- Jul 6, 2016
This, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this approach. But remember this was not part of the OP original post. He edited it after the fact and went and put it in.
The line is crossed when you point your rifle at anyone. You NEVER point your weapon at anything you do not intend to kill. A accidental/ negligent discharge is not a capital offense.
What you two seem to be completely missing is the fact that I didn't KNOW it was a negligent discharge and the guy didn't say anything before being confronted. What would you have done? Walked out in the open with a flashlight pointed at your face with one hand and a cup of coffee in the other?Somebody shooting at you and missing (from any distance) is a lot different than someone accidentally shooting near you. I'd hardly say the camp was under assault. I understand the OPs fear and reaction, but let's not pretend it was something more than it was. A very dangerous incident to be sure, but he's not a victim of assault because someone was unsafe near him. That's not what assault means.