Re: GUNS: Shooting of Japanese student did happen

Harvey Newstrom (
Tue, 8 Jun 1999 16:35:26 -0400

I think the key to this case is that the student could not see the gun. As I recall, the homeowner did not answer the door or show the gun. He yelled though the door over the storm that he had a gun and the person should leave or be shot. Since the student did not leave, the man shot him. The key to the case was whether the student could hear the warning and understand the warning. There was no visual clue to the student that he was in danger or was being asked to leave.

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