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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-01-08 04:45 PM
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140. My teenagers would know that breaking into a house is like running into oncoming traffic
Because there's a good chance that the owner will have a gun and will shoot you.

What Horn did was wrong but manslaughter is a far easier sell than murder in this case. If two guys were breaking into my next door neighbor's house I would be scared shitless and might do something in the heat of the moment I wouldn't otherwise do. The phone call isn't good enough evidence for a murder conviction. I do think he should be tried for manslaughter, though.

That said, if they had broken into his house, he would've been well within his legal rights to shoot them without consequences. Which, again, is why breaking into a house is as hazardous and stupid as running into traffic.


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