When liberals ask why no “good guy with a gun” ever seems to stop a mass shooting, there are two things to keep in mind. The first is that the overwhelming majority of public shootings are in gun-free zones, so there’s no chance for a law abiding citizen to thwart the shooting. Secondly, if someone stops a shooter right as the attack begins, it won’t become a mass shooting in the first place, so we rarely hear about these cases.
But these cases exist, and are far more common than people think.
Perhaps no example illustrates this better than that of the Uber driver who pulled his handgun and stopped an attempted mass shooting in Chicago on April 17.
The driver had a concealed carry permit, so he was carrying his gun legally. And the fact that he had the gun with him prevented injury to innocents at the very least, and perhaps saved numerous lives on top of that.
Breitbart News reported that the driver was sitting in his car on Milwaukee Avenue, watching people shuffle back and forth in front of the car just before midnight. As he watched, a gunman raised a weapon and began to fire, so the driver then sprang into action.
According to the Chicago Tribune, 22-year-old Everardo Custodio allegedly “began firing into the crowd,” and the Uber driver fired back. He fired a total of “six shots at Custodio,” striking him three times and wounding him in “the shin, thigh, and lower back.” The attempted mass shooting was over and the the only injuries were to Custodio.
The Left hasn’t been a big fan of Uber, but it looks like the service has done more to prevent gun violence than they have.
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