human909 wrote:fat and old wrote:Please provide evidence of an accidental shooting "on the street". Maybe it does happen. Police excluded.
You seem to be missing the point. If I accidentally shoot somebody, then I better have a damn good explanation for the police on why it was an accident and it was not reckless. I'll struggle to get away without charges if my excuse was "I didn't see him" or "I thought I gave him enough space".
In contrast such excuse routinely are acceptable. Sorry Mr Plod, I did look but didn't notice that cyclists there, I'm sorry he died. Minor traffic infringements or no punishment at all is common.
I’m well aware that the cyclist scenario is way to common and unacceptable. But that isn’t the point. You made a statement in support of your position. I was asking for facts to back that statement or in lieu a retraction or explanation that it was an hypothetical possibility. You’ve done that, thanks.