Defend Yourself? How DARE You!

I am not at all surprised to hear (via Spoons) that the Wilmette, IL man, Hale DeMar, who shot a home intruder has been charged for violating Wilmette’s “no handgun” ordinance. Also, he let his “Firearm Owner’s ID” expire, so now he faces the possibility of a year in jail and/or a $2500 fine for that violation.

“I regret the intrusion on this family’s privacy,” (Police Chief John) Carpenter said of DeMar. “He strikes us as being a good man with a good heart who did something that apparently came naturally to him. That’s why it’s important the Wilmette police speak out now.”

Right. It’s important to ensure that the rest of the proles understand that this kind of behavior is not acceptable.

I’m with you, Spoons. This shit makes me tired.

UPDATE: There’s a much more detailed story here. (Via Say Uncle.)

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