A concealed permit holder in Illinois shot and killed one of two armed men who allegedly approached his car to rob him.
The incident occurred “about 8:20 pm in the 4300 block of South State.”
According to CBS Chicago, “a 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male…when two other males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery.” Police said the 22-year-old “then pulled out a gun and shot one of the [robbery suspects],” who died at the scene.
The second suspect fled the scene once shots were fired.
DNA Info reports Officer Ana Pacheco–a Chicago Police spokeswoman–said the man who shot the suspect “had a valid concealed carry license.”
The Chicago Tribune reports that gun violence has raged out of control this in Chicago, with over 550 homicides already year-to-date. Donald Trump contends that bearing arms for self-defense is part of the solution to such violence and has made concealed carry an important part of his pro-gun push. He believes concealed carry is “a right, not a privilege.”
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.