VIA| According to recent reports, a veteran with a concealed carry permit was forced to shoot a man who started firing on him and a group of friends on a Friday night.

The group was reportedly leaving a party on the south side of Chicago, and when they reached their vehicle, they found a container with liquid sitting on the roof. A woman from the group asked a group standing nearby to remove it.

The question sparked outrage in 22-year-old Denzel Mickiel, who approached the veteran and his friends. After cursing them out, he headed into his residence and returned with a gun. That’s when he proceeded to shoot.

The veteran took cover near the front of the vehicle. That’s when he was able to obtain his own concealed weapon and fire two shots, hitting Mickiel with both.

Even though two of Mickiel’s friends began shooting, the veteran and his friends were able to flee the scene. A woman in his group had been hit twice, but was quickly stabilized and taken to the hospital.

Mickiel was also taken to the hospital, and later charged with attempted murder.

Thank goodness the veteran had a concealed carry permit and was able to protect himself and his friends, or things could have gotten significantly worse.

What do you think? Does this story highlight the importance of our second amendment rights?