Originally Posted by JiveHippo
The facts as they are, do not look good for him, and they haven't named any other suspects. We're allowed to speculate. Regardless of whether he thought she was an intruder or not, he shot her, and she died. He should be more responsible with his guns.
And I hope you'll rethink your stance on guns. If you still lived in South Africa, would you not want to have a gun to protect yourself and your family?
Yes the fact is he shot her and tragically, she is dead, that is all we know for certain. The circumstances will be uncovered with time. Media 'facts' are blindly spread by too many people without any critical thought. The media does paint a very bleak picture for him. It's all very upsetting.
If you've ever studied criminology and statistics you would know that the chances of being shot are much higher when you own a gun. I lived in SA for a long time, most of my life, and as long as you are careful you will be ok. Like any country in the world there are certain areas that are dodgy, where you have to keep your wits about you.
I don't want to get into the whole gun ownership debate but owning a gun for self protection is proven not to be the answer to the very real problems that lead to violence in the first place. Switzerland often gets used as an example
, but that is a fallacy. One need only look at the USA and the violent mass shootings that occur there all too often to understand that guns =/= safety. Countries where gun ownership is illegal tend to have very low violent crime rates.
Back to perfume. I wonder what Thierry Mugler will do about this?