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Man Shoots Dog, Owner On Golf Course

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by yerscattergun, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. yerscattergun

    yerscattergun

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  2. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    so what we got from that story is that a man shot a stry dog in his yard that was fighting with his dog in his own yard, then was threatened in his own yard by the owner of the "stray dog" who trespassed into his yard and he defended himself from said owner of the "stray" dog.

    you see, the story can be read into however you like.....there isnt enough in the story to say who was the bad guy.
     

  3. yerscattergun

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    Did you see the part that said he shot the guy from 75 feet away?
    Sounds a little beyond self defense range...
     
  4. SheepleNoMore

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    Defended himself while Mr. Smith was 75 feet away.
     
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    jpzaf Confused?

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    wow!


    I think the comments posted about the article are more shocking than the shooting.:shocked:
     
  6. volsbear

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    You only get one mulligan per round. ONE.
     
  7. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    you tell a man to stop on your own property, while he is running at you with a golf club threatening to kill you....when do you shoot?
     
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    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    At a range less than 75 feet apparently.
     
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    It reads like a bad shoot.

    I have never understood bail being an option for a suspect of murder.
     
  10. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    that is a bit conflicting isnt it?
     
  11. StripedSaint

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    You clearly knew you just shot his dog. Maybe stepping inside and calling the police is a better reaction.
     
  12. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    The purpose of bail is to ensure an appearance in Court, not to incapacitate. Right or wrong, that's the system we've got. Bail increases with severity of offense because the stakes get higher as does the inclination to flee.

    Based upon that purpose, it would not make sense to deny bail to someone who has not shown a liklihood to flee.

    Now, I'm all for punitive bail. But that's not the system we've got :tongueout:
     
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    Sure, but the police don't have to put a rush on things when they're coming for a dead body.
     
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    That's a long shot to claim being threatened, 25 yards. It does'nt state anything about the golfer coming at him with a club to cause the guy to shoot him. He was accurate enough to shoot the guy in the chest and kill him, he could'nt put the dog down in 1 shot.

    Really sounds like a bad shoot. I'm with VTbluegrass, I don't understand bail for murder suspects.
     
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    Yet, you just made up the threat from thin air, since there was nothing about running, or a golf club, in the story. Much like the guy will have to make up some claim of justification before he gets convicted.

    From that story, it looks like no justification and an easy conviction for the guy who committed the murder.
     
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    From what we know about this incident. Allegations have been made by a
    couple of posters who have injected their own facts into an article that
    do not exist. I'll stand with Bren in summing this article up as far as we
    now know it.
     
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    Following the leash laws would have prevented this.
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Well... guess that settles the caliber argument... again.


    All over a damn dog too.
     
  19. yerscattergun

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    Exactly...
     
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    Well, at least this isn't another one of those 9mm vs .45 vs .22lr threads...

    And +1 on the "It's usually smartest to go inside after shooting another man's dog"
    As you can see by my avatar, I do not advocate anything but love for dogs. But if some stranger's unleashed dog runs on to my property and I establish that my dog is in real danger, I am flexible.
    There's definately not enough info here, but using a firearm at 75 feet doesn't seem like the wise choice here, trespassing or not. 7.5 feet, maybe.
     
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