Am I allowed to rephrase your question to:LH, if somebody threatened you with a gun while you were unarmed, would you...
"If you were 17, and being followed by a creepy guy for no reason, and..."?
The wisdom of M's actions is not at issue. It is the presence or absence of reasonable fear. I do not expect 17 year olds to be wise. On some days, I wonder that I got past 17 myself. Guardian angels.
BTW: You are probably aware that the gun jammed after the first shot. So, we are incorrect to give Z credit for intentionally ceasing fire. And the gun jamming may have been caused by M gripping it.Source: http://backwoodshome.com/blogs/Massa...-we-dont-know/It has been reported that the gun was recovered with a full magazine and that only the chambered round had been fired. This is a condition we associate with something preventing the gun from cycling a fresh round from the magazine into the chamber after the shot was discharged. One thing that can cause that is another man’s hand wrapped around the pistol, retarding its slide mechanism.
We have no evidence that M was not both grasping the gun AND hitting Z (and none that he was).Agreed. But you quoted a very incomplete statemtent of the actual instruction.There is nothing deceptive about a clear and complete statement.
Of course, I give you full credit for providing the link. Perhaps my accusation was just a demonstration of how unkind presumptions can be?
I do apologize for using your heavily edited "quote" to make a point. Mea culpa, and I withdraw entirely and unreservedly the charge of intentional deception.
And to Selena: Yes'm.