No, you totally misunderstood that. Shooting YOU is always acceptable. No matter how often. Because it's you and you are probably scum.
Is this said tongue-in-cheek? I assume there might be some inside joke or some old rivalry or history between the two of you so I can't really tell if you are being serious.
Yes. It is somewhat tongue in cheek. :-) Also I had promised in pre-game to kill his alt. Since that was already taken out, I had to shoot him instead. ;-)
But joking aside, there's a kernel of truth. We don't have much to go on in a Russian roulette game and SPF is the only one who struck me as slightly scummy. Apart from deliasq. There I was mostly shooting in the dark on the chance that his 'let's suspect players for being present' statement actually was a newbie-scum-player trying to make a case out of nothing. As it turned out, I was wrong and he was a newbie-town-player trying to make a case out of nothing.
But SPF, an experienced player, shooting twice at a townie without even having a reason to do so, looks off. So, maybe he's scum. Everyone else, apart from you, is in the big 'neutral' pile. You are leaning town, obviously, but not certified town. As has already been discussed.
So my order of preference for shooting targets:
.........[no shooting below this line, for now]..........
And I suggest to all my fellow town players to restrict their shooting attempts to SPF or lurkers. The latter has the added benefit of moving the game forward, because we don't have to wait for a Lurker's shot that may not come in a long while.