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80-year-old Homeowner Arrested After Shooting Burglar
Fox News ^ | March 28, 2012 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 03/29/2012 12:23:01 AM PDT by Brown Deer

An 80-year-old Army veteran was arrested after he shot a burglar who had broken into his Chicago-area home.

Police have charged Homer Wright with one felony count of unlawful gun use. They charged the man who broke into Wright’s home, 19-year-old Anthony Robinson with felony burglary.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; obama

1 posted on 03/29/2012 12:23:05 AM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer

I saw this story last night on FR. I think Homer Wright needs a defense fund.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 12:27:07 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Brown Deer

Shot an intruder in his home. Sounds like a proper gun use to me. Let me on that jury.


3 posted on 03/29/2012 12:33:05 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: beaversmom

I think Homer Wright needs a deadlier gun and a wiped-off knife to place in the perp’s dead hand.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 12:33:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Brown Deer

Another leftwing run city where self-defense is a crime.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 12:35:05 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Anyone who would willingly live in the cesspool called “Chicago” is a clueless idiot.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 12:41:59 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Brown Deer

It’s now unlawful use of a gun to fire it in your home at an intruder? They even charged the intruder for burglary.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 12:42:54 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: beaversmom

I’d like to know if he voted for Obama. If he did, he can stand with his own.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 12:49:05 AM PDT by trailboss800
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To: trailboss800
I'd like to know if 0bama is going to come to his defense.
Isn't Homer black enough to look like 0bama's father?
9 posted on 03/29/2012 12:51:16 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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>> Police have charged Homer Wright with one felony count of unlawful gun use.

Sounds like lawful gun use to me.

Go to Hell you #ing Libs that would rather see good people die at the hands of predators.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 12:52:18 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Brown Deer

Shot him in his house? Chicago is not an American city. In Texas the guy would get a medal and a fruit basket.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 12:58:37 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: beaversmom

Such BS... they are condoning crime now.


12 posted on 03/29/2012 1:21:37 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: BigCinBigD

In Texas the guy would get a medal and a fruit basket.”

And an offer of free transportation to the gun range for more target practice.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 1:52:07 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Brown Deer
I feel sorry for the guy, but no one has to stay in a cesspool like Chicago.

He really should of thought ahead, while he was voting for all those damned liberal democrats.

14 posted on 03/29/2012 1:58:43 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Brown Deer

Sounds like the Homeowner had some firearms violations himself and may have been a prohibited person himself.

That being said, I expect a jury to toss this, or the prosecutor before hand. It’s untriable. This guy is eighty for Petes sake.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 1:59:45 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBBP Mob Justice!)
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To: Brown Deer
Since when can't a Brother gun down another Brother? It's practically a parlor game in da ghet-tow, for Pete's sake! And who is Whitey Cracker to be telling a Black Man what he can and caint do, anyway? That's practically racist.

It's like The Man telling women that they can't have their precious babies slaughtered and sucked out of their uterus if they feel like it. Telling a Woman what she can and cannot do with her own body! Where will it end?!

I swear, the whole damn world has gone nutso when we start giving that kind of overreaching tyrannical power to The Man, Whitey Cracker... who is most likely a racist anyway.

8^D

16 posted on 03/29/2012 2:37:20 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Ich bein eine Breitbart")
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To: lowbridge

your home is your castle....


17 posted on 03/29/2012 2:49:41 AM PDT by cherry
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To: antceecee

The home owner was forcefully interfering with government sanctioned redistribution of wealth therefore the home owner is guilty - in Chicago such action might even rise to a hate crime.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 2:55:18 AM PDT by monocle
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To: BigCinBigD
In Texas the guy would get a medal and a fruit basket.

In Texas the guy would get scolded for letting the perp live.........

8:}

19 posted on 03/29/2012 3:20:17 AM PDT by AwesomePossum (I have never looked this forward to a November II........)
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To: Brown Deer

Looks like his crime was possessing a gun after he had been convicted of crimes involving guns twice in the past. So the issue is the lifetime ban, not the use of the gun.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 4:22:06 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cherry
your home is your castle....

Not in Chicagoland

21 posted on 03/29/2012 4:49:16 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Persae Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Brown Deer

This is a case of Chicago pols extending a professional courtesy.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 4:51:41 AM PDT by Hans
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To: trailboss800

I got $50 that says he DID, and supports everything the petulant marxist muslim man child does.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 5:17:19 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: trailboss800

There’s a 95% chance he did.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: cherry

Not if you are a felon. Because that whole shall not infringe thing means nothing.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 5:38:46 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Brown Deer

The law is an ass, as Mr. Bumble said. It is time for people to demand that one’s home is sacred and that anybody, breaking in should be shot or stopped with deadly force no matter what the reason. This is absurd. Libs have ruined freedom and protection for the victims and given the bums more rights. And oh yes, this was another black punk. Invading an 80 yr. old black hero.Where is the ACLU for the man . I am sick of the criminal class, which nowadays is far more minority than anybody else being protected by PC rules. I want to see conserv lawyers, law groups demanding changes in these so called deadly force cases. The burder should be on the perp not the victim.In fact, I hope every burglar , every home invader is killed period.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 12:15:08 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Brown Deer

The law is an ass, as Mr. Bumble said. It is time for people to demand that one’s home is sacred and that anybody, breaking in should be shot or stopped with deadly force no matter what the reason. This is absurd. Libs have ruined freedom and protection for the victims and given the bums more rights. And oh yes, this was another black punk. Invading an 80 yr. old black hero.Where is the ACLU for the man . I am sick of the criminal class, which nowadays is far more minority than anybody else being protected by PC rules. I want to see conserv lawyers, law groups demanding changes in these so called deadly force cases. The burder should be on the perp not the victim.In fact, I hope every burglar , every home invader is killed period.


27 posted on 03/29/2012 12:15:20 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: Brown Deer

Mr Wright is correct. But self-defense is still illegal in Chicago.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 12:20:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Blacks who vote support Dems by 95% but most blacks don’t bother to vote. So it is more than likely this guy didn’t vote for Obama. Not saying he wouldn’t, just he didn’t.

Also, since he can’t own a gun, he must be a felon, and felons can’t vote.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 12:46:58 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: lowbridge
Shot an intruder in his home. Sounds like a proper gun use to me. Let me on that jury.

Won't be a jury. The government and their agents will threaten him with 30 years in a government prison, and will convince him to plead guilty to avoid even more punitive punishment, for his own good, or else!

30 posted on 03/29/2012 12:51:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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