Uber and Guns

Remember, kids: according to Mother Jones, this was not a mass shooting prevented by someone with a gun:

Authorities say no charges will be filed against an Uber driver who shot and wounded a gunman who opened fire on a crowd of people in Logan Square over the weekend.

The driver had a concealed-carry permit and acted in the defense of himself and others, Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said in court Sunday.

A group of people had been walking in front of the driver around 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when Everardo Custodio, 22, began firing into the crowd, Quinn said.

The driver pulled out a handgun and fired six shots at Custodio, hitting him several times, according to court records. Responding officers found Custodio lying on the ground, bleeding, Quinn said. No other injuries were reported.

Why would this not qualify as a mass shooting stopped by someone with a gun? Because no one was killed and Mother Jones requires at least four deaths to qualify an event as a mass shooting. As I noted before, their criteria are very narrowly tailored almost to deliberately exclude events like this. Maybe if the cab driver had let this guy kill four people before stopping him, Mother Jones would be more impressed.

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  1. Seattle Outcast

    Mother Jones: when your Marxist viewpoints can be backed up with a very marginal ability to write as long as you live in an echo chamber of MSNBC approved thought.


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  2. Christopher

    Mother Jones and other gun control advocates will either (A): look up the driver’s past and see if he has military and/or police experience (and if he does, they’ll use that as an excuse as to why this doesn’t qualify as a mass shooting stopped by a civilian) or (B): simply ignore it.  I’ve seen them using (A) with most of the previously provided examples.

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