Flutterby™! : Seems like we need more don't aim

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

Seems like we need more don't aim

2013-04-02 18:16:54.307262+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Seems like we need more "don't aim unless you intend to kill" education, eh NRA?

[ related topics: Photography Education ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-04 12:29:06.076497+00 by: meuon


Seems to be the whole story. The girls were unharmed and were arrested.

Shooting at the fleeing car, if he were not in the way, would be wrong as he was not in danger. Was he in danger of his life? Questionable. At the time, he felt he was. A vehicle is an effective weapon and tensions were high on both sides.

My only comment: "Honda's are small game, a Buick 442 is harder to stop, more inertia.."

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-02 22:11:10.570999+00 by: Dan Lyke

Actually, no, according to the article he disabled the car by damaging "... the power steering, the alternator and the exhaust manifold."

I'm not sure that necessarily excuses discharging the firearm in this instance, but the Sheriff didn't think it was a chargeable offense.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-02 19:42:28.27569+00 by: mkelley

A lot of folks believe if you keep saying a phrase over and over, that makes it true. The article handled this by repeating the phrase, "disabling the car". He kinda did....by shooing the person pressing the gas.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-02 19:21:02.315132+00 by: Larry Burton

What he did was still stupid. You don't fire to disable the car, you fire to protect your life. If he actually thought the woman was going to hit him he should have been firing through the windshield at her, or better yet, diving to the side to avoid being hit by her and forget about shooting.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-02 19:08:58.779356+00 by: Dan Lyke

And that's a different story than the one described by the headline and lede...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-04-02 18:31:41.259561+00 by: Larry Burton

for what it's worth it looks like he killed the car.