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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo View Post
    I'd say far more people remember Lavar Burton as Kunta Kinte than Geordy La Forge
    Or the host of "Reading Rainbow".

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  3. #12
    He is morally responsible IMHO, even though maybe not legally. Obviously he did not handle his firearm very professionally firing blind. But if have never actually been shot at and who knows what mistakes I might make in such a high stress situation. He will have to live with having killed the girl and from the whole story it's fairly obvious that he meant her no harm but was not only surprised by BGs but actually under fire.

  4. #13
    JSDinTexas Guest
    Yes, we are responsible for our actions - all of our actions. And I bet that if the facts of every night, home shooting event included whether eyes were open or not, it would find a number of incidents where people close their eyes and pull the trigger.

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    Wink Close My Eyes Forever

    Baby, I get so scared inside and I don't really understand
    Is it love that's on my mind or is it fantasy?
    Heaven, is in the palm of my hand and it's waiting here for you
    What am I supposed to do with a childhood tragedy?

    If I close my eyes forever
    Will it all remain unchanged?
    If I close my eyes forever
    Will it all remain the same?

    Sometimes, its hard to hold on, so hard to hold on to my dreams
    It isn't always what it seems when you're face to face with me
    Like a dagger you stick me in the heart and taste the blood from my blade
    And when we sleep would you shelter me in your warm and dark embrace?

    If I close my eyes forever
    Will it all remain unchanged?
    If i close my eyes forever
    Will it all remain the same?

    Will you ever take me?
    No I just can't take the pain
    Would you ever trust me?
    No I'll never feel the same (oh)

    (instrumental)

    I know I've been so hard on you
    I know I've told you lies
    If I could have just one more wish
    I'd wipe the cobwebs from my eyes

    If I close my eyes forever
    Will it all remain unchanged?
    If I close my eyes forever
    will it all remain the same? (Oh yeah)

    Close your eyes...
    Close your eyes...
    You gotta close your eyes for me..........

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    I wouldn't have taken you for a Ozzy fan, G50AE. A man of multiple facets.
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." --author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

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    The unasked and unanswered question. Why was the little girl wandering around in front of him? He should have gone to protect her and not protecting himself. Her protection was more important than his own. As a father myself, I think he is a murderer.

  8. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    I wouldn't have taken you for a Ozzy fan, G50AE. A man of multiple facets.
    He did a duet with Lita Ford on that song.

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    "Burton ran into a bedroom, and was able to dislodge the bullets. He said he stepped out of the room, heard footsteps coming towards him in the darkened house and fired one shot. 'I closed my eyes and then I shot,' Burton testified."

    Poor PPITH planning. NRA Rule - know your target and what is beyond. Both the NRA PPITH and PPOTH take on this scenario. Students are taught not to fire until they have a clear known target with no potential collateral issues. In his favor, he was probably exiting the bedroom to secure the remaining family members. But good PPITH practices teach children to lock down, jam the door and get under the bed. He didn't practice these drills with the kids.

    Hindsight is 20/20. We're all "Monday morning quarterbacks" and couldn't possibly have understood his state of mind during this incident. I feel very badly for him and may God bless the child an family.

    We must all learn a lesson from this. Learn and practice a home invasion plan. Ensure the kids know what to do. And remember, there's a lawyer attached to every round that leaves your gun.

    Be safe,
    BC
    GOD, GUNS and GUITARS

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    The burglars should be charged with what they did, which was home invasion. My heart goes out to the Burton family for their loss, but those burglars did not kill that little girl; the fact is, she is dead not because of what the burglars did, but because of what her father did, and he's the one who should be charged. So, to answer the original question, yes, he is responsible.

  11. #20

    Arrow Taking a shot in the dark, beware.

    Quote Originally Posted by tattedupboy View Post
    The burglars should be charged with what they did, which was home invasion. My heart goes out to the Burton family for their loss, but those burglars did not kill that little girl; the fact is, she is dead not because of what the burglars did, but because of what her father did, and he's the one who should be charged. So, to answer the original question, yes, he is responsible.
    Out on the street, I'm stalking the night
    I can hear my heavy breathing.
    Paid for the kill but it doesn't seem right
    Something there I can't believe in.

    Voices are calling from inside my head
    I can hear them, I can hear them.
    Vanishing memories of things that were said
    They can't try to hurt me now.

    But a shot in the dark one step away from you
    Just a shot in the dark always creeping up on you
    Alright.

    Taught by the powers that preach over me
    I can hear their empty reason
    I wouldn't listen I learnt how to fight
    I opened up my mind to treason

    But just like the wounded and when it's too late
    They'll remember, they'll surrender
    Never a care for that people who hate
    Underestimate me now

    But a shot in the dark, one step away from you
    Just a shot in the dark, nothing that you can do
    A shot in the dark, always creeping up on you.
    Alright.

    But just like the wounded and when it's too late
    They'll remember they'll surrender
    Never a care for the people who hate
    Underestimate me now

    But a shot in the dark, one step away from you
    Just a shot in the dark, nothing that you can do
    Just a shot in the dark ,always creeping up on you. all right

    Just a shot in the dark
    Just a shot in the dark
    Just a shot in the dark
    Just a shot in the dark

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