Originally Posted by lukeg1589
im in chicago, river forest to be exact. i shoot my bb guns/pb guns allll the time, i looked at the laws for my town and it says as long as im not shooting over public places or carrying the discharged airgun in public places, im ok.
i was referring to getting arrested for owning a gun and protecting your home part. correct me if im wrong, but in illinois i believe that you are liable for damages to a criminal in your home. also we have a kind of "escalation of force" law, which says that you cannot respond to a criminal with more force than he has applied to you. this said, you technically cannot shoot at him unless he is shooting, has shot at, or is threatening to shoot you. also, threatening a burglar or criminal in your house with a gun is assault, so by that logic, saying "get out or ill shoot" while racking your shotgun is illegal. this is rediculous. the same goes with knives on the escalation of force thing.
i was at a local gun shop and a guy was telling me about a man who has to pay out to a burglar who he shot and crippled because the burglar can no longer "ply his trade (burglary)." IMO this is bull.
i live north of chicago and i discharge my paintball marker all the time, the rules are the same by me.