Thugs Walk Away from Chicago Home Invasion

If this were to happen in Texas, Louisiana, or other parts of the country, the outcome would have been far different.

In April, three thugs in Chicago’s Irving Park, nonchalantly walked up to the back door of a home, armed with a crow bar and firearms with the intent of kicking in the door and robbing the house.

As they kicked in the door, a man was on the other side to yell at them and “make himself big.”

The thieves slowly gathered their things and walked back down the stairwell to try again another day.

The Chicago home-owner, Robert Mitchell, isn’t a stranger to break-ins and had his home burglarized before.  He now plans to move.

Chicago gun laws are among the strictest in the nation.  To simply keep a gun in your home, you not only have to pass mandated background checks, but also apply for and possess a firearm owner’s identification card (FOID).  If you want to concealed carry, you have to complete a 16-hour training course and pay the $150 application fee.

Robert Mitchell and his friend who was home at the time did not report to the media that they were armed.

Watch the video and judge for yourself.  Would you have opened fire or simply yelled at the thugs if they were kicking in your back door?  If you comment, let us know what state you live in and whether or not they have a Stand Your Ground law on the books.