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Published: Thursday, May 1 2014 7:39 a.m. MDT

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FT
salt lake city, UT

This is such a sad, devastating story. A young man killed for what? Ultimately, the man who pulled the trigger is responsible but so many others contributed. Does a 17 year old deserve to die for walking into a baited garage? Did the shooter have other options other than firing a gun at an unknown target?
We need to take our country, our society back, from these extreme groups and laws that contort a persons right to carry and use a gun. Just because acts like this are becoming the norm does not mean they have to become accepted.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Let's revisit this. If the kid hadn't gone into the garage, nothing would have happened. Why was he in the garage? Did he live with the guy and the shooter made a dumb and tragic decision? OR was the kid up to something? Sad he died. The shooter should have looked for other alternatives, but like the kid that got stabbed in Stansbury, this appears to be a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Nothing wrong with using a gun to defend life and property. Just make darn sure it is absolutely justified and a last resort.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Flashback--you don't always have time to be absolutely justified.

My neighbor's wife was killed by a burglar while her husband hesitated being absolutely sure about shooting him. Fortunately, the burglar was caught, after just being released from prison.

worf
Mcallen, TX

FT--what others contributed, and why do you say the garage was baited?

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