Concealed Carrying “Uber” Driver Stopped MASS MURDER in Chicago
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
That quote usually causes smoke to pour out of liberals’ heads … but a recent incident in Chicago proves just how true it is.
Over the past weekend, a criminal named Everardo Custodio tried to commit mass murder.
Police say he pointed an illegal handgun at a sidewalk full of people in Logan Square andopened fire on the crowd.
That incident could have been another deadly tragedy in one of the country’s most dangerous cities.
This time, however, things were different.
A 47-year-old Uber taxi service driver had just dropped off a passenger when he saw Custodio open fire on innocent people.
Instead of taking cover, he took action.
The anonymous Uber driver decided that he wasn’t going to stand by while innocent people died. He pulled out a concealed shotgun from his car and dropped the rampaging criminal with several well-placed shots.
According to authorities, the heroic driver has a concealed carry permit and was carrying his firearm legally in his vehicle.
There were no charges filed against the armed Good Samaritan, and the man “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn.
The criminal, meanwhile, was taken to a hospital where he was put under arrest. He’s facing charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.
For many years, Chicago has had some of the most draconian gun laws in the nation. Incidents like this, however, are showing us exactly why people need the right to defend themselves — and in this case, defend an entire crowd.
Criminals bent on murder don’t follow laws. Unarmed, innocent people are a crowd of just victims. When responsible citizens can be armed, however, they have a fighting chance to defend their lives.