The "Good Guy with a gun" myth

Steam Flyer

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It's an accident. No crime was committed.

Luckily civil law recognises negligence and stupidity.

An accident that causes a fatality may or may not be a crime. Shooting a gun in a manner that kills another person, when the person killed was in no way committing any kind of illegal act, is in fact a crime. Shucks, prosecutors have put away shooters who plugged armed robbers when they were running away. An innocent drive-by?

You're not allowed to kill people and just say "oops, my bad."
 
Damn good shooting.

This guy? Not so much...


Texas grand jury declines to indict man accused of killing 9-year-old girl while shooting at armed robber.

The killing happened February 14 at about 9:30 p.m. when Tony Earls and his wife drove to a drive-thru ATM to deposit some cash and a check, according to the district attorney’s office. A man then ran up and put a gun in the wife’s face and demanded their money, car keys and her wallet, the prosecutor’s office said.

The couple initially complied with the robber, handing over the check, cash and wallet, before the robber started to run away, the office said. Earls, who stepped out of the vehicle, said he heard gunshots and believed he was being shot at, so he shot at the robber, the office said.

However, he ended up striking a truck that happened to be driving by at the same time, killing 9-year-old Arlene Alvarez in the backseat, the district attorney’s office said.
Fuck America's 2nd amendment...

Fuck America's gun culture..
 

Marty Gingras

Mid-range Anarchist
"The couple initially complied with the robber, handing over the check, cash and wallet, before the robber started to run away, the office said. Earls, who stepped out of the vehicle, said he heard gunshots and believed he was being shot at, so he shot at the robber, the office said."

"I got skeered so as I shot at 'im," said the robbery victim's husband, "He was running away, so it was tough shot and he got clean away. Too bad about the Mexican girl I killed."
 

Ease the sheet.

ignoring stupid people is easy
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An accident that causes a fatality may or may not be a crime. Shooting a gun in a manner that kills another person, when the person killed was in no way committing any kind of illegal act, is in fact a crime. Shucks, prosecutors have put away shooters who plugged armed robbers when they were running away. An innocent drive-by?

You're not allowed to kill people and just say "oops, my bad."
Texas takes your common sense approach and laughs.

And laughs.


And laughs.
 

fishingbobber

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An accident that causes a fatality may or may not be a crime. Shooting a gun in a manner that kills another person, when the person killed was in no way committing any kind of illegal act, is in fact a crime. Shucks, prosecutors have put away shooters who plugged armed robbers when they were running away. An innocent drive-by?

You're not allowed to kill people and just say "oops, my bad." Maybe you should have made the presentation to the grand jury instead of the DA, who I am sure did his best to get a true bill , actually having went to law school. I hope they prevail in civil court.
 
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"The girl’s parents, Armando and Gwen Alvarez, told CNN affiliate KHOU in February that the family was driving to a Houston restaurant for Valentine’s Day dinner when Arlene was shot in the head."
 

jzk

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An accident that causes a fatality may or may not be a crime. Shooting a gun in a manner that kills another person, when the person killed was in no way committing any kind of illegal act, is in fact a crime. Shucks, prosecutors have put away shooters who plugged armed robbers when they were running away. An innocent drive-by?

You're not allowed to kill people and just say "oops, my bad."
Like Alec Baldwin?
 

Bus Driver

Bacon Quality Control Specialist
Like Alec Baldwin?
Yeah. I can see why you want to draw an equivalence between these two scenarios.

In one case, we have an actor, using what he thought was a prop gun, to film a scene in a movie.

In the other case, we have a man who fired a gun with the intent to kill* a human being - but mistakenly killed a different one.





*Please don't embarrass yourself with some bullshit about him trying to wound his target.
 

fishingbobber

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Well, that's the way it is in Rittenhouse's America. You not only have the right to shoot at robbers... or guys that you think are robbers... if you just happen to blow away an unlucky 9 year old girl who just happened to be riding by, no harm no foul, right?

What, you want to live in a place where good guys with guns can't ply their trade??
I think in Rittenhouse America if you are being chased down by an armed crowd of arsonists and assaulted you can defend yourself....

a little different than what you are saying.
 

bridhb

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Yeah. I can see why you want to draw an equivalence between these two scenarios.

In one case, we have an actor, using what he thought was a prop gun, to film a scene in a movie.

In the other case, we have a man who fired a gun with the intent to kill* a human being - but mistakenly killed a different one.





*Please don't embarrass yourself with some bullshit about him trying to wound his target.
Shooting at a criminal that was running away and no longer posed an immediate threat. But, I guess you can get away with it.
 




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