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    80-Year-Old Chicago Man Kills Armed Home Invader

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


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    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.
    "They don't bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said.

    Relatives of the couple told the Sun Times that the man is an Army veteran, his wife a former nurse. Police said neither the man nor the woman was injured in the attack.

    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."

    Click here for more on this story from MyFoxChicago.

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    Boy! This guy and his wife are in really deep doo-doo now! Gunning down that poor under-privileged burglar who was probably just trying to provide for his crack habit. And with an illegal hand-gun, to boot. Oh, Mayor Daley is going to have a field day with this old man.

    Of course, no mention will be made of the illegal gun being carried by the assailant. If anything, it will probably just be mentioned as a tool of the man's trade - burglary.
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    Does he not know that defending your self is not allowed in the peoples republic of Chicago? What is worse is what if the guy he killed was a major contributor to the Daily machine.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Sad Story, great endiing. The old man diffently needs a lawn sign.....Dogs and Daley-STAY OFF THE LAWN


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    Just as Daley told a reporter where he could put his gun, maybe Daley will get his head out of his own!

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    couldn't have been a better outcome.. if the old man is charged I believe he will have so many on his side.. self defense is a God given right... so piss off to the people who think otherwise!
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    couldn't have been a better outcome.. if the old man is charged I believe he will have so many on his side.. self defense is a God given right... so piss off to the people who think otherwise!
    You know that and I know that but unfortunately lord Daily thinks that he is a god.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Here it is:

    If the court kills the ban - Chicago Tribune

    The Chicago Tribune calling for people who have defended themselves in their own homes to be prosecuted.
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    That is simply called "JUSTICE"... Ask the old man if he wanted to kill someone. I'm sure the answer would be no. Ask him if wanted to die or perhaps watch his loved one die at the hands of another. Again the answer would be no..

    Perhaps Mr. Daley could use a visit from an armed intruder at 5:20 AM... That would be a wake up call

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