Agreed, well said. Where are you on abortion, just fmi
Thanks for your kind comment. As to your question, I am - probably not surprisingly, pro-life.See my responses to this question:1) Are you pro-abortion or anti-abortion? ↗It was given MHO status and appears under my "Nightdrot" nom de guerre.
Oh yeah, we've probably gone round and round
While I certainly remember you by your pseudonym, forgive me but I don't recall our specific discussions on the abortion issue. No need to recapitulate it - I sense you disagree - but I trust that I have answered your question. That said, happy to add further if you like.
Interesting. What did your jury vote?
I was on two. Both were military tribunals.The first, I simply can't remember anything about it except that's where we found the person guilty and we could suggest the level of punishment. That's when we got the speech.I was on another one where the husband was being tried for child abuse but due to the questions we asked as a jury everyone realized it was the mom. He was released at the end of the day and she was taken into custody.
military tribunals are outside of the regular legal system isn't it? They have their own rulebook not bound by the constitution.
I apologise... I'm half asleep. They were courts-martial. I have no idea what a tribunal is...🙄
A court-martial is regulated by the UCMJ, Uniform Code of Military Justice. All service members give up some of our constitutional rights while serving.We're subject to the Constitution AND the UCMJ. You pay for that pension in blood, sweat and service. But you're also held to a higher account than any other citizen.
a higher account shouldn't mean loss of constitutional rights
i guess tribunal is a three judge panel? but I saw Few Good Men :)
But it does...
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Oh god, a “good guy with a gun” lesson. Stop pretending to know criminals.
I've kown one criminal my whole life and I've know others before. I'm not predending. I've seen shit first hand. Don't try and discredit me with lies. https://youtu.be/NXEShO_jmkIhttps://youtu.be/thVhVjn59mgwww.cnsnews.com/.../cdc-study-use-firearms-self-defense-important-crime-deterrent
I got links to! And my CDC reference is real.Gun Accidents Compilation;https://youtu.be/Dp1dhSKhKXMwww.cdc.gov/.../fastfact.html
www.cdc.gov/.../leading-causes-of-death.htm I don't want to debate. You asked a question, I gave my opinion. Gun accidents occur when someone stupid gets a gun. In the criminal world, people aren't taught about gun safety, so they end up having more accidents than legal owners. In addition to this, the study you linked grouped homicides, suicides, and assualts with the accidents. Take the homicides, suicides and assualts out and that's 2 out of 10 in that 39,740 people. It even says: "There are few intentionally self-inflicted firearm-related injuries seen in hospital emergency departments.". There are more vehicle related accidental deaths than firearms. en.m.wikipedia.org/.../...ity_rate_in_U.S._by_yearSo I guess we should make owning high-speed sports cars illegal then? https://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol#accidentsI personally think that people should be taught gun safety when they get a gun. The gun store clerk should teach them the 4 rules and take them into a lane on the range. The majority of people who legally own a gun know about and practice gun safety. I don't know if you've ever bought a gun, but they come with safety stickers on them, a manual, usually a gun lock, and engraving on it. It's also on the ammo boxes. I don't want to argue. I may have snapped a little when you accused of "pretending to know criminals". If we are to have a conversation, then okay. But I don't like arguments or debates. Also, there's a 1994 study from the CDC that shows significantly more lives were saved with firearms than taken. I can't find said study though because all I find are articles where an anylist talks about the study.
You call 911 and hope for the best while you shit your pants and hide while the rest of us take care of it...
@Andres77 and I'll pray you don't accidentally shoot one of your family members which is more likely.
That's a missguided misconception. The vast majority of self defense situations do not end by the person accidentally shooting themselves or loved ones. In fact, I've never personally seen it happen, I've never personally heard it happen, I've never had it happen, and I haven't seen any actual statics from reputable sources show it. I practice with my firearms often and I've never had an ND. I know others who do the same and they've never had an ND. The chances of shooting yourself or a bystander while defending against an attack is less likely than a having a fatal car accident. As proven by the stats I posted in my previous response. To take it even further, if your claim was true, then gun ranges would have more deaths than any highway in America. And they don't.
the cdc link I just sent you showed suicide and accidental deaths as like 80% of all gun deaths.
But would Huntely’s appeals be more costly? It certainly is in the US.
The appeals process is there already, i wpuld assume people receiving a life sentence would appeal so the type of sentence wouldn't change that. I'd only want it in a small number of cases where there's no chance of redemption. In UK that would be a small number.
Death sentences have automatic appeals and are more scrutinized obvi, bc someone will die. In US there are like 10x more appeals process for capital punishment. Trust me, it’s not economical.
I wouldn't make an automatic appeal.
regardless, court hearings cost money. And our govts allow convicts to appeal death sentences for a number of reasons, just in case.