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2013-03-18 09:41:57 AM
Since this is FARK I'm sure there will be plenty of argument over this situation but there really shouldn't be. Homeowner did what most reasonable people would do faced with similar circumstances in this day and age. I'm sure he will have many sleepless nights headed his way over the fact that he killed a kid but the kid left him little choice.
 
2013-03-18 09:49:10 AM
As a gun owner with a family, I can't fault the guy for shooting the kid.  Would I have done it differently?  Yea.  I've been to college, and on more than one occasion had a random drunk person wander into my apartment.  All of them were nice enough people, just too drunk to find their own house.

Sucks for the kid and his family, but the guy who shot him was reacting to a perceived threat in a manner he saw as necessary.  It would be interesting to know if he and this kid had any kind of history, though, which may have swayed his decision.
 
2013-03-18 09:52:59 AM
Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.
 
2013-03-18 10:07:12 AM
Who DOES into the right house when drunk?
 
2013-03-18 10:19:46 AM

H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.


I think the guy overreacted, which is something you shouldn't do if you have a gun. Simply turning on a light and asking what are you doing in my house would've adverted this tragedy. But the fact is that someone he didn't know broke into his house at 2:30 in the morning and he did what he thought was necessary to protect his family.

Along with the Steubenville rape case, this should be a wake-up call to parents who need to have frank discussions with their teenage kids about alcohol.
 
2013-03-18 10:29:17 AM
I once entered the wrong house after I passed out in the right house.

I went to sleep at a friend's apartment (row house style) after a long night at the bars, passed out, then woke up in a totally unknown apartment. I had no pants on, and no shoes, it was pitch black too. I was able to rummage around and stumble upon some pictures of people who I definitely did not know. That's  when I panicked. I was able to locate my shorts and shoes on the bathroom floor then found the door. When I got outside I realized I was in the next door neighbors apartment. Glad it was an apartment of girls, not some bros or i probably would have been taken advantage of. Also, glad it wasn't some trigger happy old guy.

I feel pretty lucky to escape without anyone knowing. Also feel pretty dumb for even doing that.

/CSB
 
2013-03-18 10:36:42 AM

H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.


Because when somebody breaks into your house at 2:30 in the morning, it is your responsibility to make sure they aren't just there to borrow some sugar, right?
 
2013-03-18 10:45:12 AM
Go back to your home timeline, Marty McFly; you're drunk.
 
2013-03-18 10:46:18 AM

Thoguh: H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.

Because when somebody breaks into your house at 2:30 in the morning, it is your responsibility to make sure they aren't just there to borrow some sugar, right?


Well, yes.
 
2013-03-18 10:52:04 AM

killershark: H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.

I think the guy overreacted, which is something you shouldn't do if you have a gun. Simply turning on a light and asking what are you doing in my house would've adverted this tragedy. But the fact is that someone he didn't know broke into his house at 2:30 in the morning and he did what he thought was necessary to protect his family.

Along with the Steubenville rape case, this should be a wake-up call to parents who need to have frank discussions with their teenage kids about alcohol.


If someone enters a house at 2:30 in the morning that doesn't belong to them...eff that, interview is over.  If it were an intruder with bad intentions, the intruder could have already had his gun drawn and waiting for someone who wasn't as ready.  Someone who would be stupid enough to ask questions first.
 
2013-03-18 10:58:18 AM

Thoguh: H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.

Because when somebody breaks into your house at 2:30 in the morning, it is your responsibility to make sure they aren't just there to borrow some sugar, right?


Only if you aren't a trigger happy sociopath.
It was not the right thing of him to do. Even if he felt he had to shoot he could have aimed for a leg.
A complete and utter waste of three lives: The poor drunk kid and his parents. I don't know if I could have ever suffered the murderer of my kid to survive me :/
 
2013-03-18 11:47:59 AM

wickedragon: Thoguh: H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.

Because when somebody breaks into your house at 2:30 in the morning, it is your responsibility to make sure they aren't just there to borrow some sugar, right?

Only if you aren't a trigger happy sociopath.
It was not the right thing of him to do. Even if he felt he had to shoot he could have aimed for a leg.
A complete and utter waste of three lives: The poor drunk kid and his parents. I don't know if I could have ever suffered the murderer of my kid to survive me :/


Then you should shoot yourself for being the failure of a parent that you are. Teach your kids that giving other people the impression that they are potential violent criminals can get them killed and you won't have a problem.

Oh, and that "shoot him in the leg" B.S. just shows that you watch too much TV. As long as we are talking nonsense, I say he should have used a shotgun to blow the kid across the room and out the window.
 
2013-03-18 01:13:21 PM
There's really not enough details to debate this.  We have no idea of what transpired in the house.  The kid could have been aggressive, the guy could be a trigger happy murderer.
 
2013-03-18 02:24:05 PM
Ugh.

I can see this one both ways.  It sounds like Homeowner shot first then asked questions rather than the other way around.

I lost a friend this way back in the late 1970's.  Alcohol fueled stupidity is nothing new.
 
2013-03-18 04:31:36 PM

wickedragon: Thoguh: H31N0US: Yes, completely justified shooting an unarmed drunk kid. Blood cleans up easier than vomit.

Because when somebody breaks into your house at 2:30 in the morning, it is your responsibility to make sure they aren't just there to borrow some sugar, right?

Only if you aren't a trigger happy sociopath.
It was not the right thing of him to do. Even if he felt he had to shoot he could have aimed for a leg.
A complete and utter waste of three lives: The poor drunk kid and his parents. I don't know if I could have ever suffered the murderer of my kid to survive me :/


Remind me to never be in your family and depend on you for my security.  Thanks!
 
2013-03-18 04:37:42 PM
This is all over the local news.
http://www.nbcwashington.com/
 
2013-03-18 06:11:08 PM

IRQ12: There's really not enough details to debate this.  We have no idea of what transpired in the house.  The kid could have been aggressive, the guy could be a trigger happy murderer.


One thing we do know is the kid's parents were too stupid to teach him how to drink responsibly.  This was a tragedy, but it was a preventable one.
 
2013-03-18 06:13:39 PM
zero tolerance
 
2013-03-18 08:09:14 PM
This is why I painted my house bright pink with purple trim.
 
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