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Response to GreenStormCloud (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2012, 02:27 PM

3. Bingo. Warning shots are negligent.

Last edited Tue May 15, 2012, 07:40 PM - Edit history (1)

Don't even draw the gun if you don't believe the peril is serious enough that you are in immediate, serious danger of being maimed or killed. Firing a "warning shot" means that you are using deadly force when you don't believe deadly force is really necessary to end the threat.

I can imagine the conversation...

Detective: So, that's when you drew your gun?
Homeowner: That's right, that's when I fired a warning shot.
Detective: Why didn't you shoot him?
Homeowner: I didn't want to hurt him, I just wanted to scare him away.
Detective: So he was not a threat when you drew your gun?
Homeowner: Of course he was, I just don't want to shoot anybody.
Detective: Then why did you pull out a gun in the first place?

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GreenStormCloud May 2012 OP
Kalidurga May 2012 #1
rfranklin May 2012 #2
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GreenStormCloud May 2012 #9
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GreenStormCloud May 2012 #12
Glaug-Eldare May 2012 #13
AtheistCrusader May 2012 #17
Union Scribe May 2012 #15
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ProgressiveProfessor May 2012 #6
LineReply Bingo. Warning shots are negligent.
Glaug-Eldare May 2012 #3
SoutherDem May 2012 #4
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