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Police refer to it as the "Assassination Game." They said it typically involves high school seniors and takes place in public, with them trying to attack someone with fake weapons.
Police say that despite it being played across the country, there is nothing funny about this game and that it could have deadly consequences.
"There are a number of people in the public today who carry firearms, and beyond that you could provoke a response from somebody," Roon said.
 

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Another "game" where people practice lack of responsibility for their own actions. The games are "We are ABOVE you, you are BELOW us, we get to do whatever we want to you and we will".

It the same old "Bullying The Disposable People" game. The rules mainly differ only by the violence being used from game to game.
 

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For many years (decades as far as I know) the residents of the Honors Dorm residence hall at the University of Alabama had a spring war games. The rules were such that only members were affected. Off-limits places were enforced and guns (suction-cup darts with the cup cut away) were clearly not firearms. There were actually penalties for hitting "civilians". I do recall once in the 70's they were asked by the Secret Service to postpone the game by a week when a protectee was scheduled to visit. They cheerfully complied.
 

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Even If

Even if the assassins in this 'assassination game" only target each other, and persons consenting to play the role of VIP's to be attacked, there is still a risk that some non-involved bystander will be an armed citizen and will use his or her gun to drop what he or she reasonably believes to be a violent felon.

It's probably even OK for an armed citizen to shoot the "assassin" in the back to prevent his or her successful escape from the scene of what looks like a murder or attempted murder. Call it a "citizen's arrest" and using a reasonable amount of force to stop the armed felon.

Not only do Georgia's deadly force laws use the phrase "reasonable believes" -- which leaves open the possibility of a reasonable BUT MISTAKEN belief about what was happening and what is a necessary response...

... but Georgia also has a specific law about a reasonable mistake of fact, too.

O.C.G.A. 16-3-5. Mistake of fact

A person shall not be found guilty of a crime if the act or omission to act constituting the crime was induced by a misapprehension of fact which, if true, would have justified the act or omission.
 

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Even if the assassins in this 'assassination game" only target each other, and persons consenting to play the role of VIP's to be attacked, there is still a risk that some non-involved bystander will be an armed citizen and will use his or her gun to drop what he or she reasonably believes to be a violent felon.

It's probably even OK for an armed citizen to shoot the "assassin" in the back to prevent his or her successful escape from the scene of what looks like a murder or attempted murder. Call it a "citizen's arrest" and using a reasonable amount of force to stop the armed felon.

Not only do Georgia's deadly force laws use the phrase "reasonable believes" -- which leaves open the possibility of a reasonable BUT MISTAKEN belief about what was happening and what is a necessary response...

... but Georgia also has a specific law about a reasonable mistake of fact, too.

O.C.G.A. 16-3-5. Mistake of fact

A person shall not be found guilty of a crime if the act or omission to act constituting the crime was induced by a misapprehension of fact which, if true, would have justified the act or omission.
I'm with you on that, the 80's was another time. Back then there were far fewer reasons to suspect anything was amiss and, frankly, far fewer snowflakes and hysterics on campus.
 

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we played T.A.G. (the assassination game) back in middle school. it was great fun. you had to search and scan, and analyze ambush points walking home from school. had fun while you learned things...though i agree the article in the OP describes something completely different.
 

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I think the thrill with the fools playing the modern version of this game is the rush they get knowing they could get a real weapon pulled on them, or worse. I suppose a fool and his adrenaline are bound to be parted one way or another.
 

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I think the thrill with the fools playing the modern version of this game is the rush they get knowing they could get a real weapon pulled on them, or worse. I suppose a fool and his adrenaline are bound to be parted one way or another.
Probably more the thrill of the unvarnished reaction of the "civilian" who thinks its real. Incredibly dumb move, but then again that's what college students are best known for......
 
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