Skip to comments.A Gun For Grandpa (Gun Rights In Chicago)
Posted on 06/02/2010 5:35:30 PM PDT by raptor22
Second Amendment: Chicago is deciding whether to prosecute a great-grandfather and Korean War veteran under its handgun ban. He refused to be a victim, and now there's one less armed thug roaming the streets. What's the problem?
If the 80-year-old vet living on the city's West Side didn't have the gun the city said he shouldn't have, he and his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson might have joined those victims of gun violence about whom gun-control advocates constantly chirp.
The vet obtained the gun in violation of the city's handgun ban after a prior incident in which the couple was robbed at gunpoint by three armed intruders. So when Anthony Nelson a parolee with a record of drug and gun arrests tried breaking into their East Garfield Park home, they were ready.
Nelson fired twice at the as-yet-unnamed homeowner, who walks with a cane but retained enough of his military marksmanship to drop the intruder with a single gunshot to the chest. Yet in some quarters, instead of being hailed as a hero, it's the homeowner who's being considered a threat and the armed predator a victim of gun violence.
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If they prosecute, I’ll donate to his legal defense fund. He did the right thing and the mob that runs Chicago is just upset that one of their boys got smoked.
Criminals protect their own don’t ya know...
Take it to court Gramps!
Then get on the stand and pronounce:
The Mayor and the D.A. are telling me and the people of Chicago that I have a responsiblity to be DEAD!
THAT was my duty under the Chicago law that violates the 2nd Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution!
Why aren’t the Mayor and the D.A. sending the criminals the message that they should learn to fear the law abiding citizen?
Why do they believe it is more important to send ME and YOU the message that there is some nobility in being a victim?
This situation is uncanningly close to that of a movie story.
U.S Marshalls. The main character drives a cab in Chicago and after an accident is found to possess a handgun.
Chicago (and everywhere else) should not be exempt from the Constitution. Daley and the other idiots in that state trample our rights at our peril.
Thank you Jeb Bush for the castle doctrine in 2005.
Has that ass Daley yet commented on this case?
ahhmmm - did you read the article?
The people of Chicago should be very afraid of their elected officials.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
LOL! No. I'm so used to his avoiding stories like this.
Oh yeah. He said this the other day so he is still avoiding it.
but HE wouldn’t walk outside his door without armed guards.
Just maybe the reason the Chicago thugs - the ones in office - don’t want citizens to have guns is they figure most of them would pointed at THEM
Exactly. Which is why I can hardly wait to hear what he finally comes up with to make this old vet out to be the bad guy.
2nd Amendment ping...
Up is down.
Sure glad we have different rules down here.