Today the Chicago and northern Indiana area is mourning the death of Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz, 24, killed in the line of duty last week. The suspect, Michael Hrnciar, was wearing police-style body armor when he ambushed the young officer. Hrnciar was such a gun lover, say police, he actually moved to Indiana from Illinois so he could legally carry a handgun! Yet, he was a “law-abiding citizen” who worked at an Illinois chemical business for ten years without incident and bought the weapon that ended Schultz’ life legally.
Recovered from Hrnciar’s residence were flammable and toxic chemicals from his love of making explosives, say police. It was reminiscent of the apartment of Aurora shooter James Holmes which was filled with homemade napalm, thermite and gasoline. Holmes also bought his guns legally.
Earlier this summer in Chicago, Tony DeFrances also forgot he was a law-abiding citizen. He served as chief technology officer for ArrowStream, in a Chicago Loop high-rise, for decades. But he got mad at the CEO and ceased to be a model employee. Instead, he shot Steven LaVoie in the head and stomach.
Peaceful employees until someone makes them angry–it is another reason to Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen.
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