We hear the stories all the time about people getting killed by criminals and sometimes there is no way of knowing had the victim used a gun, they would still be alive. But there are just as many, if not more, stories that prove had the victim not had a gun, they would have been seriously injured or even killed.
The counter argument is that having a gun can lead to violence where if you just submitted to the criminal act, they would leave you uninjured. And while there are cases where an untrained person with a gun, did more to cause hurt or death to themselves because of their ineptitude with a weapon, the real facts are that many, many times, a criminal will hurt or even kill you whether or not you resist. Singing love songs will not sway their murderous desire, but placing lead poison in their body until they OD will guarantee two things. One, and most importantly, they will never again be able to hurt another living soul, and two, you gave yourself a fighting chance against the scumbag. I believe all those who chose to use the right to bare arms SHOULD be trained in the use of a weapon. I also believe that if you carry a gun, you best be damned ready to use it without hesitation. And last, I believe that a gun has one purpose and that is to kill. If you pull it, it should be to defend yourself or your family and it should be pulled for killing purposes.
Well kudos to this Chicago gentleman who chose to fight for his life. 80 years old and he gave the world a gift. The gift he gave was yet another proof positive that by him having the right to own a gun, exercising that right, and being willing to defend what he owns and his own life, the gun saved his life. He also freed the world from an animal who only intent was to take what was not his from others and to hurt them in the process.
Hip Hip Hooray to this gun right hero! By the way, I found a decent attorney, other than those on here. Check out the last few lines of this story. I hope this attorney stays true to his word and when he defends this man, great fame, success, and riches come to him!
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 by a back door. In a struggle at their doorstep, the intruder fired his revolver but was struck in the chest and died of his wound, police said.
"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.
"They don’t bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said.
The assailant, who was described by police as being in his 30s, was found slumped on the back doorstep of the couple’s house, removed four hours after the shooting, the Sun Times reported.
No charges have been filed against the homeowner, but Chicago currently has a statute outlawing the possession of handguns. Its legality is currently being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A high-profile Chicago attorney has already stepped forward offering to represent the man pro bono if he faces charges for possessing a weapon.
"Self defense isn’t just a right, it’s a duty," said attorney Joel Brodsky. "If this man is prosecuted for saving his own life it’s not just a travesty, it’s justice turned inside out."