(Chicago Tribune) – A 53-year-old South Austin man with a valid concealed carry permit was able to shoot at two men who tried to accost him outside of his home early this morning.

The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. on the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

The man was walking from his garage to the front of his home when two males in hoodies appeared in a gangway between his home and the neighbor’s home, Sullivan said.

One of the two men pulled a handgun from his waistband and pointed at the man who took out his own gun and managed to fire several times at the males, Sullivan said.

The males fled the area without being struck and the shooting did not result in any property damage, police said.

After the shooting, police responded and determined that the man was shooting in self-defense. 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.

Two *white* men, or two *black* men?  Anyone wanna hazard a guess to that?

Now, we need this to happen about a hundred more times and the more intelligent of the criminal class of Chicago (saying a lot, we know) might start to reconsider their career paths!


12 thoughts on “ILLINOIS FIRST CCW SELF-DEFENSE: Armed robbers thwarted by concealed carry licensee”
  1. Someone was able to defend himself in Chicago – it warms the heart!

    I’ll be curious to see how McCarthy spins the real drop in crime that occurs when the criminals realize their victims might not be defenseless.

    Did the police take the man’s firearm for evidence?

    Why did they need to verify he had proper training? I would think the Illinois CCW license would address that.

    1. Illinoise had about 1000 CCW permits that people received who did not have the total 16 hours of training they require. Some instructors only gave some 8 hours of instruction.

  2. He was on his own property the CCW should not be in play here. Probably similar to the Zimmerman trial when no nothing reporters kept talking about “stand your ground.” “Stand your ground” doesn’t come in play when someone is sitting on your chest, Jim.

    1. Great point Jim. I noticed another comment talked about Dart spin and your comment shows spin isn’t left to just Dart and his ilk. Conceal and carry doesn’t have anything to do with this. It’s employed to try and demonstrate how “valid” the permit itself is – as if it’s only ok to defend yourself -even at your own home- because you got “proper” training and had permission to do so.

      It’s a mistake to frame this that way. On a supposed pro gun site, it should have been pointed out in the article that the permit had zero to do with it. So why isn’t it? Cuz this site actually SUPPORTS the permission slip structure and wants it to look “good ” in any way possible.

  3. This article makes no sense. The media told me men in hoodies are angels minding their own business.

    1. RB, you moron. Of course they do. If you’re a white person, your chances of being violently attacked by a black are at least three to four times greater than your chances of being attacked by a white.

      Now, don’t call me racist just cause I point out statistics.

      If you don’t like it, do something about it.

  4. Great news, except…
    If he was on his own property, he doesn’t need a CCL to carry a gun for protection.

  5. In the past someone defending themselves in Chicago would have been arrested.
    I realize the man didnt need a CC permit to defend himself on his own property, but i think it helped in this case.

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