As reported, a Chicago resident used his handgun to stop a home invader who police say was a gang member with a long arrest record:
Police say that they pulled over Aaron Marshall of Chicago for a traffic violation, at which point he jumped out of his car, dropped the illegal drugs he was carrying, fled to a nearby home, and dove through the house’s front window. The homeowner, who feared for his safety, reportedly grabbed his handgun and fired in self defense, striking Marshall in the chest and saving himself. Marshall, who survived, has reportedly been charged with criminal trespass, drug possession, driving while revoked, and failure to obey a stop sign. According to court records, Marshall’s convictions include aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a drug conviction.
This is the second time in about a week that a Chicago resident has used a handgun in self defense. In both of those cases, the homeowner survived unharmed, after using their gun to successfully stop the home invader – just as happens in every day across the country. Hopefully, the soon to be decided McDonald v. Chicago case will put an end to Chicago’s handgun ban, enabling Chicago’s citizens to defend themselves without having to worry about going to jail for violating a pointless handgun ban.