IL: Police Applaud Armed Self-Defense in Chicago

IL: Police Applaud Armed Self-Defense in Chicago

IL: Police Applaud Armed Self-Defense in Chicago
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff

If today's headline surprised you, then you might be missing one salient fact:

The armed citizen who shot three men who allegedly attacked him and his companion with a baseball bat and a pistol was a Markham police officer, and so was his companion. Since the people who defended their lives with a handgun were what National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea might call "Only Ones," it was politically safe even for high-ranking "exempt" members of the Chicago and Markham police departments to praise their courage and decisiveness , and no one felt obligated to make the standard political statements that always seem to follow any incident where a plain old citizen defends herself from a robber, a rapist, murderer or mugger:

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