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Chicago Woman Shoots And Kills Man Who Broke Into Her Home And Began Beating Her

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — A 28-year-old woman is thankful to have survived a home invasion.

After breaking into her home, 30-year-old Reginald Brown started beating the woman, who was able to get her handgun and end the struggle with a single fatal gun shot to the chest.

Police indicated that the woman, who has a valid FOID card, knew the intruder and that the incident was of a domestic nature. They have also said that expect no charges will be filed for what is being deemed a justifiable homicide.

This short story proves, yet again, the importance of maintaining a readily accessible firearm, not only on your person while out in public, but also in the home.

To me, that means not removing my firearm when I enter my home. It means remaining personally armed at all times. Whenever possible, I recommend carrying on the body… in the home and out of the home.

Though some firearms owners are, for various reasons, uncomfortable actually being armed while in their home, I suggest that you will be more likely to react quickly and decisively should you need to, if you are.

If you cannot bring yourself to actually carry in the home, consider placing a firearm in a quick-access safe in your bedroom, living room, and any other area you spend a lot of time.

You won’t regret it if you do. But you might, if you don’t.

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Erin is proud veteran, having served as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army. He manages an ammunition manufacturing facility and is an NRA-certified and Kansas concealed carry instructor. He…

Erin is proud veteran, having served as a Cavalry Scout in the US Army. He manages an ammunition manufacturing facility and is an NRA-certified and Kansas concealed carry instructor. He carries his Glock 43 every day in a custom-made IWB Kydex holster.

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  • Scott Evans

    “Though some firearms owners are, for various reasons, uncomfortable actually being armed while in their home,…” I cannot begin to think of a good reason why they wouldn’t want to be armed while in their home.

  • James Hoppe

    As far as I’m concerned, the ONLY reason to lock your ready firearm in ANY sort of safe is if there are children who have NOT been firearms trained in the household.

    • LibertyOrDeath

      And the only reason you shouldn’t train your child in firearm safety is if they’re too young to comprehend the reality of the conversation.

    • That’s my situation. I’ve got a 3 year old who’s going to be 4, a two year old who’s going to be three soon, and an 8 year old. I can tell you that I walk into a room and they have had even five minutes alone and they have managed like monkeys to get ahold of baby butt paste and smear it all over themselves, dump a box of cherios all over the floor, play in the kitty litter with the cat poop, and wash thier hands in a toilet my 8 year old neglected to flush for the 10th time. And I walk in with them looking like savages with twigs in thier hair. I can tell you this, they are perfectly capable of pushing furniture around and getting into my guns if they were left unsecured. They are not capable of being reasoned with about staying away from them yet.

      So I carry on me even in the house and when I’m not, I’ve got a touch pad safe for two pistols within easy reach I can open even in the dark.

      • James Hoppe

        That’s exactly the situation that WOULD call for a safe. Although by 8 I had learned not to even LOOK like I wanted to touch one of the guns in the house unless dad was there.

  • Chad Russell

    The only time I’m not carrying is when I’m showering, sleeping, or, well, one other thing…

    • LibertyOrDeath

      I’m sure your lady appreciates the “other thing”. :P

  • Codadeo

    I do not need a stinking “FOID”. This right has always existed for everyone, and was declared so by the framers of the Constitution, it never expires. The right to own and bear arms is a God given right, not a right to be given or withheld by the state of Illinois or any other government unless by conviction, by a jury of my peers, proving that I, by my own actions have forfeited that right. Molon Labe.

  • Ron

    Here is a dumb question that I can’t fi d an honest answer to. In ohio can your employer fire you for bringing g your weapon into their parking lot if you lock it in your private vehicle?

    • jb

      T always CARRY.