Watch the video in the story and let me know what you think…
Is there more footage than this cellphone video anywhere? All i can find is from the point where the security guard is already in a headlock.
I can’t form an opinion with a partial scenario.
I had a hard time viewing the video because pop ups kept blocking my viewing the full video. but from what I did hear and was able to see. The Security Guard was doing his job and ended up having to defend himself. And he did what he had to do. But it is ashamed that the 2 thug got away.
This last weekend Chicago had 24 shootings in 30 hours. I was thinking about going to the Chicago Field Museum and the Museum of Science sometime soon. I’m a museum nut. But nah… I’ll go somewhere else. That city is comparable to a war zone right now. I feel bad for the good people that live there in fear.
I’ve been trying to dig up any more information on this and I’m coming up dry. So here are my thoughts so far:
The crowd filming an older gentleman getting attacked by 2 young punks is typical.
Nobody bothered to help him, also typical.
Screaming No no when the gun comes in to play, typical.
These are the “witnesses” i warned you about in another thread.
This situation was despicable, welcome to the world of today. Imagine how screwed we will be if the anti’s get their way. Look to London England for what our future looks like if we don’t maintain our rights.
Those museums are awesome! But I agree that the city isn’t the best place to be right now. I used to take day trips to Chicago with my kids when they were little, but I wouldn’t do that today if my kids were little.
It was the McDonald’s security guard who got attacked as he escorted the two out of the the restaurant because they were being loud and obnoxious.
This link should take you to a bunch of articles about it.
The fact that people weren’t concerned about the guard’s safety but they became very concerned about the attackers’ safety when the guard brought the gun out to defend himself is so backward IMO.
I was there as a kid, I loved the U-boat, and the mounts of those lions that the movie “The Ghost and the Darkness” was based on. My mom used to take me there on the Amtrak before I could go deer hunting with my dad. I guess unless she made a big trip out of it, I would be a little monster because I couldn’t hunt.
Also, museums in Illinois are soft target zones by law, and it carries the penalty of law.
Well some years ago I worked at 234 E. Chicago Ave. And the Mc Donald’s is 10 E. Chicago. I have been there to that Mc Donald’s years ago and this is rather common story for that address. I’m originally from the South Side of Chicago. I would not recommend going Downtown Chicago. Those beautiful buildings, museums, cultural events, CSO, Art Institute, everything about Downtown that I grew up with is now gang controlled. There’s 59 different gangs in Chicago and you will never be allowed bring a firearm into any of those places. As a matter of fact I would not recommend going anywhere on the South Side It’s not going to change, the brand new mayor of Chicago promised to clean it up, but she won’t. If you value your life and your family just don’t go. Even if you think you’re safe, you aren’t. Your chance of getting hit with a stray bullet is good. I got shot in Chicago the last time I was there Feb. 6, 2016 and I am from Chicago South Side originally. Even so the gangs have fully automatic firearms you will be out gunned.
That is just insane! I used to love visiting Chicago before I started to carry, learned about Condition White, and knew too many details bout how hard it is to defend yourself in certain areas.
About 8 years ago my kids and I went to Chicago for the day with another woman and her son. We were all black belts at the time and had a blast. And we walked everywhere - something I wouldn’t consider doing just these 8 short years later. It’s so unfortunate that the amazing things that Chicago has to offer are overrun by the threat of violence and death.
Yikes!!! That’s really scary. Hope you recovered ok from that.
You want me to tell you the truth? I’m not fully recovered my left hand was hit by a stray round from a Uzzi from a banger my left index finger had to be amputated. I have pain in my left hand everyday of my life. The fortunate thing was God was smiling at me, I happen to draw the best hand surgeon in Chicagoland on duty. I’ve had 3 surgeries now on my hand, pain medication doesn’t work on me. All it does is make me extremely constipated and makes my right ear ring nonstop. I stopped taking them a few days after I was given them. I have pain since I was 20 years old from a hip wound from an AK47 from a Vietnamese regular in 1970. I was in the 1/7 Cavalry. Anyway I’m from South Side of Chi-raq and my advice Do not go downtown or anything on the South Side. Neighborhoods are better stocked than most gun stores to be honest to you.
Wow! So sorry that you had that kind of trouble, both recently and in Vietnam. Glad you’re still with us to tell the tale.
My hubby was Special Forces in Vietnam, so from one veteran family to another, thank you for serving.
Thank You, I was originally drafted then after that I spent the next 18 1/2 years there. It’s not a big deal, I just did what was expected is all.
Thank you for your service, @Robert8. I have a friend who doesn’t respond to pain medication either - he’s tried acupuncture and had a little pain relief from it. God was watching you that day that you got that surgeon!
Thanks Dawn. And believe it or not Chicago has some of the most stringent gun laws in the US
I do remember that. They’re as bad as some areas in California - if not worse. Traveling through Illinois on our way anywhere south from Wisconsin is always challenging to those of us who carry. Don’t get out of the car or off the bike in IL.
Yep, driving through IL each way a couple times a month… and avoiding the Chicago route always. That state’s laws are what inspired my purchase of the Jotto car locking holster
Dawn and Zee,
Please please don’t get into any kind of issue in Chicago with a firearm. Cook County jail is a terrible terrible place. Even for a little time. Just keep your guns in the trunk or disassembled whatever you need to do. You are not supposed to have any firearm at a interstate Rest Area either according to the laws here in the People’s Republic of Illinois. Is the best advice I can give you. Now I’m seriously done talking about this topic. Good Night, Happy Thursday!