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Why I Used A Gun To Defend My Family And Home

Friday, January 23, 2004

Wilmette, Ill., resident Hale DeMar, who shot and wounded a home invader, has been charged with violating a local handgun ban and failing to renew his Illinois Firearm Owner`s Identification card. He writes: "Until you are shocked by a piercing security alarm in the middle of the night and met in your kitchen by a masked invader as your children shudder in their beds, until you confront that very real nightmare, please don`t suggest that some village trustee `knows better` and that he or she can effectively ask the police to protect your family from the miscreants that this society has produced."

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