I am guessing you are right since he had the gun and knew how to use it as he did. Still is a harsh harsh life to have a mom you have to protect by killing someone at that age. When I was 18 getting drunk was my biggest worry. I feel bad for all the kids since that kind of screwed up childhood leads to a troubled adult life if he does nothing to help himself...guessing the mom is not up for making sure he is mentally stable. That is a lot on that kids shoulders. Could go either way and turn into a hardened man or a crazy punk.I'm guessing the kid knew it was going to come to this and was partially prepared for it.Or as much as a human being can be.
Probably a lot harder at 18 than a kid should have to be.
Hope he does OK
No argument. Just know a lot of kids from screwed up childhoods and hope the best for this one. If someone tries to use his horrible situation to discuss gun ownership against someone like that then they have a very twisted grip on what happened and reality in general. I know he did the right thing and without the gun he could not have.40cal . . . Be very careful with that argument. You are playing into the hands of the anti-2nd amendment crowd who would like to use a "traumatic" experience to justify denying his gun ownership rights!!!
I agree and also disagree....I think. Age does not define maturity always but it does define wisdom and clarity. When I was 18 I knew everything. Suddenly many years later I know I do not have a clue about a lot of things. Odd how that works.That's not a child. That's a man. Age does not define your maturity. Any person that would step up and do what needs to be done is a man. It's no more traumatic for him than it would have been for a 30 year old, 40 year old, or older to have done. It's all based on your perspective. The man was an abuser. His actions lead to his demise; no need to feel bad about putting a rabid animal down.
Depends upon the person. I think someone who can step up and do something like that will turn out just fine. He defended his mother and himself. No reason to feel bad, or torment himself over it.I agree and also disagree....I think. Age does not define maturity always but it does define wisdom and clarity. When I was 18 I knew everything. Suddenly many years later I know I do not have a clue about a lot of things. Odd how that works.
Well never having killed another human being,I can't say how he will turn outDornai, yes, there is no logical reason to "feel bad, or torment himself over it". But human nature, being what it is, will have most people to still go through a process that starts out with us taking blame until we work through it to come to grips.
Not knowing whether his (the survivor) own shot, or the suspect's shot was the fatal shot does not help either, if anything, it might cause more "soul searching".
Right, wrong, or indifferent, it takes time to work through the process, but it never truly goes away, you learn to live with it.
And I whole heartedly agree with you.....this kid's going to turn out to be just fine.