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what in the world are folks thinking?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by cassandrasdaddy, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. cassandrasdaddy

    cassandrasdaddy Senior Member

    Jul 1, 2006

    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."


  2. TEAM101

    TEAM101 New Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    These threads seem to always get clogged with speculation. I prefer to deal with known facts before passing judgement. Anyone know the facts?
  3. HorseSoldier

    HorseSoldier Mentor

    Jul 13, 2006
    Anchorage, AK
    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.
  4. alsaqr

    alsaqr Senior Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    South Western, OK
    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.
  5. Nickel Plated

    Nickel Plated Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    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.
  6. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Senior Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Morgan County, Alabama
    You'll be on better grounds with God if you played the devil's advocate .....:neener::evil:;)
  7. JohnF Boulder Co

    JohnF Boulder Co New Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    Multiple layers of bad judgement compounded here...

    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?
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012
  8. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Mentor

    Sep 21, 2007
    Californicated Colorado
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