by Richard Pearson
As predicted, the 4th of July violence broke out in Chicago despite extra police presence in certain parts of the city. The rough totals for the weekend were 108 shot and 17 dead. Actually, that was much less than I expected. In the South Austin area, a gunman opened fire on three people, killing one of them and wounding two. A witness to the shooting was an Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) holder who shot the gunman, preventing the death of the two wounded people. As I often mention, when an attack occurs, the only people there are the attacker and the intended victims. This attack was probably over in under 10 seconds despite having 5 people involved. That is how fast these things happen. We have over 410,000 ICCLS in Illinois but that isn’t enough.