This should happen more often.
by AWR HAWKINS, Breitbart‘s Big Government
On Friday, 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.
This was back in April of this year, though I only became aware of it today. Note that there have now been two instances in 2015 where armed civilians foiled mass shootings. That’s two more than the FBI, NSA, and TSA combined have stopped.
This was effective gun control as it should be, the Citizen shot the bad guy, and no-one else.
And hat tip to commenter Walter_Cronanty for this data:
This works, we should encourage it.