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"Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt" ~ Mark Twain
Somebody won stupid prize....
"Just blame Sixto"
You refuse to drop the gun when ordered to by police, expect to get shot. In a high stress situation like that, whether it is a pellet gun or not is the last thing on the officers mind.
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Suicide by cop, nothing new.
"There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
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When ordered to put the gun down by police, always remember, this is not the time for negotiations.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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Great... next thing you know they'll be trying to outlaw pellet guns!
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato
Sad story, but unfortunately, it ended as you might expect, given the actions taken.
You can educate ignorance, you can't fix stupid
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15 year old 8th grade student?
"He had plenty of opportunities to lower the weapon ... and he didn't want to," - All choices have consequences sometimes deadly consequences.
and here it comes - "Jaime was not a bad kid, and I wish I could ask him why he did that, why did you put yourself in that position?", "I'm not saying he was perfect or an angel, but he was a very giving person."
Basic rule - If you point something that looks like a firearm at someone and don't stop when ordered, it will likely not end well.
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Student and Stupid both begin with "Stu" & in this case...end with a body bag and a toe tag. Sad.
I guess we're so used to bad movies that people expect real life villains to be purely one-dimensional characters; and, when they're not, it must be because they were tragically misunderstood. The worst of humanity usually have at least a few people in their lives to whom they were "good".
"The flock sleep peaceably in their pasture at night because Sheepdogs stand ready to do violence on their behalf."