Additionally, it's one thing to beat the charges.Depends on the state. The McCluskys had a rough go and they are lawyers.
I don't know that.From a practical point of view and perhaps also a legal one, the pointed gun wasn't going to be fired so long as the door stayed closed.
Well, you're gonna do what you're gonna do.I would shoot first and ask questions later.
I fully sympathize with the temptation. But the consequences. Maybe there is someone in the car that you are unaware of. And you can't know where all of those bullets or fragments are going to go in your neighborhood. It may also draw fire from the crooks who brought guns but weren't going to use them unless they encountered armed resistance. Probably a bad scene all the way around.For clarification, that 30 round mag dump I spoke of was into their unoccupied getaway car so to render it inoperable and forcing them to depart on foot, thereby being forced to carry my catalytic converter with them. I just wanted to make it as difficult as possible on them.