Think Progress Editor: Conservatives Are Thrilled A Chicago Woman Defended Herself With A Gun

Hot Air | 1/15/2019 | Staff
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Last Tuesday a 25-year-old woman in Chicago was waiting at the bus stop in the early morning when she was approached by a 19-year-old man with a gun. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next:

Laavion Goings Jr. was out of jail only two months when the 19-year-old walked up to a bus stop about a block from his home, pulled out a gun and tried to rob a woman on the Far South Side.

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But the woman had a gun too and fired first, hitting Goings in the chest, according to Chicago police. The teen ran back to his home and made it as far as a stairwell in the foyer of a building before collapsing in the 400 block of West 103rd Street.

That’s where officers found him shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday, just minutes after the shooting. He died within an hour at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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Video from across the street apparently captured the incident so police know exactly what happened. The intended victim had a concealed carry permit for her gun so she is not in any trouble with authorities. This is a clear case of self-defense.


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By the time I saw that tweet it had about 4,000 responses and fewer than 200 had liked it. Truly a ratio for the ages. When Zack was called on this by his own followers he doubled down (from here).

So she shouldn’t have had a gun even in this case where she used it to defend herself against an armed mugger. What was she supposed to do then, exactly? If you guessed ‘not fight back’ then you’re tracking well with Zack Ford’s mindset (from here):

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She should have “let him rob her.” That’s a great piece of armchair quarterbacking from a guy who probably hasn’t ever had a gun pointed at...
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