Thanks for the 1-word rebuttal. Always appreciate that one.
Of the criminal used Remmington shells, and you have the same shells: you are now a liar and defending yourself. If you gave shells to a neighbor, had hunting stolen, etc.. You could be labelled a liar or guilty by weak circumstances.
OK, then maybe "I don't know" is a better answer than "I don't remember". Some of your reply ignores the fact that, based on the scratches and markings on a given shell casing, they can determine with a high degree of confidence if a specific weapon fired that casing. If he owned that particular weapon, and he already told them that he hadn't loaned it out or let anyone borrow it and that it wasn't stolen, then he's screwed.
There are countless scenarios in which you would not want to answer a question on these lines.
Right. So don't answer questions. Don't say you don't know or you don't remember, just don't answer questions at all. He got into trouble when he started answering questions, not when he failed to answer this one.
Do not forget that a fundamental component of our justice system is that a person is innocent until proven guilty.
Well, they're presumed innocent until found to be guilty (bit of a difference there), but thanks for the reminder.