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CCW Carrier Stops gunman in ... Chicago!

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Morpheus, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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  2. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yay team! ;)

    Federal CCW lawsuit made Chicago self-defense incident possible

    Yesterday’s big discussion about the self-defense shooting in Chicago by an Uber driver that put a suspect in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds – while nobody else was hurt – was underscored this morning by the Second Amendment Foundation, whose federal right-to-carry lawsuit force Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law nearly two years ago.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/federal-ccw-lawsuit-made-chicago-self-defense-incident-possible
     
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  3. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Now only if one of the major national papers or shows picks it up!
     
  4. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    One of the reports says that he used a shotgun and fired 6 shots. I would have guessed some extensive collateral damage if that was the case.
     
  5. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That report was FOS. I talked to the Cook County State's Attorney's office Monday and the nice gun-ignorant lady there (and she was very pleasant!) said that someone in her office had called the gun a ".45-caliber shotgun," suggesting to me that we're actually talking about a Smith & Wesson Governor, the 6-shot revolver that chambers the .410 shotshell.
    The Taurus Judge and its clones all load five in the cylinder, so methinks we're talking a Smith here.

    The revolver is now in the evidence locker until this thing is cleared up, but the good guy is out on the street, no charges filed against him and nobody but the bad guy got hurt. I love a happy ending, don't you?

    ;)
     
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  6. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Well, it would be perfect if the guy got his revolver back, but it is a huge improvement at least.
     
  7. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They won't. It doesn't fit their agenda.
     
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  8. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that the good guy did not lose his gun. The bad guy is the one with the Governor so I hope he does not ever get it back!

    I could be wrong but with no charges I do not imagine that the Uber driver would have to worry about losing anything.