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.



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By J. Kb

8 thoughts on “The Chicago Tribune publishes a seriously bullsh*t, biased headline against concealed carry”
  1. The Tribute is fairly reliable for being moderately conservative. They probably can’t refer to him as a robber or carjacker in the headline as there were no charges and they could face a libel lawsuit from the family. “Can’t” as in, their legal dept. says not to.

    You may want to dial down your outrage level a notch here.

    1. I disagree.

      The story starts with a headline that makes the permit holder seem like the bad guy. Only after you read down (and how many people do that anymore?) do you learn the relevant context to know the permit holder, not Ford, was the victim.

    2. “Armed robbery suspect shot by concealed carry permit holder died of complications two years later.”

      Equally accurate, leaves no doubt.

  2. Too bad it was not a tax payer relief shot. On the plus side, the CCW holder was not killed and the criminal obviously suffered for two long years before he died to go face his eternal judgment. It feels like a feel good story of the day.

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