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Let's all back this up for a moment. I wasn't able to read the article because it's blocked at work but I think I get the gist of the story.
If I was woken up at 3am to someone knocking at my door I wouldn't necessarily bring a gun with me but let's say I did this time around.
Now if I was suspicious of who was out there I wouldn't open the door without asking the person to identify themselves. Anytime I get a knock at the door at a late hour I make sure I look out a window to figure out who they are before even going to the door.
No one should ever answer a door with a fucking gun pointing in someones face without knowing who is on the other side. As a cop I would have pulled the trigger without hesitation.
I realize that the situation is messed up and they shot someone who didn't deserve to die that morning but god damn people use some common sense. I'm an advocate of castle law and the legal ownership of firearms for self defense but let's not start answering doors with guns pointed in someones face.
Knock knock, gun pointed at face.
So in this situation as a law enforcement officer who is stressed out on a good day what would you do? Would you have preferred the officers to say "hey how's it going? Nice gun you have there, would you care to put it away? Thanks for being such a good sport!"
There is a fucking gun pointed at your head.
Too bad some states have laws to justify defending yourself from police in the wrong...
Shit, if I was woken up very late at night to banging on my door I would atleast have some sort of weapon handy if a gun was not available.
Be careful not to let your dog run to the door barking......
It is sad how brave some of these boys in blue are:(