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Old December 12, 2011, 03:44 PM   #18
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People seem to be confusing de facto negligence with criminal or culpable negligence. Dropping a gun, and trying to catch said gun, is negligent in a sense. But how do you establish mens rea with regard to a poor reflex action?
Mens rea my foot. Endangering safety does not require criminal intent. Negligent is as negligent does.

Edit: I think actus reus is the relevant statute.
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