The mainstream media, quick to jump to conclusions about mass shootings and even quicker to support President Obama’s gun-grabbing political statements, has failed to report a weekend incident in Chicago when an armed citizen single-handedly prevented a potential mass murder.

Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn appeared in court and, describing what could have become a mass shooting event, declined to charge a quick thinking Uber driver who had a concealed-carry permit and “acted in defense of others.”

According to Quinn’s statement in court, a group of people were walking in front of the driver near midnight when Everardo Custodio, 22, pulled a handgun, firing into the crowd.

It was not known if Custodio was firing at a specific person in the group or firing at random.

The Uber driver, who was not identified by name, drew his own handgun and fired six shots downing Custodio and ending the threat to the innocent bystanders.

It was not known how many shots hit the gunman, but officers responding to the call found him bleeding on the ground.

No one else was injured in the incident.

The City of Chicago, home to 2.7 million residents, has recorded 448 deaths and another 2380 persons wounded by gunshot so far in 2015, and is well-known for the out-of-control violence mainly on the south and west sides of the city.

By comparison, the 2014 murder rate for the most seriously impacted Chicago neighborhood, West Garfield Park, was 116.7 per capita while the rate for the country of Honduras was 90.4 and 53.7 in Venezuela.

The city had  the strictest gun laws in the nation until 2010 when the U.S. Supreme Court extended its landmark 2008 holding that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm and the right to use it for traditionally lawful purposes, such as defense of self or others, to the states.

Under previous Chicago laws, the quick thinking Uber driver hero could have faced prison for taking action that saved lives and prevented a mass shooting.

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