Monday, November 29, 2010

Chicago - Home Invasion, Gun Misfires

This is an unusual story.

Charles Wilson said he felt the cool barrel of a gun pressed against the back of his head moments after his sister's ex-boyfriend stormed into the family's West Englewood house last week and demanded to see her.

Wilson, 17, said he wasn't scared and expected to be shot by Antonio Smith.

But, when Smith, 29, pulled the trigger, "It just clicked."
It made me wonder how often something like this happens. Criminals probably don't take care of their weapons like the lawful guys do, wouldn't you say?  Their guns must misfire more frequently.

I'll bet these incidents usually go unreported, which would mean there's a lot more gun play out there than is reported in the news. What do you think?

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  1. Had that happen to one of my soldiers at a check point in Iraq. They stop some an insurgent, who rather than surrendering peacefully, pulls out an ancient Makarov and sticks it right in the guy's face. Click! He whips out his M9, and pulls the trigger. Click! Two back to back misfires, so his sergeant shouldered his M4 and drilled the bastard in the chest a couple of times. My soldier later said that that first "click" was the loudest sound he had ever heard in his life!