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Chicago homeowner uses illegal gun to save his family's lives.

Old 05-28-10, 12:34 PM
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Chicago homeowner uses illegal gun to save his family's lives.

I think it's good that the homeowner saved his family's lives.

What do you think?


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May 27, 2010

Wednesday morning at about 5:20 a.m. in Chicago, a fatal shooting occurred that has created, in its aftermath, a public outcry that strongly signals bad times ahead for the gun prohibitionist movement in the United States.

The incident, which cost the life of recidivist felon Anthony Nelson, known in the neighborhood as “Big Ant,” is bringing a tidal wave of public support for the 80-year-old man who shot him with a handgun, which is essentially banned by law in the Windy City.

According to local NBC affiliate WMAQ and the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune, whose reporting teams have been doing excellent detailed coverage of the Wednesday shooting, Nelson has a long criminal record. The older man, a Korean War veteran, was robbed at gunpoint in his house last year of $150 by three thugs. In reaction, he bought a handgun and, according to his son, vowed he would not be a victim again.

Wednesday morning, Nelson tried to break into the old man’s home, and when he could not gain entry, he fired rounds from a handgun through the bedroom window. Inside, the would-be victim and his 83-year-old wife were slumbering, and in the next room was their 12-year-old great-grandson. The older gent grabbed his unregistered handgun – kept in Chicago against the law, now being hysterically defended by anti-gun Mayor Richard Daley – and fired back. Nelson died at the scene.

In the aftermath, gun prohibitionist groups are silent.
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Are you related to wmlopez?
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One time a smoker didn't get lung cancer! Smoking must be great!
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Failed analogy is failed.
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It failed mostly due to how unnecessary it was, or any analogy would be, as grundle's implications are ridiculous enough on their own.
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The old folks were actually confused with memory loss and sleeping in a black professor's home. He returned home from vacation to find them in his house and, seeing they were armed, removed his registered gun and attempted to gain entry into his own home. Police arriving at the scene noted that a black man had been shot while sending a text to the President of the United States that read "Sir, we have a teachable moment here, these crazy *** white folks be in my house please ca-"
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Re: Chicago homeowner uses illegal gun to save his family's lives.

I need to know more about this man's family before I can vote in the poll.
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how are guns illegal there? even in NYC i know people who keep guns
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Failed analogy is failed.
Failed you is failed!!!!
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Failed you is failed!!!!
Oooo, good one.
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Failed you is failed!!!!

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Oooo, good one.
Well, the jerk store called and they're running out of you!
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ben12 is getting upset!
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Your mom's too big to fail.
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You can put your sorries in a sack.
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It's a saying!
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Here I thought grundle's threads would never again be a source of snide entertainment.
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Failed you is failed!!!!
Good one.

Very funny.

You're very funny, Ben12. That's what I always tell people.

Ben12's a funny guy!
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Re: Chicago homeowner uses illegal gun to save his family's lives.

Having a hand gun for protection should not be against the law. Nuff said!


But what the Hell does anyone expect from Illinois.....
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Good one.

Very funny.

You're very funny, Ben12. That's what I always tell people.

Ben12's a funny guy!

You mean; let me understand this cause, ya know, maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but he's funny how? I mean funny like he's a clown, He amuses you? He makes you laugh? He's here to fucking amuse you? What do you mean funny? Funny how? How is he funny?
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A criminal died by the hands of a war hero....I'm cool with that.
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A criminal died by the hands of a war hero....I'm cool with that.
Take your threadcraps someplace where they are on topic.
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You mean; let me understand this cause, ya know, maybe it's me, I'm a little fucked up maybe, but he's funny how? I mean funny like he's a clown, He amuses you? He makes you laugh? He's here to fucking amuse you? What do you mean funny? Funny how? How is he funny?
Ha ha ha! Oh gosh that's funny! That's really funny! Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. You are the weakest link goodbye. You know, I've, I've never heard anyone make that joke before. Hmm. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference, reference that outside the program before. Because that's what she says on the show right? Isn't it? You are the weakest link goodbye. And, and yet you've taken that and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. God what a clever, smart girl you must be, to come up with a joke like that all by yourself. That's so fresh too. Any, any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me too as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity. God you're so funny!

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Ha ha ha! Oh gosh that's funny! That's really funny! Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. You are the weakest link goodbye. You know, I've, I've never heard anyone make that joke before. Hmm. You're the first. I've never heard anyone reference, reference that outside the program before. Because that's what she says on the show right? Isn't it? You are the weakest link goodbye. And, and yet you've taken that and used it out of context to insult me in this everyday situation. God what a clever, smart girl you must be, to come up with a joke like that all by yourself. That's so fresh too. Any, any Titanic jokes you want to throw at me too as long as we're hitting these phenomena at the height of their popularity. God you're so funny!
Superboy is Ben12's sockpuppet?

Might want to contact an admin about those multiple accounts.

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