (Mid)West

An interesting event happened yesterday here in Chicago. Alonzo Small and Jenna Barnes report at WGN:

CHICAGO — At least one person was shot during a thwarted robbery onboard a northbound CTA Green Line train, causing a temporary suspension of service during Friday’s rush hour.

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. near the Cicero stop in Austin on the West Side. Police say a 33-year-old man pulled out a gun and tried to rob a 25-year-old man. The victim then pulled out his own gun and shot the offender.

WGN News learned that the victim and suspect shot at each other but only the suspect was hit.

The chap defending himself had legal possession of his firearm and a concealed carry license.

I’m afraid this is a sign of things to come. When law enforcement isn’t seen as protective or reliable, ordinary civilians take the law into their own hands.

4 comments… add one
  • Andy Link

    Isn’t a concealed carry permit just about impossible to get in Chicago?

  • The short answer is no. The longer answer is that it ‘s regressive and there are lots of exclusions.

  • Drew Link

    I think WGN needs to do some fact checking. I’ve been informed by a reliable source on this very site that the real problems are in Crete, Sugar Grove and Grayslake.

  • TastyBits Link

    If you are referring to our @ER Doctor friend, the backwoods of W. Virginia are even more dangerous than Chicago suburbs. The Amish gangbangers with their cap and ball pistols are terrorizing the redneck trailer parks.

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