Sunday, March 09, 2008

Restraining Order Fails to Stop Murder/Suicide

Daily Herald | Former boyfriend kills real estate agent in murder-suicide Another victim of the "How dare you live without me" attitude.
Bischof had an order of protection against Giroux, according to a media report. Arlington Heights and Elmhurst police declined to comment.
Illinois doesn't allow any of its citizens the means to defend themselves. He was armed (they were both shot) but she was a law-abiding citizen, and so was unarmed.

Now if she had been armed, there is no guarantee that it would have saved her. There are no guarantees in this life. Relying on a court order (just a piece of paper) and the police, however, left her dead. Even the best police force cannot be all places at all times. In those seconds when danger strikes you are on your own. If you are in Illinois, you are also disarmed.

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