GiantsFan14 wrote:Metroid wrote:That's not a good analogy. The owner of the bungee jumping company doesn't put my life at risk because I don't chose to bungee jump. That's the difference, there is a choice, you know the danger, and sign a waiver. With drunk drivers they aren't giving you a choice, and you don't sign a waiver. They get in their car drunk and put others in serious danger without them knowing. Sure you don't mean to kill anyone, but you make the choice to get drunk and get behind the wheel of a car. If someone dies because of your negligence you should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I don't know if that should be the death penalty, I'm not going to get into that part of it, but you did make a premeditated decision to operate a motor vehicle while intoxicated. And everyone else on the road is put in danger because of that choice. No other way around that.
This. seriously lol at that analogy. choosing to put your own life at risk is very different than someone else putting your life at risk without giving you a choice in the matter.
It's not a direct analogy to drunk driving, but your comment was "knowingly putting other people's lives at risk in practically murder." Regardless of whether or not I sign a waiver to go bungee jumping, you are still knowingly putting my life in danger by sending me up there, so regardless of my signature, by your definition that's practically murder.
Also, think about, relative to other laws, how harsh it would be to give someone the death penalty for their decision to drive drunk, as you expected. That's a far harsher punishment than for someone who commits rape, for example. If the punishment is to fit a crime, are you suggesting that driving drunk, which accidentally results in the death of someone else deserves are more serious punishment than violently raping someone (which is premeditated and intended)?