Customer With Concealed Carry Stops Halloween Robbery


An armed robber was shot and killed while trying to rob a corner store in Chicago on Halloween—thanks to the quick-thinking of a customer with a concealed carry permit.

The would-be thief, Reginald Gildersleeve, 55, was pronounced dead at 7:10pm.

According to police, Gildersleeve walked into the store at around 7pm, and pulled a handgun on the store’s female cashier.

He then demanded she go to the back of the store and give him the store’s stock of cash—believed to be a substantial amount, considering the store also functioned as a currency exchange.

Unfortunately for Gildersleeve, he wasn’t alone in the store—and another customer pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The customer, who hasn’t yet been identified, had a valid concealed carry permit. It’s not clear whether or not he or she will face charges for the crime—but it’s not likely.

“We’re looking at it as a self-defense issue at this point,” a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department explained.

With a rash of high-profile shootings over the last few years, gun control has been a major talking point on the liberal Left—from President Obama, on down.

But the Left continues to ignore the fact that, in most situations, a litany of gun restrictions doesn’t keep guns out of the hands of bad guys—but, rather out of the hands of law-abiding good guys, who sometimes are called to use their guns to take action.

Because of the actions of a quick-thinking customer, no one was hurt (except for the thief) in the robbing of one Chicago store on Halloween.

Candice has almost 20 years of experience reporting for various conservative publications. When she's not writing, she enjoys being outdoors--especially camping, hiking, and hunting. She lives in Harrisburg, PA, with her husband.