‘Guns is not the answer,’ Mayor Daley says after gun saves elderly couple 

In Chicago:

Mayor Richard Daley refused to say today whether an 80-year-old Army veteran who shot and killed an intruder will be charged under the city’s handgun ban…

The homeowner was asleep with his 83-year-old wife and 12-year-old great-grandson when Anthony Nelson — a parolee with a record of drug and gun arrests — tried breaking into their East Garfield Park home, police say.

Nelson died from a gunshot wound to the chest….The homeowner told investigators that Nelson fired twice before he fired back…

The man has been hailed as a hero by his family and neighbors, but Daley cautioned that “guns is not the answer to the problems that we see in a home, in the streets of America. It’s as simple as that.”

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