Rep. Steve Cohen (Dishonest-TN), recently proclaimed in a House Judiciary Committee meeting that defensive gun uses are a figment of ammosexuals’ fevered dreams. He said, “Show me a case, please…where a good man or woman with a gun protected and stopped the use of a weapon. That canard doesn’t occur. That just…dog won’t hunt.”
Rep. Cohen, we’d like you to meet a 77-year-old gentleman who has an inconveniently different story to tell. The retired firefighter was walking to his car in a Chicago parking garage on Friday when another man drove up, pointed a gun at him and demanded his valuables.
According to Fox 32 Chicago . . .
Instead of handing his things over, the elderly man pulled out a gun and shot the robber in the head and chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chance of recidivism: virtually nil. That’s quite an achievement in a city where the State’s Attorney thinks nothing of letting those involved in gang-related gun battles resulting in homicide walk free without charges.
But wait…what about the old man with the gun? Was he carrying legally? Had he jumped through all hoops and hurdles Illinois has put in place to make exercising the right to keep and bear arms difficult, time-consuming, and expensive?
Chicago Police said that the elderly man has a valid Firearms Owner Identification Card and a Concealed Carry License.
Heh. It’s a darned shame, but news like that absolutely ruins the narrative for civil rights deniers like Rep. Cohen and Moms Demand Action’s Karen-in-chief, Shannon Watts.
These are, after all, people who make their living refusing to deal with the reality of the regular defensive use of firearms by Americans. Instead they find it much more politically expedient — not to mention profitable — to simply claim it never happens.
Oh, and we’d also like to point out to New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood that this particular attempted mugging and defensive response didn’t take place out in the woods somewhere, but rather in the heart of America’s third largest city.
For our part, we’re just glad the 77-year-old gentleman is OK.
The Steve Cohen Defensive Gun Use of the Day Award Goes to a Retired Chicago Firefighter is written by Dan Zimmerman for www.thetruthaboutguns.com