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Dec 9, 17, 04:10 PM #16
I get it that this guy wasn't trying to harm anyone, but it sounds like he could have certainly killed or wounded someone due to his negligence. Had he killed someone, he would have likely been charged with involuntary manslaughter, even if it happened on his property.Advertisement
Dec 9, 17, 04:29 PM #17
Dec 9, 17, 04:37 PM #18If someone is firing rounds into woods as you have described where others hunt, play, etc. then in my opinion they are guilty of Wanton Endangerment in the 1st Degree and that is a Felony.
Or put another way, just because there isn't a specific law that says someone can't discharge a firearm doesn't give them the legal right to do stupid stuff and when you do stupid stuff with a firearm it is a felony.
If it happens again call the police, tell them this is an ongoing issue, float the Wanton Endangerment 1st statute, send the police to the address in question, and then request the police meet you so that you can discuss the enforcement action they are going to take against the crazy felon that keeps busting caps off his back deck.
Dec 9, 17, 06:22 PM #19
Dec 9, 17, 07:22 PM #20
Moral of the story/thread is that if you don't have enough sense to shoot a gun and not hit someone with stray bullets, then you shouldn't be shooting a gun anyway. I'm not talking about you TAC, just the thread in general.