…how does one shoot someone through a door on “instinct.” I’ve got to be missing something. Here’s a quote:
“When you are a sportsman, you act even more on instinct,” he said. “It’s instinct – things happen and that’s what you do.”
Allegedly–this is pretrial–he shot his girlfriend through a door while she was hiding in the bathroom.
Perhaps, this wasn’t premeditated. I’m willing to believe that he got upset–for some reason–decided to get a gun and shoot her. But that isn’t instinct. Instinct would be reflexively shooting someone when you walk downstairs at 3am to investigate a noise. You then find out what you thought was a bad guy was your girlfriend. Both result in a person being dead; however the first is cold-blooded murder and the second is a horrible accident.
As a hunter myself, I have a problem with his dad’s statement. Hunters do anything BUT act on instinct. One of the things drilled into you is to KNOW YOUR TARGET. Don’t shoot a noise. Get a positive ID, evaluate the target, verify there is no danger, and only then fire.
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