If Richie Daley and Phil Cline (Chicago’s mayor and top cop) had their way a yet to be identified South-side man and his one year-old son would be dead today. More proof that in Chicago that the inmates are running the asylum.
Yesterday, that father and his son were victims of a deadly pair of armed robbers. Brian Neal, 19 and his unknown male companion tried to rob the victims at gunpoint. They shot the young father several times before he was able to retrieve a handgun from his apartment and return fire.
This violent crime happened in 500 block of East 82nd Street in the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago where handguns have been banned.
The aftermath left one offender, Neal dead as the young father was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he’s reportedly in stable condition suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The second armed robber fled the scene.
Of course police have confiscated the only protection the victim had as evidence of both the justifiable homicide and potential ban related charges against the victim. That’s to aid in future revenge efforts by the escaped robber against the victim. Daley and Cline can be expected to go out of their way to help facilitate that revenge.
Illinois needs to give back gun rights to law-abiding citizens including the right to carry a concealed weapon for self-defense.