What happens when you bring a sledgehammer to a gun fight?
In light of today’s constant stream of anti-gun rhetoric stemming from the Las Vegas shooting, we thought our iDefend item of the day should be an example of how guns save lives. This example comes to us from Chicago. A man tried to rob an armored truck using a sledge hammer. Unfortunately for him, the armored truck driver had a gun. Guess who won?
From DNA Info
CHICAGO — An armored truck driver shot a man who tried to rob him with a sledgehammer in Little Village on Saturday, officials said.
At 9:30 a.m., the driver mas making a delivery in the 4300 block of West 26th Street and got out of the truck while carrying a bag, according to an FBI news release. That’s when a man in reflective clothing hit the driver with a sledgehammer and tried to rob the driver, the FBI said.
The driver shot the man and he ran away, the FBI said.
The man was spotted in a car at a nearby intersection and was taken into custody, the FBI said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to the Chicago Police Department.
The driver suffered “life-altering” wounds, the FBI said.