Are we seeing a pattern here?
For the second time in a week, a Chicagoan uses a banned handgun to shoot a home invader.
We're seeing that the word is getting out among people who live in Chicago that there's a law that applies here that, in effect, says, "If you have a gun inside your home and you use it in self-defense against someone who breaks into your home, you're not going to be charged with any city law that says you may not have a firearm in your home."
(720 ILCS 5/24-10)
Sec. 24-10. Municipal ordinance regulating firearms; affirmative defense to a violation. It is an affirmative defense to a violation of a municipal ordinance that prohibits, regulates, or restricts the private ownership of firearms if the individual who is charged with the violation used the firearm in an act of self-defense or defense of another as defined in Sections 7-1 and 7-2 of this Code when on his or her land or in his or her abode or fixed place of business.
(Source: P.A. 93-1048, eff. 11-16-04.)
Posted by: AMB at June 3, 2010 05:23 PM
Oh, horrifying! Another associate of Mayor Daley has been injured by an eeevil gun. We've got to make Chicago safe...for the criminals.
Posted by: Jerry in Detroit at June 4, 2010 07:48 AM
Ok, so there are no charges at this time. But I bet the handguns have been taken as evidence so now what do they do for defense? Smuggle another one into the city to defend against retaliation from the gang?
Posted by: liberty supporter at June 6, 2010 05:55 AM