IL: Homeowner shoots intruder; surge in FOID holders in Chicago

Source: CBS 2 Chicago

“Chicago Police late Tuesday were investigating a home invasion turned violent the day before in Belmont Cragin. Holes in the door frame of a house in the 2100 block of North Meade Avenue show where at least one bullet hit Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, as CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, police said the homeowner who pulled the trigger was well within his rights. The man who shot the intruder has a valid Firearm Owners Identification card and Concealed Carry license, police said. CCL instructors said the surge in residents wanting to have and use a gun legally [sic] has continued well after the height of COVID-19. … The resident, a licensed FOID and CCL holder, shot the intruder twice in the chest. The suspect was taken to the hospital in serious condition, and charges were still pending late Tuesday.” [editor’s note: He would have been “well within his rights” WITHOUT those government permission slips, too – TLK] (09/05/23)