Man Shot Dead After Trying To Rob Gun Owner

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Man Shot Dead After Trying To Rob Gun Owner
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-( (Advertised as Chicago's leading neighborhood news source) reports 9-28-2016 in Chicago, Illinois, a man with a concealed-carry license shot and killed an armed robber Wednesday night in Grand Boulevard, according to police reports.

At 8:20 p.m., the man was sitting in a car with another man in the 4300 block of South State Street when two men with guns walked up and tried to rob them, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

One of the men in the car reacted by firing his gun. He hit one of the robbers in the head. That local 23 year old was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified Friday by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

The other robber fled on foot, leaving his partner to die in the street.

The 32-year-old self-defense shooter has a valid concealed-carry license, according to police sources.


Perfect! Another action beats reaction incident. The criminal pointing his gun will take about one second to realize that his intended victim is pulling a firearm and about a half a second more to actually fire at his armed victim.

In that time frame, if your bullet finds his brain or brainstem, his hand will relax. The robber will not fire. Marksmanship works! If your bullet his somewhere less vital, he may fire. Ties lose in gunfights! That’s why we recommend using multiple shots.

Chicago street criminals are starting to find more armed and resistive victims now that the city must grudgingly issue firearm permits.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

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  • 18 thoughts on “Man Shot Dead After Trying To Rob Gun Owner

      1. Hey VD, I was about to call BS on you for that ‘splanation but I thought, “I’d better give this a check before I go off half cocked”, so I got one of my shooters, went into the bathroom and grabbed the hand mirror in one hand, pointed my shooter at an angle at the mirror over the sink, and ……. By golly, that hand mirror showed that shooter pointin’ back at ME! I felt like I was the shootee takin’ a shot by the shooter who was also ME! I’da not believed it if I didn’t see it with my one good eye right there in my mirror …….. mirrored mirror ,,,, well, you know what I mean. Yeah, goes to show ya, you’re never too old to learn something new, I wish some of the other guys would take a cue from this lesson. They seem to know everything about everything and, at the end of the day, they rip a fart on the back porch just like anyone else ….. and blame it on the dog.

    1. Arguments aside, I would like someone to explain to me the photo at the very top of the article. Now it’s a stretch, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt about the difference in the hands pointing the weapon toward the driver’s door window from outside the vehicle and the reflection of those same hands in the rear window reflection, although there is much more skin and flesh showing around the actual hands than there is on the alleged reflection of the hands in the driver’s side rear window. It would seem that there should be more fingers and hand flesh showing in the reflection because of the angle of the stance of the shooter and the slant of the window in which the reflection is seen. All sweatshirt sleeve, no finger overlap showing in the reflection on the 2 handed grip, just all sleeve material and gun.

      Now, the REAL kicker that leads me to believe that this photo is doctored from one end to the other, take a close look at the rear view mirror reflection. The reflection is pointing the exact opposite direction that a reflection of the weapon and hands we are seeing should be pointing. It shows those hands pointing BACK at the shooter instead of toward the interior of the vehicle! I have been shooting for almost 65 of my 73 years and I KNOW that, if the weapon is pointed to the right from the position of the viewer, it will show up in the same direction in the mirror. It will be a mirror image and any writing will be in reverse but a mirror will NOT reverse the direction that the weapon is pointed. Right is right and left is still left, no matter if the writing is backwards or not. And the mirror image looks like the hands are wearing tan leather gloves with black fingers in them instead of reflecting the bare hands and fingers of the alleged shooter.

      I know that this guy probably wasn’t lucky enough to have a camera crew with him as he was accosted on that Chi’town street at 8:30 at night but, c’mon, you could have at least picked a stock photo that wasn’t taken in broad daylight and then doctored it up with bad overlays just to add a little drama to the opening scene.

      1. I’ve seen this sort of thing several times. while the photo was certainly posed, what you are seeing in the mirror is a reflection of the reflection in the back window. The color difference is from seeing the second reflection from the shade side.

      1. 911 is for after you’ve used 1911. Or whatever gun you like, after all the best gun is the one you have with you when you need one.

    2. I’m happy no innocent was harmed in this incident. And as the pool of career felons decreases one by one, I get elated further. One down and so many left to go. The public needs to understand that we are at war. The criminals are getting bolder and or more desperate, and it is up to the citizenry to protect itself. Arm up and get training people, the life you save could be your own. The two foremost solutions the government gives you, shelter in place or dial 911, were of no use here.

      1. Let’s just make sure the VCA mo-fos don’t get up after the gunfight. This will keep them from suing us…but it won’t stop the next of kin from suing: (“La’Tronious was such a good boy, an’ he wuz takin’ compoooter technology classes, an’ he wuz gonna be de nex’ Steve Jobs…!”)

    3. We already have the black men from the age of 13 to 40 committing 83 Percent of the gun crimes in this country!
      What will they do if the brain dead liberals and Clinton take guns away from the law abiding citizens of America?
      Home robbery, thief, murder, rape, all these crime will increase but that is what the anti-gun fools want because the think more of the criminals than they do of law abiding citizens .

      1. No! Say it isn’t so! They are being targeted and profiled unjustly. Just ask the BLM. We know the numbers don’t matter to them, just getting their own agenda which is basically “Let me do what I want because of my skin color”.

      2. Criminals are the would be tyrants allies. They keep the sheeple panicked and trading their liberty to the Holy State in exchange for the false promise of protection.

      3. Well as that may be true, but I am a Black African American and you still have to count us all as Americans when you imply the subject. Not all killings involve just black men. Some of the most violent crimes in America have been committed by crazy ass white people as well as other races too. Just so we’re clear crazy doesn’t have a color,gender, or special section on people that are considered worse. They are just crazy in thoughts and Actions. I agree with forceful justice myself I am a valid NRA member with a valid conceal and carry permit also and I am only a 23 year old BLACKAMERICAN. My point is not to single out racism but to stop it if possible I’m not a racist by any means but when you say AMERICANS just make sure you still include us all because AMERICA alone has made us all this way.

        1. Mazel Tov! As they say, it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun. People who live in a high-crime neighborhood should be (legally) armed to the teeth. Unfortunately, Democrat control of large cities over the decades has made CCWs there almost impossible to get. Ironically, out in the sticks, where there’s not too much to protect yourself from, you can usually get a permit without issue.

          Liberal doctrine has made it very difficult for ghetto-dwellers, of any race, to protect themselves.

        2. You are absolutely correct Loren! Crazy knows no Race, Colour, or Creed! The actions of the perp and of the Lawful citizen are what counts! I live just a bit north of Detroit proper and the amount of crime in this area has increased noticeably in the last 5 years. Working on getting my CPL, and glad to know that a few neighbours already have theirs; and race has nothing to do with it. 2 black, 1 latino, 2 asian, 2 middle eastern, and 3 caucasians all within about 2 blocks of me are CPL carriers. Best neighbours in the world! ALL good Americans!

    4. You know one thing you need to consider here – Baring the scenario or scared luck – this is a combination of training and a decision made in advance – My father used to say – Its a gun not a microphone – if you carry deadly force you need to make a decision in advance that you will use deadly force, if you pull that thing you use that thing instinctively.
      There is nothing wrong with the citizen who makes the decision that they will not kill to defend – there are plenty of non-lethal options and they should explore those. If you can’t get your mind around killing then when you pull that gun your going to slow down, your going to question what your doing – your going to end up in second place. Next comes training. once you do put that string of events into action – both mind and body should be very much in tune – mind is not questioning what your doing – body is doing what you have done many many times – me and my boys fire thousands of rounds a year in many scenarios ( I love having an open range not a closed controlled range) – when my hand hits the grips it just happens.

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