Comment: I think your connection to the shooter

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I think your connection to the shooter

Is causing you to have an emotional bias regarding this situation.

He shot at a FLEEING vehicle. The way I was raised... that is NOT considered "defense." I'm sure there is more to it than the 15yo's parent is admitting but with the details given I can not with a clear conscience say this was justified. Teenagers make stupid decisions... it doesn't justify shooting at a fleeing vehicle. Maybe I'm missing something. If so please tell me. The decision to take another persons life is not something to take lightly and should be avoided when possible. To me it looks like it was avoidable in this situation.

At what point does it cease being "defense" and start being "vigilantism?"

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie