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Chicago Man Charged after shooting burglar in home...

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by HKLovingIT, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

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  2. Sgt. Rambo

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    Ugh... it is what it is. He's prohibited for a reason but good for him at the same time. Hopefully get thrown at in court. I bet if he could tell young people something it would be don't do anything to screw up your gun owning rights.... it may come back to haunt you.
     

  3. cowboy1964

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    "This man has done nothing wrong"

    I'm glad the guy was able to defend himself and all but he DID commit a felony by having a firearm. So don't stand there and say "he did nothing wrong".
     
  4. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    I always thought you culdn't get a liquor license if you were a felon, either. But I guess I am wrong.
     
  5. rjflyn

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    I dont see where it said hes a felon, just past gun charges. Now they are charging him with a felony due to Chicago's messed up handgun laws, I would surmise if he would have had a shotgun he might have been fine.
     
  6. DScottHewitt

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    Two prior weapons convictions. I guess they could have been misdemeanors....
     
  7. A6Gator

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    You gotta be careful when you drag that spotlight over on you. It lights up all the stuff around you too...:supergrin:
     
  8. INJoker

    INJoker Simply Charming

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    The guy is a 40-year bar owner and veteran on the South Side of Chicago and there are seriously people on this board who would expect him NOT to keep some heat handy?

    Wow. GT sure has changed... :(
     
  9. Sgt. Rambo

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    Better to be judged by 12??? I guess that REALLy applies here... I WOULD expect him to have some heat but now that he used that heat, its gonna get REALLY hot for him. Double edged sword I guess.
     
  10. hamster

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    If the justice system saw fit to release him to the general public, then I have no problem with the man defending himself in his own home/property.
     
  11. jpa

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    At first glance it sounded like he was a convicted felon, but apparently Illinois just added a new twist to their prohibited persons laws. Based on the wording that he was convicted of "2 weapons offenses" it sounds like this is what he's being charged with. Hopefully the SA drops the charges (not likely) and he can go about fixing his background so he can possess a firearm again.

    720 ILCS 5/24-1.7)
    Sec. 24-1.7. Armed habitual criminal.
    (a) A person commits the offense of being an armed habitual criminal if he or she receives, sells, possesses, or transfers any firearm after having been convicted a total of 2 or more times of any combination of the following offenses:
    (1) a forcible felony as defined in Section 2-8 of
    this Code;
    (2) unlawful use of a weapon by a felon; aggravated
    unlawful use of a weapon; aggravated discharge of a firearm; vehicular hijacking; aggravated vehicular hijacking; aggravated battery of a child as described in Section 12-4.3 or subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05; intimidation; aggravated intimidation; gunrunning; home invasion; or aggravated battery with a firearm as described in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05; or
    (3) any violation of the Illinois Controlled
    Substances Act or the Cannabis Control Act that is punishable as a Class 3 felony or higher.
    (b) Sentence. Being an armed habitual criminal is a Class X felony.
    (Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11.)
     
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    Oh yeah, way to go Chicago. Give the criminals free reign but throw a guy in jail for protecting himself and his family. I guess the same "familias" that ruled Chicago back in the 30's and 40's are still ruling.
     
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    If the charges are not dropped, he should be extremely thankful he didn't kill the intruder.

    Good for him for defending himself, however the situation does not excuse the fact that he is prohibited for whatever reason.

    This is definitely a "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6." situation.
     
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    Chicago: A city where criminals can do what they please and citizens cannot protect themselves.
     
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    No. Illegal activity has always been frowned on and violates TOS.....


    That said, he had a choice and he made his. But now that choice might have consequences
     
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    Define "legal"

    Many of the handgun laws Chicago/IL has are illegal. After all the bill of rights should hold supreme to local/state laws.

    This story seems to me he was well within his 2nd amendment rights.

    So, looks like nothing illegal here happened.
     
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    You seem to be confusing "right and wrong" with "legal and illegal." I don't care if he was a convicted felon sex offender on parole, he did nothing "wrong."
     
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    Damned if you do, dead if you don't.