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Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen–Legal Gun Owner Fires at Chicago Commuter Train

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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The call came in just before noon last Thursday. A man with an assault rifle was firing at a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line train at the busy downtown station of LaSalle Street and Congress Parkway. The suspect had 60 rounds of ammunition. Chicago police arrested Lorenzo Jones, 25, preventing what might have been Chicago’s own Long Island Rail Road Massacre in which 6 were killed and 19 wounded in 1993. Jones, they said, had an extensive arrest record but also a valid Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID) making him “eligible to possess and acquire firearms and firearm ammunition.” Whether Jones was issued a FOID card despite his arrest record or authorities fail to revoke his FOID card as his arrests piled up, he was a “law-abiding citizen” in the eyes of the law!

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Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen–UPS Worker Kills Supervisors

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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Yesterday, a recently fired UPS worker shot to death two former supervisors in Birmingham. Police say the shooter, who also took his own life, was a 45-year-old father from the Argo area. In July, in downtown Chicago, another fired worker got even with management. Tony DeFrances, chief technology officer for ArrowStream, shot CEO Steven LaVoie in the head and stomach. The NRA thinks people have the “right” to bring guns to work. Why does management feel otherwise?

Law-abiding employees…until they get fired–it is another reason to Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen.

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Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen–Model Employees Kill

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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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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Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen–Carriers Attempting to Board Airplanes

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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It has happened twice this month at Chicago’s Midway Airport. Carriers sought to board aircrafts with their loaded lethal weapons. On August 8, John Hart of Aurora, IL allegedly tried to board a flight to Birmingham with a Lorcin Arms .380 caliber pistol and six live rounds in his carry-on bag. Hart told investigators he “forgot” about the pistol. This week, Kevin Champion of Georgia allegedly tried to board a plane with a loaded 9 mm Desert Eagle pistol. He was arrested for a misdemeanor and released on his own recognizance. What?

Carriers attempting to bring lethal weapons onto planes and getting a slap on the wrist. It is another reason to Beware the Law-abiding Citizen.

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Beware The Law-Abiding Citizen–Armed Road Ragers

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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Christopher Robert Showen is probably a really nice guy and a law-abiding citizen. But law enforcement took the 34-year-old resident of Whitefish, Montana into custody this week after he allegedly leaned out of his vehicle and began firing a handgun at a couple on a motorcycle who made him angry.

In Orlando, Paul Christian Young was allegedly enraged after having to swerve his vehicle to avoid crashing into a pickup. When Young later saw the pickup, he grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun out of his trunk to get even and shot into the passenger side, say authorities.

Angry while driving and armed? It is another reason to Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen.

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Beware the Law-abiding Citizen–Texas Road Ragers

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Beware the Law-abiding Citizen–Dennis R. Marx

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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Gun trader Dennis Marx attacked the Cumming, Georgia county courthouse last week with an assault rifle, two handguns and a large supply of ammunition. He died in the attack. A former Transportation Security Administration employee, Marx believed a 2011 raid on his home “violated his constitutional rights” and was just going to get even! Marx was a self-described “Glock armorer” who took part in gun shows across the South.

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Beware the Law-Abiding Citizen–"Carrier" Brings Handguns to Boston University Commencement

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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Legal “carrier” Andrea Massa, 28, allegedly brought two handguns to Boston University’s commencement where 20,000 were gathered. Authorities charged him with carrying a dangerous weapon on school grounds, disturbing a school assembly, disturbing a public assembly and violation of firearms license restriction. But he did not mean to threaten the assembled graduates, their families and the high profile speakers, explained his wife, Sally Jenkins. “He was just exercising his right to have them.”

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