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Glad I don't live in Chicago

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by littlebluevette, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. littlebluevette

    littlebluevette Well-Known Member

  2. coebam

    coebam Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable. I suppose if he would have killed the kid he be charged with murder.
  3. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    ...And have three prior convictions. :scrutiny:

    I'm not sure I'd go so far as to call it "unbelievable." The DEFENDER had two prior convictions on weapons charges and one for theft. I find no personal fault with his desire and right to defend himself and his wife, in their home, no less.

    However, if you've got felony convictions and it comes to the attention of the authorities that you are in possession of a firearm (like because you shoot a burglar with it) -- trouble can only follow.

    NOTE: He's NOT being charged with assault or attempted murder -- or any charge stemming from harming the home invader. This is a weapons charge.

    Seems he's kept his nose clean enough otherwise that his neighbors like him -- and he's pretty elderly. He'll probably end up with a slap on the wrist for the (new) weapons violation.
  4. mortablunt

    mortablunt Well-Known Member

    He's got a record, so for the sake of prudence, they just can't let the guy go totally free.
  5. jwr_747

    jwr_747 Well-Known Member

    not all states/counties/cities allow armed home protection.Some still live by the "if you can run,run".But like said,weapons charge...jwr
  6. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

    Freedom_fighter_in_IL Well-Known Member

    As Sam pointed out, the charges have absolutely nothing to do with his defense of himself in his home. We have a VERY strong Castle Doctrine here (the only damn weapons related law worth a crap here). BUT we also have to have an FOID (Firearms Ownership Identification) card and he was a prior felon so not eligible to own a firearm. THAT is what his charges are. He wasn't even allowed to own a firearm.

    BLACKHAWKNJ Well-Known Member

    I read a few years ago that the then Mayor Richard Daley (the younger) wouldn't allow RETIRED members of the Chicago PD to carry.
  8. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    "The Windy City" - yeah right, but the winds only blow one way~! NO PLACE FOR ME~!!!!
  9. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    And yet again, Sam1911 ends the thread before it begins with logic and facts.
  10. abq87120

    abq87120 Well-Known Member

    Regardless of the point of that article, I'm still glad I don't live in Chicago.
  11. Agsalaska

    Agsalaska Well-Known Member

    It said he had weapons convictions, not necesarily FELONY weapons convictions. A weapon conviction could be a lot of things. Unless I missed something.

    That being said, I too am glad I do not live in Chicago.
  12. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    If you think Chicago is bad look at the laws in England.
  13. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Ok. So we're glad we don't live in Chicago. And we're glad we don't have priors which make it illegal to own/use firearms. Good, then.
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