In a perfect world, our friends in Chicago would not be denied the protections of the 2nd Amendment. Instead, honest citizens must make use of what tools they can to protect themselves and others from those that would prey on the defenseless. Recently, good Samaritans Andrew and Joel Leach heard the screams of a woman who had been bitten and had her iPhone stolen. They responded and chased the perpetrator, Robert Henderson,when he turned on them with a box-cutter in his hand and asked “Do you guys want to get cut?”…
“I pulled my own knife and said, ‘Mine’s bigger than yours,'” Leach said. “He saw my knife and started running again.”
Leach said he and his brother, both from Joliet, kept pace and caught up with the other man a second time after he ran through traffic and into an alley east of Wabash Avenue. “We pretty much told him, ‘Look, all we want is her property,”’ Leach said.
You can read more in the Chicago Tribune, but in a nutshell the victim recovered her iPhone and the perpetrator was arrested and charged with felony armed robbery and aggravated battery. The brothers get their 15 minutes of fame, and if they are lucky won’t face charges themselves.
If you noticed above, I said “honest citizens” instead of “law abiding” since the blade that Leach was carrying was 5″ in length – twice the legal limit for EDC knives in the Windy City. This case illustrates clearly the idiocy of knife and gun restrictions. The perpetrator used a legal tool and was thwarted by an honest individual wielding an illegal one.
In fact, the only actual assault that took place was Henderson’s biting of the victim’s hand. As far as I can tell, not even the most hoplophobic lawmaker has proposed restrictions on one’s teeth. Though in Chicago, you never can tell what they will think of next.
(h/t Libertarian Republic)