If Only They Had A Gun

Cases where a having a gun could have made all the difference

2 men murdered in West Side carwash shooting

Two men were fatally shot on Friday night at around 9:30 P.M. while they were in front of a car wash on the 5200 block of West Lake Street in Chicago.  The two victims were standing on the sidewalk in front of the car wash when a gunman approached and opened fire. Antonio Cole, 28, of the 800 block of North Keystone Avenue, was killed at the scene, and Lenneth Suggs, 34, of the 300 block of North Laramie Avenue, survived for a short while but then died at Mt. Sinai Hospital. The shooter has not been apprehended and police are investigating.  More information here.

In the above situation, and countless others, innocent people have been harmed by the action of a criminal. Had there been an armed, law abiding citizen in the area, tragedy may very well have been averted. Americans use guns for self defense every 13 seconds, and that is perhaps the best reason to have a gun. These people are certainly glad they had a gun for self defense.

February 15th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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