Posted: 4/30/2012 11:46:46 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by depeche2:
From the little information provided I would think he should be arrested. But why did he have a gun in the first place? Once again, the peril and danger of guns. Makes it so easy to claim self-defense. You exchange words, get into an altercation and you have carte blanche to pull out your "legal" instrument of death.
Once again, this case is about guns, not race. Another death that wouldn't have happened if this person had not been packing.
I'm not saying it was Adkins's fault he got shot, but since when do you bang your fist on a person's hook or shake your fist at them? A total stranger.....you have no idea what that person might be capable of.
I once parked next to a guy on a motorcycle last year....got close to his bike, but never touched it. He got in my face and screamed at me....just for getting someone close to his bike. His girlfriend was walked away she was so embarassed...people on the street couldn't believe it. He was foaming at the mouth.
You know what I did? I kept my mouth shut and apologized. And I was carrying at the time.
RESPONSIBLE gun carrying means you AVOID confrontation at all cost. And even if I'm not carrying, I treat every situation the same way (ie. I assume the other person is).
And yes, every person who shoots someone can claim self defense. But that doesn't mean it was self defense. That's for the facts of the case and the jury to decide.
By the way, who is to say this guy wouldn't have gotten out of the car and stabbed this guy if he had a knife instead of a gun?