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  •  Their mistake was clearly (0+ / 0-)

    that they didn't kill the person.

    •  Their mistake (2+ / 0-)
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      Cream Puff, happymisanthropy

      was putting random others in danger. That's why the police don't fire warning shots, which exist only in Hollywood. The chance of some bystander being hurt is too great.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:29:48 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah but 20 years? (3+ / 0-)
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        happy camper, Ishmaelbychoice, IL clb

        That seems awfully harsh for a crime that doesn't injure anyone.  Do reckless drivers get that much?

        Also, non-warning shots that go through people hearts also puts them in danger.

        First they came for the slippery-slope fallacists, and I said nothing. The End.

        by Cream Puff on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:46:00 AM PDT

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        •  20 years is indeed ridiculous. (2+ / 0-)
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          Cream Puff, happymisanthropy

          Bottom line is her life was NOT in danger. She left the room to retrieve the gun. She had no reason to shoot at anyone, or to fire at random.

          "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

          by happy camper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 08:48:51 AM PDT

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          •  Wait... (1+ / 0-)
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            bobatkinson

            Are you saying a case, where a woman is terrified of persistent domestic abuse, should have thought twice about retrieving a gun to warn the crazy ass off? That's sounds like you're justifying racism and injustice because she "just shouldn't have done it".

            Hmmm.... I suspect troll. The response will, indeed, tell.

            •  No. (1+ / 0-)
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              happymisanthropy

              I'm saying what I have said in several other comments: firing random shots is not a lawful action. I'm telling you what the law says.

              If she had pointed the gun at him and told him to back off, that's defensive gun use, and lawful. Shooting in random directions is not self defense. It's reckless endangerment of others. There was a child in the room too, along with the abusive asshole husband. Suppose her bullet had struck that child?

              This shit is against the law for a very good reason.

              "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

              by happy camper on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:49:21 AM PDT

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              •  Sometimes I just want to give up (2+ / 0-)
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                DarthMeow504, home solar

                and kick every self-satisfied "law quoting" man in the gazoos.

                You obviously know everything about the law, and so do we all. We know that these laws were written by men who obviously know nothing about what happens to the mind and soul of battered women-- and men too-- and nothing about the way battering destroys one's rational thought processes.

                You know that part about "there was a child in the room?"

                What part of that equals "She didn't have to go back?"

          •  Neither was George Zimmerman's (2+ / 0-)
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            happy camper, bobatkinson

            If those jurors had ever watched those ass woopings on World Star Hip Hop, they would know Zimmerman was nowhere near death and almost certainly didn't fear for his life.

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