Quote Originally Posted by Kingsmythe View Post
I'd say intent can mitigate, but it's still result that matters most. If I shoot someone in cold blood vs am screwing around with a gun and it goes off, killing someone, the victim is dead either way. There, the intent can mitigate some, but it's still the result that matters, and I'd be facing a trail (as I should) either way.
That's perfectly fine. The argument can't ever be "I didn't want this to happen, so it's not my fault!" anyway. The problem is when people start acting as if it is all black and white.