Unfortunately this is not typical.
It's not typical in that this individual was an off duty police officer, the only ones allowed to legally possess and carry firearms in the city of Chicago. Had this been anyone else, they would have been at the mercy of the mugger.
48 other states have Concealed Carry in some form or another for 'regular' citizens. What makes the
Barack "I have lots of tax payer funded security" Obama thinks that ONLY police officers and other figures in authority should have the right to defend themselves nationwide.