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29 January 2004

Associated Press

Arguing that a Wilmette man had a right to shoot an intruder in his home — regardless of a local ban on handguns — a state representative is proposing legislation that would override such bans when guns are used in self-defense. People in Illinois should be able to defend their person and their property, said Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion), who filed the legislation this week. "This affirmative defense would allow them to do that," he said. Bradley said authorities... (

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