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Cops: Burglar shot to death by homeowner on West Side
Chicago Tribune ^ | 01 feb 2014 | Rosemary Regina Sobol

Posted on 02/01/2014 5:43:06 AM PST by rellimpank

A 44-year-old man on crutches fatally shot one of two intruders who came charging at him Friday morning in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, according to police.

Mario Viramontes, 31, was declared dead on the scene in 2000 block of West 21st Street at 9:22 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police were called to the scene about 9:10 a.m. for a burglary, and when they arrived, they found that a “male offender” who had been trying to commit a burglary had been shot by the homeowner, said Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; chicago; rkba
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1 posted on 02/01/2014 5:43:06 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.


2 posted on 02/01/2014 5:45:32 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rellimpank

One less democrat voter!


3 posted on 02/01/2014 5:50:16 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: rellimpank

FTA: “During the course of the investigation, police learned the 44-year-old homeowner’s FOID card was expired and he was charged with one count of possessing a firearm with an expired FOID card, a misdemeanor, police said.” Unbelievable. Too bad he didn’t possess a copy of the Constitution.


4 posted on 02/01/2014 5:56:22 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: I want the USA back
His precinct has just changed to the cemetery.
5 posted on 02/01/2014 5:57:29 AM PST by Tony O (hibobbi!)
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To: rellimpank

We are so F*%&ed. And not one word about the other intruder.

And our one party government is going to grant amnesty. Hope they move in next door to anyone who votes for amnesty.


6 posted on 02/01/2014 6:07:01 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Ancient Man

As soon as I saw CHICAGO , I said to myself;
“Self, if the shooter is not black, he is in deep $hit.”
Once again, my ‘racist’ thoughts are supported by facts.


7 posted on 02/01/2014 6:13:50 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: rellimpank

The Chicago area has a huge concentration of Mexican gangs. Mexican gangs in Chicagoland dwarf all other gangs combined. Mexican gangs, and the Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated Chicago city government to an unprecedented degree.

You think the Italian/Sicilian “Mob” of the 20th century had political influence in Chicago? What influence they had — and it was considerable — pales in comparison to the influence the Mexican gangs and cartels have over Chicago and Illinois politics.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 6:41:16 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: rellimpank

I found it interesting that the homeowner’s/victim’s/shooter’s age was mentioned 4 times in the article, while the perp’s age was mentioned once. Wonder why.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 6:45:53 AM PST by CH3CN (Gone Galt 05/25/13)
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To: rellimpank

Good shooting, American.

Imagine, a man on crutches was still able to shoot down a criminal, in the disabled man’s house!

I’m curious. What is a “FOID”? We don’t have any kind of firearm ID anything in Louisiana, neither any kind of registering.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 6:53:15 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: rellimpank

A day minus another Mexican.


11 posted on 02/01/2014 6:53:53 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Terry L Smith

FOID is Firearms owners identification card

I will stop there so as not to go on a rant.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 6:56:02 AM PST by Nailbiter
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To: Tony O

“His precinct has just changed to the cemetery.”

Not a problem, they will just transfer his voter registration.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 6:56:21 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rellimpank

My lib neigibors believe that none of these stories are true — the ones where the good guys prevail by using guns. They truly believe the NRA has people sitting in a room writing fiction and then pull out one of these stories every once in a while. They really believe that!


14 posted on 02/01/2014 7:20:43 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

Your neighbors believe in the easter bunny and tooth fairy too?


15 posted on 02/01/2014 8:10:31 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: rellimpank
Let's see the City of Chicago under “da Mare” Rahm Emanuel try to prosecute this 44-year old disabled man for defending himself against these pieces of human trash. I don't think this will play well in court if the City were trying to put the victim in prison at the expense of the thugs. I see a big backlash, but I'm not as stupid as Rahm is.
16 posted on 02/01/2014 8:12:37 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: I want the USA back

Why he’s only dead. That won’t keep him from voting in Chicago....


17 posted on 02/01/2014 8:22:27 AM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: Nailbiter

Democrat dominated Illinois requires its honest citizens to apply & pay for a card [FOID] before buying ammo or firearms. The card has expiration dates, so honest citizens can be arrested if they fail to renew it, even for mere possession years after the purchase.

This is infringement as legal ownership and use of firearms is our constitutional and natural right.


18 posted on 02/01/2014 8:53:10 AM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: Ancient Man
...the 44-year-old homeowner’s FOID card was expired and he was charged with one count of possessing a firearm with an expired FOID card...

Well, the cops had to arrest and charge somebody, didn't they?

19 posted on 02/01/2014 10:35:35 AM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Nailbiter

Nailbiter wrote:
“FOID is Firearms owners identification card

I will stop there so as not to go on a rant.”

I thank you for the explanation, ‘non-rant’ excused.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 12:49:25 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: Ancient Man
Chicago PD uses the Constitution as toilet paper. This case is a great argument for why the FOID requirement itself is unconstitutional.

Plus, I bet he gets denied a FOID after his misdemeanor conviction.

21 posted on 02/01/2014 2:57:40 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: RicocheT

And you might apply for renewal 60 days in advance and wait six months, in which case you hold your guns ‘illegally’for 4 months.


22 posted on 02/01/2014 2:59:18 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Terry L Smith
I’m curious. What is a “FOID”?

Firearms Owners IDentification card. Those of us who are stuck living in this shithole called Illinois need to have one to buy firearms or ammunition.

I'm frankly shocked the police didn't arrest him and charge him with something more than an expired FOID card given the incident was in Chicago and the Chief of Police in Chicago HATES the fact that their handgun ban got shot down in court (no pun intended.)

Gary McCarthy, Chicago Chief of Police has flat out said anyone conceal/carrying in Chicago risks getting shot by the Chicago PD --- presumably because they're too f'ing stupid to tell the good guys from the bad guys.

23 posted on 02/08/2014 4:51:11 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: pierrem15

Illinois you can only be denied an FOID for a Felony, charges of Spousal abuse, assault/battery convictions and of course being a child molester (all felonies anyway, I think..)


24 posted on 02/08/2014 4:52:24 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Dear usconservative,

Thank you for that very insightfful response.

I agree.


25 posted on 02/09/2014 4:52:22 AM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: pierrem15
And you might apply for renewal 60 days in advance and wait six months, in which case you hold your guns ‘illegally’for 4 months.

The State of Illinois "lost" my renewal for two years after I'd sent my renewal application in 90 days ahead of time. I cannot tell you how many phone calls it took to the Illinois State Police downstate to straighten the matter out. I literally "got lucky" one day when I called downstate and spoke to a female State Police officer who easily found my "lost" renewal application, confirmed with me over the phone who I was, apologized profusely, and made sure I had my FOID card three days later.

Problem was, it arrived in a non-postmarked (no date) envelope and an FOID card that had been backdated to the original application date, so my FOID is only good for 8 years, not 10.

So the "upside" I guess is they made sure I wasn't a criminal for the two years they dicked me around?

On a side note, this is now why I purchase all my weapons and ammunition out of state in Michigan where we have a summer home and NO FOID required.

The only "downside" is that when I want to purchase a new handgun or rifle, I do it while we're vacationing since Michigan honors Illinois stupid 24 hour wait period for a rifle, and 3 days for a handgun.

Still, the State of IL knows only about TWO of my weapons, purchased here 22 years ago. Everything else they have no clue about. I'll keep it that way too.

26 posted on 02/09/2014 8:11:00 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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