HPD Chief Acevedo supports gun control. Well, he supports it for We The People but not for his guys. We all know were that leads. That means I would be justified killing to prevent him "becoming a continuing threat to the community."Paladin wrote:The LTC's witnessed a murder. They were attempting to prevent the murderer who ran down an innocent woman from driving himself and his murder weapon away from the scene and becoming a continuing threat to the community. The reason courts lock murderer's up in prison and bar them from owning firearms are the same. There is nothing hypothetical in that.J.R.@A&M wrote:In hindsight I absolutely agree. But unless you are Tom Cruise in Minority Report and the precog's tell you that the fella is going to commit murder, it strikes me as too hypothetical to legally exercise deadly force here in the present.Paladin wrote:It is very true that any LTC shooting at a fleeing car even in these circumstances is taking liability upon themselves if stray rounds hit the wrong people or damage property. Fortunately the LTC's in this case had the appropriate skills.Abraham wrote:LTC's are not LEO's.
Highly dependent upon circumstances before we step in slinging bullets.
Shooting at a fleeing car?
Do you know for certain where your misses are going to end?
It is also a bad idea to let a murderer get away to hurt or kill someone else. I can assure you that if the murderer got away, and later killed one of your loved ones, your opinion would be different.
Good to know.