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And it's 'jibe', not 'jive'.
originally posted by: WanDash
a reply to: vonclod
At what point were they no longer a threat?
When he (Greer) had a gun?
The police say Adams had taken a gun from Greer's safe... ... ... ...
originally posted by: NoRulesAllowed
This is really tricky.
Don't forget that for him, the two were "getting away", in his rationale (or lack thereof in an extreme situation) he could not allow them to "get away", ESPECIALLY since he already suspected the two being responsible for a series of burglaries in the past.
originally posted by: projectvxn
As someone trained to deal with tactical situations I can only agree with the rest of the posters who say he committed murder.
Once they run, the attack is over. Even in Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine states this is murder.
I am a firm believer of tactical firearms education. People who own firearms for self protection must understand tactical situations, and most importantly, tactical patience.
This man had neither.
while stealing is wrong, they were not stealing food to survive nor were they doing so for shelter, if they had been they would not have been the aggressors.
But here again, the question still should be asked, if there was no gun involved, would this had been even worth talking about, would it had been such a controversy?
a reply to: Sremmos80
Or they could be stealing stuff to sell to get food and shelter, again you are assuming you know everything about them and their intentions..
on top of that the gentleman posed no threat to either of them so why choose that path when there was absolutely no reason to do so.