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Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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A good guy with a gun sprang into action over the July 4th holiday weekend when he witnessed a gunman shooting multiple people in the Austin section of Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, a gunman shot three individuals that were standing in an alley at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Sunday. A 45-year-old woman named Janina Ford was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

The other two individuals with Ford suffered various injuries. The second victim was a 32-year-old who was shot multiple times, although the specific injuries are unknown. The third victim was a 49-year-old man who was struck in the rear end, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

When a licensed concealed carrier witnessed the shooting, he pulled out his weapon and shot the gunman in the arm and the hip. The unidentified 33-year-old gunman was transported to the hospital where he was also placed under arrest.

Chicago Police credit the concealed carrier with saving the other two victims’ lives.

Over the 4th of July weekend, 85 people were shot in the city of Chicago. Of those, 14 died and another 71 were injured, ABC 7 reported. A handful of children were included in the number of wounded, including a 5-year-old girl, a 6-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and a 12-year-old girl.

As Breitbart noted, “The Sun-Times pointed out there were over 1,892 shootings in Chicago January 1, 2021, through June 28, 2021, a 12 percent increase over the same time frame last year. The paper also noted more than 330 people were killed in Chicago during the first six months of 2021.” According to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the most pressing problem the Windy City faces — a problem that she says is “literally killing us” — is racism.

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  1. 99 people shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend, 17 dead, 11 children and 2 police officers shot, then they blame Indiana gun owners.

  2. From the description it could have also been self defense shooting for the ‘gunman’ who was subsequently shot by the concealed carrier… at least he wasn’t shot by the blue men.

  3. Updated tally as of 5 p.m. Monday – 104 shot, 19 killed, 13 kids among injured…. if it was a “mass shooting ” by ” white supremacists “, it would be bumping the condo collapse for headlines. Since it’s mainly gangbangers just having fun, Beetlejuice gets a pass with calling it just good ol’ ” rayciss “… move along, nothing to see here.

  4. It’s been 36 hours. I’m sure the murderer is out on cashless bail by now. Or maybe he’s already accepted a plea deal for a misdemeanor possession charge and time served.

  5. I know the big cities get the most press, but I’d like to pass on a DGU here in Natchez MS over the weekend.

    From WLBT news.

    “NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) – Police arrested a man following a dispute over 21 cents at a Natchez Walmart Saturday, according to Natchez Police Chief Joseph Daughtry.

    Chief Daughtry says Michael Shawn Coon became upset at checkout after he was shorted 21 cents.

    An unnamed Good Samaritan then offered to give Coon the money once they were outside the store.

    However, witnesses say that once the two men went outside Coon pulled a knife out on the man, while the Good Samaritan showed a gun in response.

    According to witnesses, a woman with Coon then drew a gun and pointed it at the Good Samaritan. The unnamed man then shot the woman, and she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

    Chief Daughtry says the woman has warrants against her out of Colorado.

    Michael Coon was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer due to him punching and kicking officers while also reaching for his knife.

    Authorities say the Good Samaritan was not injured and cooperated fully with the police.”

    • “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore, what he must be taught to fear is his victim.” – Jeff Cooper

  6. Great…However I do not care one bit or does it matter one iota if the Good Guy had a damned concealed carry permit.

    On top of the purchase price you bend over to pass a NCIC, you can open carry in many states, you can put it in your car, you can put it under your pillow, you can point it at the TV and dry fire but when it comes to wearing a coat you better bend over again and pay extra or chance getting arrested. Or be killed because an idiot permit law forced you to leave your firearm in your vehicle and left you defenseless.
    Or just as bad some two bit city councilman wants to hold you liable if a criminal breaks into your vehicle that you were forced to leave an unattended firearm in while you venture unarmed into an abyss…C’Mon Man. Concealed Carry Permits are clearly a scam and a joke.

  7. You people constantly report on these shootings like somebody cares? I have seen no proof of that in Shitcago!

  8. And in opposite world, no one was shot and there were no murders (with the exception of a few overcooked burgers) in my city…. Way to “rock it” Chiraq….

  9. baby groot has spoken. racism it is then, of which self loathing and hatred of those like you is a form.

    • The racism is the gun control laws imposed by the state and the city that keep those most in need of a gat disarmed.

      • “that keep those most in need of a gat disarmed”

        but they’re not disarmed, as all the mass shootings every weekend demonstrate. no, the problem with them is not that they have or don’t have guns. the problem with them is them.

    • Check your African history knowledge. Some people call it “tribalism”, but it’s the same thing, and the African natives have been butchering each other over it for centuries.

    • “How is black on black crime caused by racism?”

      simple. the white man allows it, therefore the white man is responsible. you don’t expect anyone else to be responsible, do you?

  10. ….and the concealed carrier was then prosecuted to the fullest extent of Illinois law and sued into abject poverty by the family of the poor oppressed shooter.

  11. “According to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the most pressing problem the Windy City faces — a problem that she says is ‘literally killing us’ — is racism.”

    (shrug) she’s right. just not in the way she’s implying.

  12. This kind of violence has been going on in Chiraq since before the Capone days. It is so ingrained into the psyche of most Chicagoan’s it has become the generational norm. People killing people is nothing more than the price of doing business and business is good. The mindset is and continues to be, As long as it doesn’t happen to “ME or Mine”. Why should I get involved. It has nothing to do with Racism, Poverty, Education or Opportunity. It’s about choices. Criminals choose to commit crimes. Citizens choose to look the other way and cede their Morals and Ethics to politicians who promise much and do little. So there is plenty of blame to go around. Criminals, Citizens and Politicians all who make choices to be a part of the solution or part of the problem. For most it doesn’t concern them until they become the victim. Of course by then it’s usually to late.

    • “It has nothing to do with Racism, Poverty, Education or Opportunity. It’s about choices.”

      well the choices don’t appear to be randomly distributed, and the effects certainly are heavily lopsided towards one racial demographic.

      • @ant7 — You are confusing “choices” as the object of the act of choosing, and “choices” as a synonym for the noun “options”.

        Options are never randomly distributed, and individuals are responsible for the choices they make.

    • I haven’t figured how Rahm Emmanuel got pitched so quickly, he hadn’t even gotten his corruption going good yet.

      • I haven’t figured how Rahm Emmanuel got pitched so quickly,

        Term limits two and done, He’ll probably take a shot at Governor, eight years there and he should be able to retire in comfort and style… Just needs to let his incompetence in Chiraq cool off a little more..

      • If not cause, then Dems certainly encourage. Dems start with trapping minorities in poorly performing schools and resist any school choice, despite 40% of CPS teachers sending their own kids to private schools. Then, Dems offer no remedial training or incentives for private companies to provide training to make up for their poor schooling. Dems then hold the criminals to a lower standard since they don’t want the racial make up of prisons to be disproportionate, so they have low prosecutions, non-cash bail, and light sentences. Dems make it difficult for the law abiding residents of crime filled communities to obtain the tools needed to protect themselves. Finally, Dems demonize the police and slash their budgets, so the neighborhood get minimal police presence and low officer morale, so the law abiding are left as easy prey for the jackals.

        • “trapping minorities in poorly performing schools”

          the biggest cause of school poor performance is not having any students. you look at any of these “poor performance” schools and what you see is plenty of money and plenty of teachers, but no students.

  13. To all people complaining about living with the violence in Shitcago: move. I have no sympathy for folks who think a good paying job and a million dollar property are worth more than their lives or the lives of their children.

    For those who are poorer, change your voting habits. You got everything you voted for. Ignorance is not bliss.

  14. Meanwhile the NBA continues to tell me black lives matter!!!! Maybe one of them can show up in Chicago and tell their people to stop shooting each other

  15. I’d wager the Samaritan will soon be learning why the cops look the other way and keep on going as he’s indicted for his efforts. No good deed goes unpunished.

  16. I wonder if this gentleman came to Chicago for a particular reason or was he just a ‘tourist’?

    “An Iowa man has been arrested after a rifle and ammunition were found near a window inside his hotel room in downtown Chicago on the Fourth of July, officials said.

    A member of the cleaning staff at the W Hotel alerted authorities about firearms he found “in a very suspicious position inside one of the rooms” on Sunday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said.

    The rifle and handgun, along with five rifle magazines, were found laying on the windowsill of the hotel room on the busy holiday weekend night, Brown said. Prosecutors clarified Tuesday the rifle had four magazines next to it and a live round in the chamber, Chicago ABC station WLS reported.

    The hotel overlooks Navy Pier and the lakefront, where hordes of people gather for Fourth of July festivities.

    Keegan Casteel, 32, of Ankeny, Iowa, was questioned by the Chicago Police Department’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and arrested without incident. He’s been charged with two felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, police said.“

    • The fact that ordinary people handle guns responsibly every day and frequently use them to save lives really eats you up inside, doesn’t it.

        • Miner likes to tar ALL gun owners with a very broad brush.

          He follows Chipman’s lead in believing all gun owners are criminals and terrorists that haven’t been caught yet.


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