WHY I CARRY: Employee in Chicago Walks Into CEO’s Office in Secure Building and Shoots Him Twice

July 31 2014
by GSL Staff
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Here is another one of our “Why I Carry” stories. These stories, unlike our defensive gun uses, take a look at situations that may have turned out very differently if the victim(s) had been armed. These stories also serve as an important reminder as to why it’s important to carry everyday.

First off, this story takes place in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago has long had some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, and while those have been made somewhat better in recent months, the city is still one of the strictest in regards in the country.

This story also took place in an office building that was supposed to be secure. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the building had “plenty of security”.

Despite the facts mentioned above, an executive for ArrowStream, a supple chain technology company, who had been recently demoted walked into a private meeting with the company’s CEO and, at some point, shot him twice before turning the gun on himself.

The executive died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. The CEO, Steven LaVoie, was critically wounded by the 2 gunshot wounds. He is being treated in an area hospital and is still in critical condition.

Now, since none of us were in the room we can’t know exactly what happened. However, if the CEO had been armed, there is a chance he would have been able to fight back. It certainly wouldn’t have made the situation any worse.

As I’ve said before, I’ll always take having options over begging for my life.

Stay safe. Stay armed.

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