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« on: September 14, 2018, 11:25:15 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/14/licensed-gun-owner-aids-illinois-cops-in-shootout-with-suspect-1-officer-injured.html

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A man with a concealed-carry license was commended for coming to the aid of Cicero police who were engaged in a shootout with a man who shot and wounded an officer near the Stevenson Expressway, authorities said. @mitchtrout and @MHendricksonCST report.https://t.co/qjsYVB0AHr
    Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) September 14, 2018

Kudos.

Glad the cops didn't mistake him for a dangerous person and shoot him.

Not holding my breath for CNN, MSNBC, et al to run the story.  Doesn't fit their narrative.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 11:35:22 AM »

Really?

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The officers boxed the vehicle in traffic and the suspect got out and began firing the automatic weapon at them as he fled on foot, ...


So the guy had a machine gun in his car?
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 03:17:49 AM »

well the reporter said there was an automatic weapon.  Probably not.  Getting into an active firefight is a good way to get your self killed.  You are fair game to the criminal and the cops.
I'd call 911,  and let 'em go at it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2018, 04:02:26 AM »

Glad this worked out OK, and of course I wasn't there and don't know the exact circumstances, but as a general principle I'd be very reluctant to get involved in a shootout that police were already engaged in.
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 08:31:24 AM »

The ONLY ways I would get involved in an active shootout that already had cops involved were if the officers were already down, or if there was some certain way I could ID myself to the cops before triggertime.
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2018, 08:38:00 AM »

read it wrong, nevermind.
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2018, 10:39:14 AM »

1.  Automatic weapons are illegal in Illinois.  (Same with suppressors and any other fun toys.)  Chances are the reporter (and editor) are idiots, because I really doubt that a CCW holder was simply waling around with at full auto whatever strapped to his hip.

2. One of the Cicero officer was hit four times by the bad guy.  The CCW holder is a real hero for jumping in and helping to end the threat.
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2018, 11:12:09 AM »

1.  Automatic weapons are illegal in Illinois.  (Same with suppressors and any other fun toys.)  Chances are the reporter (and editor) are idiots, because I really doubt that a CCW holder was simply waling around with at full auto whatever strapped to his hip.

It's the bad guy who allegedly had an automatic weapon.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2018, 12:22:34 PM »

Cicero is cook county and sorta like the bad part of Chicago just outside of Chicago. Therefor neither police nor news reporters know anything about guns except they are all bad and some are more bad than others. Automatic? I doubt it but they don't know the difference and it fits the narrative.
Glad the CCL is ok and not incarcerated. I'm sure some SA and police brass considered it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 02:11:48 PM »

It's the bad guy who allegedly had an automatic weapon.


Yes. The article said "the suspect." An automatic weapon is a machine gun. Do you believe that some dude they pulled over for a traffic stop really had a full-auto machine gun in his car? I don't.
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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2018, 03:54:26 PM »

Automatic colt pistol.
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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2018, 08:15:21 PM »

It might have been fully semi-automatic... rolleyes rolleyes
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2018, 09:01:03 PM »

It's possible it could of been an actual automatic firearm, obviously illegally owned. But according to the comments, someone mentioned that another article said it was a semi-auto Glock with an extended mag.
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 09:44:02 PM »

Big Media said a semi-automatic with a bump-stick is no different than a full-auto. Maybe that's what it was.
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