As to the whole "I thought I saw a gun" thing.... no, I don't think it's a good defense. It's an easy excuse to fall back on, but I feel like you should have to be in very clear and present danger before you can just start shooting people.
It's stuff like this that makes me wish that guns weren't so prevalent in our country. If he hadn't have had a gun, he couldn't have shot anyone. If the odds were less likely that the teens had a gun (because guns are everywhere!), he would have been less likely to assume that they had one (IF that part of his story was even true.)
Is it just me or does the Stand Your Ground Law seem like code for the "Indulge Your Fear of Black Males" law?
-Alissa, mom to Tristan (5) and Reid (the baby!)
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Well, he felt that his life was in danger. Of course he can shoot at them. If cops can he can. *rolling eyes*
I do not like the Stand Your Ground Law.
This guy acted like a moron. He confronted them and then felt threatened (um...sensing a pattern here?)
GF should be charged. Even if I thought my husband acted in self defense I wouldn't leave.