Assault is a behavior; Not a weapon.
But this was NOT an errant shot - the shooter was intentionally committing a crime (vandalism) trying to shoot out the light on the pier - and missed.Destro said:My prayers and condolences to the family.
Errant shots are often a concern of mine during hunting season upstate. We have a house on 25 acres, but often hunters trespass on private land near us during deer season, despite all the posted signs, barb wire, etc. Our house is on top of a mountain essentially with hundreds of acres of vacant land next to it and any high powered rifle can reach it without knowing it. Then again I shoot there all the time and anyone trespassing in the woods behind my small berm is jeopardy.
It's a tough situation. I remember a hunter in NY a few years back killed a kid in a trailer home with an errant shot while hunting.
That man once shown it was his bullet plead guilty and ask for forgiveness from the family it was surely a freak accident he shot at a deer up hill from him and miss the shot basically followed the curve of the ground right to the trailer.Destro said:It's a tough situation. I remember a hunter in NY a few years back killed a kid in a trailer home with an errant shot while hunting.