This is not a real story (as far as I'm aware), just a context to ask a question about logical fallacies:
Susan hunted wolves with her rifle from the bed of a pickup truck while her friend drove her. A conservation officer caught them, and they were charged with illegal hunting practices (such laws regarding hunting from vehicles exist).
Susan and her friend pleaded not-guilty, as they checked the driving laws, and the driving laws said nothing about shooting a gun from the bed of a moving pickup truck.
Clearly Susan and friend committed a logical fallacy. Which one was it given the facts below?
- Driving laws say nothing about hunting wolves.
- They were in a moving car while hunting.
- They were not doing anything illegal as far as driving laws were concerned.