Consider just for a moment along with your deeper thoughts on this and other issues, you put too much time into the many posts of your own here as well. Other than this thread, unlike you, I don't have to preach to everyone on every thread
and continually beat my head against the wall. Perhaps you should have just gone back and addressed the sentences with questions marks at the end. Sometimes things are not as black and white as some would like to see them.
You never addressed the other more egregious suggestions made by others of other alternative and perhaps more culpable actions after the fact.
You never addressed the alternative analogy which is patently more similar in nature (breaking store items) other than the ridiculous speeding. In addition comparing it to shooting into a bush and endangering people was a stretch although you are correct with regards to knowing your target...he knew it was a duck just not a sprig. He knows that was wrong and manned up about it in a few ways did he not? He doesn't need anyone else to tell him that.
You never addressed the fact that many people think shooting 7 pintail is just fine and they think they should while chastising him here.
You never addressed the statement that Dave thought it was a joke and the other statements you hitched your wagon too nor consider the human condition. Some folks on here are pretty quick to throw stones from their glass houses as I am more than sure anyone who has spent any amount of time in the out of doors probably has more than a few skeletons in their closet. You tell me what takes more balls keeping them swept under the rug or coming clean all the way around even to your peers who you know might be judgmental? Yup that's another question mark...
I am more than sure the OP knows he broke the regulation===double duh. But thanks to Captain obvious we all can rest easy now. What is not so obvious is some peoples inability to apply a little more understanding of what ethics are and a deeper understanding of human nature and psychology. But of course with your advanced degree and astute insights into these things I am sure you know exactly why he came here and how he and we should be subsequently lectured...
I REALLY seriously do not think you understand at all, and making jokes about it and deflecting doesn't help you in the process. You continually disregard some of the salient points I have made and do not address the questions and statements I have made as part of a "discussion". You see part of having a discussion is listening and addressing all the issues being raised and bantered about in these discussions. Your tendency to agree and perpetuate some multiple shotgunned negative statements by not separating out your agreements or disagreements didn't serve you so well in your now weak although more accurate myopic assertions. This time again you boiled it down to something which no one ever disputed while ignoring the rest. Jumping on the bandwagon sometimes while failing to express how you might disagree with other pertinent mitigating circumstances or alternative scenarios or even recognize they exist is intellectually dishonest. I just called you out on it.
Hey as "someone" consistently says here if you don't like hearing what others have to say positive or negative then don't post..now who would say something like that? Other than your sarcasm I do believe some of this stuff did finally sink in.
Charter member of the "I only shoot bar belly geese club". I'm a Bar belly goose purist!