“Quizhpe said he didn’t know he had been shot until his brother-in-law had chased the robbers out of the store with a fire extinguisher and Quizhpe was on the phone calling police. ‘I felt something warm down my leg,’ he said. ‘I lost about a pint of blood.'” That’s Luis Quizhpe, the man with the bat doing his best to fend off two armed robbers shooting at him in his Chicago store. Mayor Rahm and Superintendent McCarthy would no doubt have advised Quizhpe to just empty the till, give the two walking pieces of excrement what they wanted and they’d be on their way. Except, as the video reveals, the gunman in the grey hoodie fired at least one shot at the store owner before he even picked up his Louisville Slugger . . .
The firm believers in the wisdom of strong gun control laws at chicagotribune.com have the report:
“I thought it was a toy, but what made me frightened and really made me angry was when they grabbed my brother-in-law by the neck and they were pointing the gun at him,” Quizhpe, 62, said Wednesday from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was nursing a leg wound.
“It was like the Fourth of July. Pow, pow, pow,” he said. “Then he was yelling, ‘Kill the (expletive).”
The store owner’s brother helped drive the two doods out the front door with the help of a stool and a fire extinguisher. And this isn’t the first time Quizhpe’s Gifts and Sports has been targeted.
Aida Quizphe said the family has had their share of break-ins in the store they have run for 28 years at 2242 N. Western Ave. Her husband was shot at during a robbery more than a dozen years ago, and someone pointed a gun at her years ago but the gun jammed.
But the dedicated disarmers in Chicago’s and Illionis’ government are still working hard to keep law abiding citizens disarmed, despite a court order directing them to enact concealed carry in the Land of Lincoln. Meanwhile, the law-abiding are easy pickins for criminals who know that, when knocking over a store, there’s little chance of meeting armed self defense.
For Mr. Quizhpe and his brother, we’d suggest a Mossberg 500 and a Glock 19. For Mayor Rahm, Superintendent McCarthy and Speaker Michael Madigan, a liberal application of tar and feathers seem to fit the bill.
[h/t Tyler Kee]