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210 capacity drum magazine
Nope. Everyone that actually has firearms acumen knows that they jam up on shot #7.
This is going to be interesting.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting at a crash scene of a suspected drunken driver who authorities say plowed into his sons as they helped push their family's broken-down pickup truck along a dark, narrow, rural road.
David Barajas, 31, and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb, were about 50 yards from their Houston-area home when a car crashed into them. David Jr. died at the scene, while Caleb died later at a hospital.
Neighbors said they heard gunshots minutes after the Dec. 7 crash near Alvin, about 30 miles southeast of Houston. Jose Banda, the 20-year-old driver who hit the boys, was later found shot in the head. His death was ruled a homicide.
Brazoria County sheriff's investigator Dominick Sanders said Monday that witnesses told authorities they saw Barajas, right after the crash, walk to his home and then return a few minutes later and approach Banda's vehicle. Evidence showed one shot was fired, he said.
"Every time we would pursue a lead, it always came back to Mr. Barajas," Sanders said. "We have numerous statements placing him there at the car in close proximity to the victim at the time the gunshot was fired."
Terrible tragedy, but I don't think there's any choice there but to charge that person with murder. Maybe you make it a lesser murder like manslaughter in the heat of passion.
I meant interesting before a jury of his peers in Texas.
It sure is. I agree with 99, manslaughter at least. Not to display my racism before the board, but I have to wonder if the slain DWI driver was an illegal. It seems to be a cultural problem, especially in the southwest. I know that at least one poster on this board had a friend killed by a DWI illegal.
I looked up Texas manslaughter laws the other day while watching Season 2 of Friday Night Lights.
How's that for random?
It's manslaughter, because you can argue crime of passion and no premeditation.
2-20 years in Texas, according to the statute!
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Can't you people take the law into your own hands? I mean, we can't be policing the entire city.
the guy would have had a much better case if the gun was on his person or in his truck. walking to his house to retrieve a weapon, then back to the scene to murder the guy shows consciousness of action.
That's what I say! This guy should have had his gun with him and shot out the windshield and blew the guy's head off before the collision, that would be completely legit IMO. But after the fact, that's not gonna get it for me. Crime not prevented, just avenged.
If I'm on the jury I find him not guilty.
This might not make sense, but what you said is actually one of the reasons I support giving drivers-licenses to illegal aliens. I think subconsciously, human beings have a much easier time breaking all laws related to one thing once they break one law related to one thing. (That is why, for example, I think there is merit to the concept of a "gateway drug." Studies often show that once people decide that doing an illegal drug is fine, they are far more likely to do other illegal drugs).
Turning to the concept of driving, I think there is a noticeable impact on human behavior when you make people buy into the system. If you get people licenses, force them to get insurance, etc., I think people become far less likely to violate other laws related to driving.
And on an anecdotal level, I have talked to people for whom this is true. Their thinking, at some base level, is that they are screwed if they get pulled over anyway, so who cares if they get pulled over for drunk driving and then get in trouble or get pulled over without a license and get in trouble. Either way, there is a decent chance that life as they know it is effectively over. That attitude leads to a far greater rate of irresponsible behavior.
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Charges have got to be filed. I don't know how it turns out, but my guess is a hung jury if it actually goes to trial. I know I'd have trouble putting him behind bars for any significant amount of time.
1. Being in the country illegally
2. Driving without a license
3. Driving without insurance
4. Driving while intoxicated (no 'DUI' for these guys, they're usually blotto)
5. Vehicular manslaughter, homicide, etc.
6. Leaving the scene (count on it)
7. Income tax violations ?
These are the some of the crimes that illegals in these cases are usually responsible for.
I don't see where anything we can do for these fucks is going to help them feel like they're part of society, unless the society is some Mad Max-like Thunderdome.
Then you're an idiot. Based on just that clip the guy pretty clearly shot the driver in cold blood. You can argue degrees and emotional duress and whatnot, but if it's as cut and dry the article says he's easily guilty of some form of manslaughter.
And I've actually been hit head on by a drunk illegal alien driving on the wrong side of the road. I was lucky, but if I hadn't been it doesn't give my family the right to put a hit out on the guy.
Seriously "in cold blood?" You think that guy was a calculated killer acting without emotion after watching a drunk driver kill his children?
Justice was served for the driver, vigilante justice but justice nonetheless.
Jury nullification is ignorant.
We live under the rule of law. He's took his own form of justice, but he also has to pay the price for it. If it's manslaughter as doy pointed out above, he probably serves less than a year. But he's still guilty of a crime just like the guy that killed his kids. What happened to him is unimaginably horrible, but it doesn't give him the right to serve as judge, jury, and exectioner.
If you believe that the reality is "The law uber alles," then I suspect that you're missing the reality of the majority of jury trials. Just my own belief, no stats to back it up.
No argument there. Doesn't change my feelings on the issue though.
Magpul, the maker of one of the most popular AR-15 magazines, the PMAG, along with other AR-15 accessories has posted an open letter to their customers and Colorado lawmakers.
The company basically says if CO passes a proposed law that would ban magazines over 10 rounds in capacity, they would be forced to move their operation to another state in order to stay in operation.
In doing so the company would be taking their tax dollars and hundreds if not thousands of jobs with them (once you take sub-contractors into account).
Bravo Magpul, bravo. They join several companies who have taken a stand recently. This includes LaRue Tactical, who recently announced they would no longer sell rifles to state and local agencies that don’t allow citizens to own those same rifles.
Magpul, the maker of one of the most popular AR-15 magazines, the PMAG, along with other AR-15 accessories has posted an open letter to their customers and
Not sure i like that idea. The criminals are always going to have the powerful guns one way or another. Why punish the police who are trying to defend the public?
I don't know anything about the company, but I can't imagine stockholders would be terribly happy with that decision either.
Time for another jury nullification decision.
And right in line with that whole "we need to 'brainwash' people against guns" mentality.....
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