Here is the 'why': Court records show Robinson has been arrested at least 13 times since 2009, mostly on theft, burglary and minor drug charges. Records also show he skipped multiple hearings.

Here is the what:

Homer Wright says he won’t hesitate to buy another gun — or use it to defend himself or his South Side tavern.

The 81-year-old Englewood man who shot a teen who allegedly had broken into his home said Monday he was happy that weapons charges against him were dropped, but he was annoyed that cops had seized his gun.

Here is the Who

Anthony Robinson, 19, was trying to break into Wright’s home behind the tavern to steal liquor about 6:30 a.m. March 26 when Wright shot him in the ankle, authorities said.

Robinson, of the 6600 block of South Wood, was charged with burglary.

Here is the real America:

After Wright was charged, family and neighbors rallied around him. They said he has run Sheree’s Past Time tavern in the front of his home and lived in the back with his wife and family for more than 40 years.

And here is the Question of the Day:

Having spoken up for a 16-year old expelled high school student,  in whose locker was found burglar tools, unexplained female jewelry, and evidence of stored drugs,  isn’t it time, Mr. President, to speak up for an 81-year business owner who has been targeted again and again by young thugs?

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