The incident occurred Friday night, the Chicago Tribune reports.
From The Daily Caller, By Chuck Ross, 07/06/2014 –
After deciding to obtain a concealed-carry permit for my self-defense handgun, I began researching handguns styles, calibers and features. I knew I wanted something compact and easy to conceal, but powerful enough to authoritatively stop a perpetrator.
I looked at both pistols and revolvers, and seriously considered a snubnose .357 Mag., but in the end decided on a semi-auto. Since I already owned a 9 mm, I decided to go with a larger caliber—a .40 S&W or .45 ACP. An acquaintance had a SIG P226 for sale with both .40 and .357 Sig barrels. The gun was a little bigger than I wanted, but I was interested in the dual calibers and would have bought it if we could have agreed on price.
New students of the handgun have to learn a number of critical skills. One of the most important of these skills is the “presentation,” or drawing the handgun from the holster for use. Defensive shooters must be able to execute a swift, safe, and efficient presentation. Once the need for the gun has passed, the shooter must be able to re-holster the handgun safely. This entire process of drawing and re-holstering the handgun is the most hazardous process involved in using the pistol, unless one learns to do these things properly.
From The Kansas City Star, 2013-06-29, By JOHN MILBURN The Associated Press
By Anna M. Tinsley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 08/31/13 – Ambitious plans to let Texans openly carry handguns throughout the state — and to let college students carry concealed handguns on campus — fell by the wayside during the legislative session earlier this year.
But lawmakers pushed through several less far-reaching measures, giving Texas gun owners more freedoms — shrinking the required training time for those seeking concealed handgun licenses, letting CHL holders leave their weapons in parked vehicles on college campuses, even letting Texans renew those licenses online without taking a renewal class.
Senator Craig Estes
Texas State Senate District 30
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2013
Contact: Liz White
“Texas School Safety Training Act” Sent to Governor
Act empowers courageous teachers to voluntarily seek training for active-shooter scenarios
Austin – Today the Texas House finally passed SB 1857, the Texas School Safety Training Act, which empowers qualified Concealed Handgun License (CHL) instructors to earn a “school safety certification” that would allow them to train teachers to save lives should an active-shooter scenario occur inside a Texas school. The bill now goes to Governor Perry to await his signature.
From Star-Telegram, By Anna M. Tinsley, 02/10/13 – OKLAHOMA CITY — Bryan Hull hopes that the Ruger LC9 pistol holstered on his hip sends a clear message.He’s not hiding the fact that he is armed and ready to protect himself.
“With conceal carry, all I can do is react when someone has begun an attack,” said Hull, president and founding director of the Oklahoma Open Carry Association.
“With open carry, I may be able to stop an attack.”
Hull was among those who encouraged Oklahoma legislators to pass a law last year that lets those who are licensed to have concealed handguns openly carry their firearms.
And he began openly carrying his when the law took effect Nov. 1.
Now he and other neighbors to the north say it’s Texas’ turn.
“The entire country is shocked that Texans can’t open-carry,” said Hull, 44, a general manager of a wrecker service. “It doesn’t fit the culture.”
From Chron.com, January 24, 2013 – As the federal government moves forward on its plans to tighten gun restrictions, Texas lawmakers are proposing legislation to expand gun rights in the state.
The latest proposal is HB 700 filed Thursday by state Rep. George Lavender, R-Texarkana, that would allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to carry weapons in plain view on a belt or shoulder holster.
From The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, By Bill Miller, 12/15/2012 –
David Thweatt, superintendent of the tiny Harrold school district in northwest Texas, believes his staff is ready.
Besides special locks and security cameras, an undisclosed number of staff members and teachers carry concealed handguns.
Chicago Sun-Times, By Dave McKinney on December 11, 2012 –