The main problem I have is that this guy simply drove away after shooting at the other vehicle. Even if the shooting was somehow "justifiable" he should have stuck around. If he really did see a shotgun, he could have stayed to ensure that the shotgun didn't mysteriously "disappear" before the police arrived. I doubt there really was a shotgun, though.
The facts, as I currently understand them, in no way support SYG. The guy initiated the confrontation, started shooting, then fled. That's simply unacceptable.
Is it a fact that the deceased and the others in the deceased’s company were, in fact, violent gang members?
Is it a fact that the deceased was, in fact, under the influence of dangerous drugs like PCP?
Is it a fact that the deceased posted violent, angry innuendo and threats on his Facebook page or Twitter account?
Is it a fact that the deceased was, in fact, attempting to carjack Mr. Dunn?
You really don’t know any of the facts, isn’t that so?
So why are you blindly following the bitter, racist talking points provided by a leftwing hate site like “thinkprogress.org”?
Is that what your incompetent homeboy, Barry Obama, has, in fact, trained you to do?
One thing that is bothersome about this is that his lawyer stated that his firearm was in his glove box without a round in the chamber. If he was threatened with a weapon (or even without) the time it takes to get that weapon out of the the glove box, chambered, and on target is huge considering he could have just driven away. His best chance in the face of a shotgun would to have been a target moving away, not a stationary target trying to get a weapon ready.
Both this guy and Zimmerman are idiots by their own admission. This guy could have avoided a deadly confrontation by not getting involved or just leaving. Zimmerman initiated contact with an individual he supposedly felt was dangerous when he could have remained in his vehicle. Regardless of whether their actions are considered criminal or not, they were stupid. Hubris and pride are dangerous and I don't consider people that take risks because they are armed to be responsible firearm owners.
The best gunfight to survive is the one you avoid.
Depending on what numbers you look at, shots fired by police officers at less than three yards tend to average at about half to two thirds of rounds missing. Trying to fire from a vehicle driver side on a perpendicular target is unnatural, and if you're all jacked up on adrenaline it definitely affects your ability to accurately place rounds. Also, rounds passing through a car window or body won't pass straight through and track off.
OP next time lets include the part where the guy was arrested and charged maybe
he was arrested on a Duval County warrant on charges of murder and attempted murder.Apparently his tag number did him in. Seems like law enforcement turned this one around pretty quickly.Police arrested him the next day in Brevard County, which is about 170 miles away from Jacksonville.
Sounds like his attorney is going to argue self-defense. Might work. Might not. In the end, it's his choice. We are still allowed to do that in this country regardless of the race of the victim.
PSA: girls, you ever find yourself in this position, where you are buying wine in a convenience store while your lardass boyfriend waits in the car--time for a serious reassessment of yr life plan!
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