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  •  Wait a minute.... (4+ / 0-)

    A 107 year old guy pointed a handgun at two people in a private residence but then lets them go, unharmed, and the old guy retreats to a bedroom.  
    The police then get a camera in to observe him and tried negotiating with him, which didn't work.  The police then shot some 'gas' in the room (to incapacitate him?  Which apparently didn't work either).  He doesn't surrender.  The old guy fires at the police and the police then kill the guy.
    The police couldn't figure a way to handle the situation without killing the 107 year old guy?  Perhaps clear the area and wait a couple of hours till the old guy fell asleep?  He was 107, a couple hours and he'd been taking a nap.
    I realize guns are deadly and no one of any age should point a gun at anyone or shoot at anyone, most definitely not at the police.
    Again, there was no other way to handle this situation?
    The guy was 107 years old.
    I really, really hate guns.

    I think, therefore I am........................... Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose....AKA Engine Nighthawk - don't even ask!

    by Lilyvt on Sun Sep 08, 2013 at 06:29:35 PM PDT

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