Re: GUNS: Shooting of Japanese student did happen
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 09:59:23 -0700 (PDT) wrote:
>But my point was, though it was a tragic accident, and yes, LEGAL, because it
>was an accidental shooting, not any sort of intentional murder, the poor boy
>did not know the police term "FREEZE" - which the guy kept yelling, in his

What you originally said was:
>remember the dead
>Japanese tourist who broke down on the highway and walked up to a home to
>call for help, Oops!! -- he thought "Freeze" meant "please" ?)

Which was very different from the truth; I suspect your comment about him not understanding 'Freeze' is equally as incorrect. As far as I'm aware, he continued to advance on someone who was pointing a .44 magnum revolver at him until the guy decided that he must be a lunatic and shot him. Any moderately intelligent person should be able to work out that when you have a huge great gun pointed at you it's a real bad idea to keep moving towards the person who's holding it.