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.
This story cannot be real. It must be a fake. It must be some sort of NRA-inspired propaganda being spit out by the hopelessly radical right-wing Fox News.
I mean, heck, handguns are banned in Chicago. And yet this story says that not only did the criminal invading this elderly couple’s home have one, but the homeowner did as well. Impossible. Fox really needs to check its sources on this one.
And what of this next part?
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.”
Brodsky must be an NRA plant. From Kentucky or Alabama or Texas or somewhere. Once again, those right-wing nutjobs over at Fox News absolutely must have gotten things wrong, because they claim to have found an attorney in Chicago who feels that self-defense is a duty?
Everybody knows that self-defense is only acceptable if someone’s hands are wrapped around your neck, squeezing the life out of you — and even then, only proportionally appropriate force is acceptable. Gosh, we all know that. And yet this elderly veteran shot and killed a misunderstood young man who must have mistaken his home for a library or something. Terrible. Fox News should get its facts straight.