This goes to show that you can be legally killed in some situations even if what you did was not illegal. A noise complaint from an annoyed neighbor resulted in cops shooting and killing a man within five seconds of him opening his front door. Ryan Whitaker opened the door holding a gun in his right hand which is legal in Arizona but it made the cops fear for their lives. However, the cops never gave him a chance to put the gun down which he appeared to be trying to do when one cop shot him in the back three times. "Why did you guys shoot him?" Whitaker's girlfriend, Brandee Nees, yelled as she stepped into the doorway. "He just pulled a gun on us, ma'am," Phoenix police officer Jeff Cooke said. "Because it's dark and someone just knocked on the door," Nees responded. When Phoenix police officer John Ferragamo asked Nees if she and Whitaker had been fighting, she told him they were only playing video games. https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops...plaint-over-video-game-AsvFt-AHpkeQlcgNj5qiTA This story is already being discussed in another thread right now. But I'd like to focus on something else. What should the "protocol" be in such situations? To be able to understand what should be in situations like this is to better truly understand the logical framework within the concept of self-defense. If one party has adequate reason to feel threatened, they can pull out a gun. But that can be adequate reason for another party to feel threatened, and they too can pull out a gun, point the gun, and possibly shoot. In some situations it could be legal for both parties to shoot each other. And that is exactly what happened in this story. If police see anyone pull out a gun, they are likely going to shoot to kill. This is entirely understandable. There have been numerous situations in the news where police entered a home, and the persons inside the home at the time for some reason did not realize that the persons entering their home were police, and then a deadly and tragic confrontation transpired. Even though there was no crime, someone was killed. One reason why no-knock warrants should only be used in the rarest of situations. And also one of the reasons Libertarians have criticized many of the unnecessary laws that exist, because they can sometimes lead to situations like this. When someone is intentionally shot and killed, there is an inherent human instinct and emotion to want to find someone to blame, to believe some person must have done something illegal to cause it. But that is not always the case. In some situations, no one may be at fault, and no one may broken the law. But my question for you all to try to think about (it's a really difficult subject to try to think about), is what should the proper protocol be in these type of situations? What should each side do to "be in the right"?