The Chicago Tribune publishes a seriously bullsh*t, biased headline against concealed carry

From The Chicago Tribune:

Man paralyzed by concealed carry holder in 2017 dies from injuries, police say

A south suburban quadriplegic who died at a suburban hospital over the weekend succumbed to injuries he suffered in 2017, when he was shot and paralyzed by a concealed carry permit holder in the city’s Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.

Oh no, how horrible.  How could that have happened?  How could did some irresponsible jackass get a carry permit and shoot someone in the spine?

Illinois needs to do something about that.

Brian Ford, 20, was pronounced dead Saturday at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy performed Wednesday showed that Ford died from a gunshot wound to the neck, along with complications of quadriplegia, according to the agency.

What a terrible way to die, this is just a tragedy.

Ford’s injury stemmed from a Dec. 12, 2017, shooting that began with the then-18-year-old pulling his own gun on a 27-year-old man driving his vehicle into a rear yard in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue, according to Chicago police.

The older man, a concealed carry holder, pulled his own firearm and shot the victim, police said. Ford was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment and was later charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor aggravated assault. But the case against Ford was dropped by Cook County prosecutors nine days after his first court hearing.

Wait, what?

The guy who died was a criminal who drew his illegal weapon on the Concealed Carry Permit holder first?

So it was a scumbag criminal who got shot and died?

And the Chicago Tribune wants me to feel sorry for him?  Fuck that noise.

So I did a quick Google search and found a website called Gun Violence ArchiveIt has a page for the original incident.  

There is a link to a Chicago Sun Times article on the shooting.

Charges filed against man shot by victim in attempted robbery

Charges have been filed against an 18-year-old man who pointed a gun at another man, prompting the victim to shoot and critically wound him early Tuesday in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

The 27-year-old man was pulling his vehicle into a backyard lot shortly after 2 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Harper when 18-year-old Brian Ford, of the Englewood neighborhood, walked up and pointed a gun at him, according to Chicago Police.

The 27-year-old concealed carry permit holder, who feared “he may become a victim of a battery,” pulled out his own weapon and shot Ford in the chest, police said.

Ford was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. He has since been charged with a felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police initially referred to the incident as an attempted robbery.

Ford’s bail was set at $50,000 on Thursday while he remained hospitalized, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Office records. His next court date was scheduled for Tuesday.

The original reporting on the story shows that the shooter was an innocent victim of either an attempted robbery or assault who shot his assailant.

There is no evidence that the shooter was charged with any crime, I can’t even find his name.

So what we have here is a clear cut good shoot by a concealed carry permit holder and the bad guy took two years to die, and the Chicago Tribune writes the headline to damn the permit holder and extract sympathy for the criminal.

What utter biased bullshit.

And they wonder why newspapers across America are failing.

This shit is why.



Need to TV binge this weekend?

Since we have Amazon, the missus and I are doing Bosch all over again and if you haven’t watched it, give it a try.

But, if you are into the SciFi stuff (and even if you are not, like me) give The Expanse a try now that Amazon took over and all the seasons are there.

And we have this movie on cue:


Some people are “cutting the cord”. We slashed movie theaters well over a decade ago.

NYU graduation speaker demonstrates that a NYU degree is worth sh*t

According to his own website, Steven William Thrasher is “a Contributing Editor at BuzzFeed, ,  [sic] is the 2012 National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s Journalist of the Year. 

He also recently completed a Ph.D. in some sort of progressive horseshit at NYU.

This was part of his speech:

This is clearly a person who has never been challenged to think critically on a single idea that he has or position that he holds.

In just over a minute and a half, he says that he is for “radical love” and fighting, among other things, antisemitism, while at the same time calling Israel an apartheid state and praising BDS and the Students for Justice in Palestine, which traffic in the most intense conspiratorial Jew-hatred.

There are so many contradictory ideas in his head, all based on Progressive platitudes.  It is evident he has never been forced to reconcile any of them.

That is the legacy of NYU.  Filling students heads with nonsensical garbage and never demanding that they think through anything logically.

At least this asshole did one good thing, prove to the world that an NYU degree is bullshit.  Another once great university down the shitter, done in by progressives.

This is why Bernie and his ilk want free universal college for all.  So they can turn every person in America into a jabbering idiot without a single congruous thought.


One more thing to think about on the Dimmer vs. Switch idea

I read Miguel’s post Dimmer v. Switch.


In it, there is this meme:

Larry sort of touched on this.

I’m not going to go into a long thing about how irregular forced, especially those familiar with the local terrain have bested, or at least caused significant casualties to, the best trained foreign invading militaries.

The incomplete list of that is the British in Afghanistan, the Soviets in Afghanistan, the US in Afghanistan, the French in Indochina, the US in Vietnam, etc.

Other authors have done marvelous jobs explaining how civilians with AR-15’s can stand a chance against an M1 Abrams or AH-64 Apache.

That is totally irrelevant, and the fact is the above meme is horseshit.

If Civil War 2.0 ever gets kicked off, I can all but guarantee that the US government isn’t going to have working tanks and helicopter gunships, or combat aircraft or drones or anything else like that.  Not in any significant quantities at least.

I work with a lot of veterans.

We have discussed memes like that before.

Here is the inside scoop that the Left does not understand at all.

At.  Fucking.  All.

The people I know who enlisted did so because they are patriots.

The idea of being ordered to attack American civilians to confiscate their guns is abhorrent to them.

Simply put, good luck getting these guys to follow the order from any petulant shit-ass President to march down Main Street of their home town to get them to detain their civilian friends and neighbors.

So what about the tanks and helicopters.

A buddy of mine is a former military helicopter maintenance tech.  He made it clear that if the US military were to use helicopter gunships on American civilians, he personally, and he knows many others like him who, would “sabotage the fuck out of” those aircraft.

Extrapolate that to every weapons system in our arsenal.

The think about every military armory.

Think about how much ammo, how many guns and grenades, mortars, and man-portable ordnance, would be carried out of every armory and magazine by US troops defecting because they are not going to shoot other Americans over some gun ban, or socialist wealth redistribution, or they didn’t give up their big block V8 after the passage of the Green Leap Forward.

The ranks of the US military will be depleted, and everything that isn’t stolen will be scuttled by them on the way out.

The reality is much more likely that American civilians will be patrolling the streets with AT4’s and M-249 SAWs taken from a Guard Armory l with the doors deliberately left open, than 1st Armored will be rolling through downtown Texas in tanks.

This is what Leftist statists do no understand about America.

They see China, Russia and the Soviet Union before that, Venezuela, and other tyrannical countries where the military is loyal to Dear Leader and has no problems oppressing the civilian population, and they assume the US military is just the same.

Except it’s not.

Our military swears “defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same” and following the President’s orders comes along somewhere after that.

You go right ahead and tell a bunch of enlisted men from Iowa or Alabama or Texas that they have to force civilians in Middle America to give up their civil liberties.  See how far that goes.

What I worry about is Leftists in America employing the same tactics as Leftists in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, or Venezuela.  That is, enlisting Leftist thugs who are loyal to Dear Leader instead of the Constitution.

Essentially, putting Antifa in uniform.

But the idea of a helicopter gunship being used against Freedom Eagle Dot Facebook is laughable at this moment because one of Freedom Eagle Dot Facebook’s buddies is the Rotary Wing Aircraft Maintenance Specialist and he just tossed a grenade into the cockpit of said gunship when he found out that a sortie was going to be flown against a Middle American suburb.

A list of State Gun Rights Organizations.

Our buddy Kevin Creighton recently took a job blogging for (Apparently you can actually make money blogging) and he has already done more for gun rights with one post that certain state group has done for the past two years: A list of State Gun Right Organizations. 

Unfortunately, the Geocities-looking websites of Florida’s Gun Right groups are listed to the embarrassment of Florida Gun Owners.

Maybe less Tactical OC fishing and more coding would be the sensible thing?