Re: GUNS: Shooting of Japanese student did happen

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 08 Jun 1999 13:51:40 -0400 wrote:

> In a message dated 6/8/99 9:00:25 AM, you wrote:
> > .44 magnum revolver
> >at him until the guy decided that he must be a lunatic and shot him. Any
> >moderately intelligent person should be able to work out that when you
> >have a huge great gun pointed at you it's a real bad idea to keep moving
> >towards the person who's holding it.
> I see, you assume I am a liar, ( becasue i am careless and frivolous about
> facts) therefore, you decide not to research that yelling Freeze comment,
> You may or may not go find out.... either way you convinced me ...
> that its not good to talk to you..! LOL...
> you decide, like the man above that i am "whatever" and you shoot.

I don't think he assumed you were a liar, just that the student was acting pretty stupidly to keep walking toward a man with a gun who was telling him to freeze, repeatedly. Its just something you don't do. If someone points a gun at you, you basically have two options: a) raise your hands and drop to the ground, or b) pull your own gun and start shooting. Approaching a person with a pointed gun is an indication of intent to disarm. There is no reason for the homeowner to consider that the student did not understand English. Such considerations can get you killed.

Mike Lorrey


Michael S. Lorrey
Owner, Lorrey Systems
Director, Grafton County Fish & Game Assoc.
Member, Extropy Institute
Member, National Rifle Association
"Live Free or Die, Death is not the Worst of Evils."
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