What happened to John Cobin .... US citizen arrested in Chile

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The Viña del Mar Oral Criminal Court sentenced the US citizen John Cobin for the crimes of attempted simple homicide, and unjustifiable shooting on the public highway. May get a 15 year jail sentence.


Cobin is also a naturalized Chilean Citizen. During those months of turmoil in Chile, it was a Nazi practice, by the mobs, to ask drivers to get out of their vehicles and perform a dance to let them through...! Cobin did the right thing . ..! bad luck he hit a guy on the leg..!
 

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The Viña del Mar Oral Criminal Court sentenced the US citizen John Cobin for the crimes of attempted simple homicide, and unjustifiable shooting on the public highway. May get a 15 year jail sentence.


Cobin is also a naturalized Chilean Citizen. During those months of turmoil in Chile, it was a Nazi practice, by the mobs, to ask drivers to get out of their vehicles and perform a dance to let them through...! Cobin did the right thing . ..! bad luck he hit a guy on the leg..!

He went out of his way looking for trouble. Forcing out of his car and making him dance was idiotic but he should not have had a gun and he should not have used it. I can't feel sorry for him.
 

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He went out of his way looking for trouble. Forcing out of his car and making him dance was idiotic but he should not have had a gun and he should not have used it. I can't feel sorry for him.

Guess we are all entitled to our own opinion... True
 

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As I recall the report, he deliberately drove into the area where he knew there was trouble - and he did it armed.
 

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As I recall the report, he deliberately drove into the area where he knew there was trouble - and he did it armed.

Maybe the report you read said Deliberately...? he was on his way home, the road was blocked . He had a valid gun permit . Portacion..! he was provoked he overreacted ? Shot in the air , the bullet ricocheted? and hit a bystander? maybe? . I don't have the answer ? You do?
 

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I'd have to read the report again. As I recall, he went out of his way to see what was going on. Maybe I am wrong but that's what I recall. I don't see the justification for carrying a gun around. I assume the court heard the facts.
 

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So the dude gets stopped by at least 4 and they demanded he danced?wtf and he had a legal carry permit? how is that a crime
When outnumbered the only equalizer is the gun, pure and simple
 

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So the dude gets stopped by at least 4 and they demanded he danced?wtf and he had a legal carry permit? how is that a crime
When outnumbered the only equalizer is the gun, pure and simple

Maybe this dude saw a Chilean flag and thought he was in Texas where he could have used the "he needed killin'' defense.
 
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