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  •  Happened to me a half-dozen times, living near (0+ / 0-)

    a university. 1am, 2am, 3am -- kids would stumble into my living room thinking they were home or at a friend's house (if I'd left the door unlocked, which I did if I was still up).

    They'd come in, walk into the middle of the room and say "hello" before figuring out they were in the wrong house. I found it rather amusing.

    Not once, not once did it cross my mind to feel the least bit threatened. Let alone to think of having a gun as protection. Let alone threatening them with the gun. Let alone actually shooting them.

    This irresponsible asshat, Donald West Wilder II, couldn't even tell a drunken 16-yo from a violent burglar, yet feels he is responsible enough to own a gun, and has the authority to kill someone in cold blood? Yes, it requires split-second judgment (body language, verbal cues, etc.); and Wilder obviously failed. How did he know it wasn't his teen daughter's boyfriend sneaking in for a rendezvous? We don't know what was said. But we know that Wilder was wrong and killed an innocent child. I hope he rots in hell.

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