Rare as hen's teeth: Concealed carry permit holder thwarts an armed robbery in Chicago, kills assailant

The normal weekend carnage in the president’s hometown of Chicago sports a most unusual incident. Despite all its stringent gun laws, a fully-permitted concealed carry armed citizen managed to prevent an armed robbery at a deli/check cashing store in a poor Hispanic neighborhood. Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, and Megan Crepeau (a story so unusual and significant that 3 reporters were assigned) report in the Chicago Tribune: A robbery was thwarted at a Southwest Side corner store Saturday night when a patron with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed robber, authorities said. Citing preliminary information, police said a man walked into a store in the 2700 block of West 51st Street in the Gage Park neighborhood around 7 p.m., announced a robbery to an employee working behind the counter and displayed a handgun. Another employee came from the back of the store and the gunman pointed his weapon at her, police said. He then made her go to the back of...(Read Full Post)