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cassandrasdaddy
November 28, 2012, 06:20 PM
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/jordan-davis-michael-dunn-loud-music-shooting-case-update-dunn-told-police-he-felt-threatened

shooting 8 or 9 times into a car full of teens and drive off? really? its speculative but he was coming back from a wedding. open bar?

and his lawyers statement?
""When all the evidence has been flushed out, I believe that it will be extremely clear that Mr. Dunn acted as any responsible firearm-owner would have under the same circumstances."


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TEAM101
November 28, 2012, 06:28 PM
These threads seem to always get clogged with speculation. I prefer to deal with known facts before passing judgement. Anyone know the facts?

HorseSoldier
November 29, 2012, 01:28 AM
There are some question marks in the story that invite speculation.

However, a pretty solid take away from this situation? If you are involved in a self-defense shooting you need to immediately notify the authorities. Choosing to remain silent until an attorney is present may be the right answer, but leaving the scene and spending the night in a hotel before ambling home the next day isn't.

alsaqr
November 29, 2012, 10:02 AM
""When all the evidence has been flushed out, I believe that it will be extremely clear that Mr. Dunn acted as any responsible firearm-owner would have under the same circumstances."

What a bunch of malarky. "Mr. Dunn" fired into a car full of teenagers, killed one and left the scene of the shooting. It would have taken a maximum of five minutes to fuel the car and leave the loud music behind. "Mr. Dunn" will have decades to reflect on his actions.

Nickel Plated
November 29, 2012, 06:48 PM
"When all the evidence has been flushed out, I believe that it will be extremely clear that Mr. Dunn acted as any responsible firearm-owner would have under the same circumstances."

He is a defense lawyer. He is required by law to protect his client's interests.
He can't very well say "Yes I agree my client acted like an idiot and should be sent to jail."

Just trying to play lawyer's advocate here.

Tommygunn
November 29, 2012, 07:24 PM
Just trying to play lawyer's advocate here.

You'll be on better grounds with God if you played the devil's advocate .....:neener::evil:;)

JohnF Boulder Co
November 30, 2012, 11:03 AM
OK, we don't want to build hypothetical ideas onto this case, but how about the general situation?

Is it generally agreed, that if you fire shots, you should call your lawyer and police immediately?
How about as in this kind of situation (with possibly multiple opponents) moving far enough away to be safe? If he was in a lighted and populated area -under video cameras at the gas station- sitting tight would seem to be best.
Assuming that he felt genuinely threatened enough to shoot, was going on his way because he didn't think he'd hurt anyone at all reasonable? It would seem that explaining why you fired some rounds off in a populated area, would come to mind as something you'd need to do.

You'd think that being threatened by a car full of young guys with a shotgun, you'd call it in as a crime -especially if you pulled your gun in defense -doubly so if you actually fired shots!

His lawyer said he went home rather than calling police or turning himself in in a different town than his home. Is this silly? It would seem that calling your lawyer, and doing what they say is best. Would a lawyer tell you to go home and wait for them to track you down?

CoRoMo
November 30, 2012, 11:11 AM
Already under discussion here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=687136

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