Illinois (The Gaslamp Post) – Part of being a responsible gun owner is knowing when NOT to pull the trigger. Case in point…
Police say a dispute between neighbors over some late night engine revving, led to one man firing off a shotgun. Deputies responding to a disturbance call a little after 2:00 am, Sunday, received a second call from someone who said that they were inside of that car which was believed to have been revving.
That second call was to report shots fired.
Two men were observed by authorities, arguing in a yard upon their arrival. They also noticed 4 spent shotgun shells on the ground. One of the men had noticeable red welts on his body, presumed by deputies to have been from shotgun pellets. Siding of a nearby house was also damaged by a gunshot.
Michael Burley, 42, of Spring Grove, told police that he had only fired two shots into the air. Burley was taken into custody and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, criminal damage to property, and possession of ammunition and a firearm without a Firearms Owners Identification Card.
In Illinois, the law states that one must have a special ID card in order to possess a firearm. They do this to keep guns out of the hands of people who would do something like this. Seems to be working, huh?