Free Bagel wrote:Uh, why is the fact that the "assault" was pointing a gun at them a more minor crime in your minds?
I don't care which one is more "wrong", with the ways the laws work in Florida pulling a gun on someone is literally about 24 times worse than beating someone up without a gun being involved.
It may not be a big deal "in some areas of society", but it certainly is down here in Florida with the zero tolerance gun policy. I mean seriously, it's all over billboards and television ads down here, we have to hear about it every single day.
Because threatening to do something and actually doing it are too different things in the eyes of most people. Im sure he wasnt talking about right or wrong in terms of the law, but in terms of morality. You really considering threatening someone to be as serious as actually hurting them?
Of course he shouldnt have done it. It was stupid, he knows the law (I hope). But hes a dumb kid who probably grew up around this sort of thing. He had to get his stuff back and he overreacted. Lets also keep in mind here that the people on the other side of this case are probably way worse than Sean (not only did they steal his ATVs, but they actually FIRED bullets into his SUV). Its not like he was waving a gun at some random people at a McDonalds (cough Marcus vick cough)
Besides, Im sure your UF bias is almost as bad as my Skins bias.