rberq wrote:jpete wrote:If you use a hand grenade to "defend" yourself, and you cause an innocent bystander to lose his life, liberty or pursuit, then you go to jail for the rest of your life.
How about if you use a handgun to defend yourself, and a shot goes astray and kills an innocent bystander? Jail for you?
If I indescriminately started firing into a crowd, yes. There's a difference between "gun ownership" and "responsible gun ownership".
Every member of the Latin Kings are "gun owners", I'd hardly call them "responsible"
In the example given, a hand grenade was used. I don't care if you have one, but it is an indescriminate weapon. As opposed to a handgun which can be employed like a surgeons scalpel to remove cancerous tissue and leave the good stuff alone.
If you have a hand grenade that by design ONLY kills its intended target and no one else, by all means, lob away.