qmti wrote:I read a initial article with more detail that she stated that she "should have unloaded the clip on him" on him. (yeah, I know it's suppose to be magazine). I tend to agree with that assessment of what she should have done. Later articles of the incident is omitting this statement, I wonder why.
I certainly understand the sentiment, but as far as actually doing that, I respecfully disagree, for a couple of reasons. First is legally it's not a good idea to shoot any more than you have to in order to stop the situation. Even if she wouldn't have been indicted or convicted, there's always the civil arena to potentially consider.
The second reason is a tactical consideration. If you unnecessarily run your handgun dry on one person, and that person has friends accomplices, etc nearby you're at a disadvantage should they decide to attack. Now most of the time accomplices to a criminal hit the road when the shooting starts (and then post on social media how unjustified the shooting was
) You can't however count on that all the time, particularly if they witness you running your gun dry.
This part is a little concerning.
Booker-Hicks told FOX4 Dallas her two sons, ages 2 and 4, were sitting in the backseat at the time.
“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop, to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the armrest to get my glove compartment and that’s when I fired at him once I got the gun from my glove compartment,”
I understand the convenience of consoles, particularly if you don't have kids in the back seat, but there is a potential issue if they are inside. Many kids that age tend to get into stuff they're not supposed to when there is no adult supervision the car. I recall back when a couple of great grandkids were 2 and 4, and my wife and I got out of the car at a gas station. She went inside and I was just outside the car. Next thing I know, I see the 4 year old unbuckling herself to get into the console. When I asked her what she was doing, she said she thought some candy was in there. Fortunately my wife did not have a gun in the console that day, but had it with her instead.
As far as the shooting itself, she allegedly gave him a chance to get out, and he chose not to take the opportunity. As Dr Phil says,
"If you choose the behavior, you choose the consequences."