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  •  I wonder if her children were in the house. Does (6+ / 0-)

    a parent have to retreat (or be guilty of assault) even if it means leaving the kids with a man who has a history of violence and is talking crazy?  "If I can't have you, nobody can."  

    I agree too that the sentence is over the top.  It makes me feel sick.  Mandatory sentencing for use of a firearm in the commission of a felony seems pretty reasonable in the abstract,  but damn, it comes out damned near random in practice, as far as any relationship to justice.

    From what her husband says, it was so obviously a warning shot, not an attempt to do harm.

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    by Fiona West on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 01:48:26 PM PDT

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