May 26, 2010

Chicago's Handgun Ban Fails to Save Home Invader

An elderly Chicago couple is alive today because they ignored Chicago's unconstitutional handgun ban and killed the armed invader breaking into their home:

An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.

At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle.

"It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead," said Curtis Thompson, who lives next door to the couple, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Neighbors described the elderly couple, who both walk with canes, as pillars of the community in Garfield Park, where home invasions have been all too frequent.

Their neighbor, Shaquite Johnson, told MyFoxChicago that the two are "heroes" for fighting off the attacker and that the shooting means there is "one less criminal" walking the streets.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley immediately assailed Johnson for referring to the deceased as a criminal, and instead called the home invader a "valued constituent."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 26, 2010 04:26 PM

Well, on the plus side, a Democratic vote by the perp is now 100% assured in the next election.

Posted by: Will Gant at May 26, 2010 06:24 PM

To use Daley's own words against him, maybe if the robber had stuck his gun up Daley's butt then Daley would understand. :-D

But of course Daley, who enjoys 24/7 police protection, doesn't have to worry about his personal safety.

Posted by: pst314 at May 26, 2010 07:55 PM

Anyone care to start a rumor that Daley's fetish is to have a weapon stuck up his butt? Notice how he always has multiple cops around him, and there's always one that looks pissed off. Now we know who drew the short straw today...

Posted by: Will Gant at May 26, 2010 09:36 PM

Hope I can act as decisively when I'm 80. Inspiring.
[For a light hearted take on our present peril]

Posted by: LibertyAtStake at May 26, 2010 10:13 PM

Wait...the intruder had a gun too? Oh noes! He better register it! Or turn it in so he can live a life full of unicorns, Cubs baseball and ice cream!

Posted by: MunDane at May 27, 2010 06:23 AM

They are heroes!! Their generation stood up for their rights and they just stood up again. I'm proud of them.

Posted by: SilverMoon at May 27, 2010 11:23 AM

Less cops for Delay, and more to patrol Chicago streets. Especially since apparently the mayor is not in any danger.

Posted by: ron at May 27, 2010 12:47 PM

I reckon he will have to cover his a**.
The butt of a gun or is that butt-gun?

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at May 27, 2010 02:06 PM

Ahh, there you are again, MunDane. Do you see now the reason for having a 'house gun' or guns? Especially if you are in your 80s and not as fast on your feet as you once were. You can call the police. If there's time. And they can come. But no matter how fast they get there, they'll only be able to avenge your murder.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at May 27, 2010 03:07 PM