A Chicago citizen caught catalytic converter thieves, and they opened fire.
There had to be thirty shots fired after the guy yelled at these guys stealing someone’s catalytic converter in Chicago on Saturday. One of the robbers is running across the road, firing at an upward angle at someone who had yelled at them. Illinois banned any handgun magazine over fifteen rounds, and there was no reload during the incident. Once again, proving the criminals don’t care about the law.
— 16th & 17th District Chicago Police Scanner (@CPD1617Scanner) September 24, 2023
One person on Twitter said, “Don’t worry about it. Insurance will cover it. Besides, it’s a manufacturer problem.” The manufacturer reference was probably because Chicago recently filed a lawsuit against Kia and Hyundai. The lawsuit claims an enormous spike in auto thefts in the city is because automakers didn’t use anti-theft technology in their cars.
The lawsuit says that an enormous spike in auto thefts in the city is because automakers didn’t put anti-theft technology in their cars.
“The impact of car theft on Chicago residents can be deeply destabilizing, particularly for low- to middle-income workers who have fewer options for getting to work and taking care of their families,” said Mayor Brandon Johnson. “The failure of Kia and Hyundai to install basic auto-theft prevention technology in these models is sheer negligence, and as a result, a citywide and nationwide crime spree around automobile theft has been unfolding right before our eyes.”
“This is about saving lives and preventing the violent crimes that these stolen vehicles are used in,” said Interim Superintendent Fred Waller. “As law enforcement, we are doing everything we can to prevent these thefts, but these vehicle companies must also be held accountable.”
When the police aren’t around, you’re on your own. This is also another good reason why a person defining themselves should be able to have a high-capacity magazine.