Just saw this and didn't know if you had seem it yet. I'm not going to opine a lot on it quite yet because like many news stories, it can take a while to get the whole story. I will say that at first glance I don't see any mitigating circumstances in the permit holder's favor. If there were some sort of justifiable reason of self defense, I don't see how hiding the weapon would be a good decision.
I'm also not sure how you can couple aggravated assault and misdemeanor in the same sentence since in most cases, agg assault involves something potentially fatal as opposed to a simple fist fight. And as a rule, I think its normally a felony.
"A 54-year-old Northwest Side man who allegedly pulled a gun during a property dispute is the first concealed carry permit holder arrested in Chicago, police officials say.
William P. O’Connell, of the 7200 block of North Oleander Avenue, lost his permit as a result of the arrest, said a spokeswoman for the Illinois State Police.
O’Connell was involved in a quarrel over rent money with a 52-year-old man on March 23, police said. O’Connell allegedly pointed a handgun at the man and threatened to shoot him.
Police said the victim and a woman both identified O’Connell, who admitted hiding his gun. O’Connell took officers to a vacant apartment where they recovered a .38-caliber revolver, police said."